talasumche

 

About us

Talasumche is a children’s vocal and theatrical formation. It was founded by the composer and choral conductor Dimitar Kostantzaliev in 1992 who is also its artistic director. In this remarkable group take part children aged between 4 and 14 years. Besides singing and vocal education the children learn also solfeggio, dramatic arts and modern dancing under the guidance of qualified teaching staff.

The group’s repertoire is outstandingly versatile. It performs popular music, orthodox-slavic songs, classical and folklore songs and modern pop music as well.

A great part of the repertoire consists of songs whose lyrics and music has been inspired and created by children who are group’s members themselves. Five audio albums of the formation have been released until present: Vesko-Barbalesko, Sea Dreams, Ghosts Without Pattens, Silent Night, Holy Night, The Best of Talasumche and and two audio CDs called 28 Favourite Children’s Songs Of Talasumche, 27 Favourite Songs By Dimitar Kostantzaliev and I Sing Along With The Notes. Many of the group’s songs were recorded on audio cassettes of the Theater Pan and Boyko Kanev publishing companies and songs were created and performed especially for them.

Talasumche children’s vocal and theatrical formation participated in projects integrated in Domino 1, 2 ,3 English teaching system of Letera publishing company. The formation enriches its traditional concept of choral singing through dramatic and choreographic performances. Singing, dancing and acting have been wonderfully combined in the so far nine staged musicals and musical shows: The Magic Song, Sea Dreams, Ghosts Without Pattens, Hello, Vacation, Who Believes In Santa Claus, The Float, The Stars Of Venice, In The Kingdom Of Letters, The Three Fairies And The Sleeping Beauty, The Most Beautiful Day and The Day Of Forgiveness which have been performed many times in Sofia and throughout the country. Their video recordings have been broadcasted on the Bulgarian National Television and on private TV channels. Some of their songs have received first place awards for composition at international festivals in Italy, Denmark and Bulgaria.


PERFORMANCES


The group’s songs are often broadcasted by the National Radio Station and private radio programs. Group’s soloists have many times participated with great success in national and international competitions and returned from them as laureates with prestigious awards: from Turkey, Poland, Italy, Macedonia, Ukraine, Belarus and Spain.

The group popularizes new children’s songs created by Bulgarian composers and takes part in children’s morning concert programs organized by the Union of Bulgarian Composers within the New Bulgarian Music project. The formation participates each year in the Christmas festivals and the Salon of the Arts festival, which have been arranged by the National Palace of Culture since 1994 till present.

Talasumche children’s vocal and theatrical formation is especially proud of its charity performances organized by various public organizations and foundations.

The Talasumche formation has realized until now:


MUSICALS


The Magic Song - 1995

Script by Orlin Vassilev

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Roberta

Directed by Andrey Avramov


Sea Dreams – 1996

Script by Boyka Angelova

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Roberta

Directed by Andrey Avramov


Ghosts Without Pattens – 1998

Script by Nikolay Milchev

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Roberta

Directed by Sonya Kostadinova


Hello, Vacation - 2000

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Roberta

Directed by Todor Yankulov


Who Believes In Santa Claus – 2001

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Directed by Todor Yankulov


The Float – 2003

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Silvia Martinova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


The Stars Of Venice – 2003

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Silvia Martinova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


In The Kingdom Of Letters – 2005

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Silvia Martinova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


The Three Fairies and The Sleeping Beauty – 2006

Script by Teodora Popova

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Silvia Martinova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


The Most Beautiful Day – 2007

Script by Todor Yankulov
Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Roberta Pavlova and Silvia Martinova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


The Day Of Forgiveness – 2010

Script by Todor Yankulov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Choreographed by Daniela Alexandrova

Directed by Todor Yankulov


CONCERT TOURS


Turkey, Poland, Italy, Macedonia, Ukraine, Belarus and Spain


AWARDS


International children’s arts contest – Sofia ‘90

First place award for the songs:

A Song About The Letters

A Song To Mum

Mechanical clock

With The Rain


International children’s festival Verdinote – Italy ‘98

First place award for best composition and

Silver note for performance of the song A Song About The Dream

Performed by Hristo Damyanov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev


International children’s festival in Konin – Poland ‘99

Award received by Alexandra Zhekova, Ina Penkova, Marina Dragomiretzkaya


International children’s festival Verdinote – Italy’99

First place award for best composition and

Silver note for performance of the song Flower Of Love

Performed by Vessela Deltcheva and Ivelina Kolaksazova

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev


Children’s paradise festival – Sofia’99

First place award for composition of the song Dreamer

Performed by Angel Dobrinov

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Neli Yossifova


Million of Miracles international children’s festival – Bankya’01

Second place award for performance in the second age category of the song Dreamer

Performed by Matthew Stoyanov

Third place award of the children’s jury for composition of the song Quarrel In The Swamp

Performed by Talasumche

Composed by Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev

Special award of the festival sponsors in the third category for the song Beyond Love

Performed by Instinct

Composed by D. Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev


Young pop music performer’s festival Thracian Lyre - Stara Zagora’01

First place award for performance in the first age category for the song Flower In The Flowerpot

Performed by Neda Polendakova

Second place award for the category of group performance for the song Lion Sleeps Tonight

Second place award for a new Bulgarian song – Quarrel In The Swamp

Performed by Talasumche

Composed by D. Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev

Third place award for a new Bulgarian song – Beyond Love

Performed by Instinct

Composed by D. Kostantzaliev

Lyrics by Nikolay Milchev


New Star Children’s TV competition – Sofia’01

7 Days Television

First place award for the song Dreamer

Performed by Matthew Stoyanov

First place award for the song Dreams

Performed by Nadya Nedyalkova

First place award for the song Tutto Il Mondo

Performed by Alexandra Zhekova


Sarandev young pop music performers’ competition – Dobritch’02

Second place award for performance of the songs Endless and I Turn To You

Performed by Alexandra Zhekova


Fifth edition of The Golden Cock national festival of Bulgarian children’s song

First place Golden Cock’s award for best performance of the songs Quarrel In The Swamp and I Believe


Special award for Bulgarian children’s song by the Union of Bulgarian Composers for the song Sand Dreams

Million of Miracles international children’s festival – Bankya’02

Special awards for performance by:

Ivelina Kolaksazova

Vessella Deltcheva

Mila Michova

Special award for composition of the songs Virgin Mary and Waking Up


Young pop music performer’s festival Thracian Lyre - Stara Zagora’02

Second place award for performance by Ivelina Kolaksazova

Third place award for composition of the song I Believe


Slavic Bazaar international children’s festival – ‘03 Vitepsk, Belarus

Laureate und special award winner for performance: Alexandra Zhekova


Slavic Bazaar international children’s festival – ‘04, Vitepsk, Belarus

Laureate and special award winner in the category of most perspective young singer: Neda Polendakova

Awarded by IFEA (International Festivals and Events Association)

River Notes international children’s festival – Tutrakan’05

Third place award for performance by Stoyan Tcholakov – 5 years old

Special award for performance of NO WAY vocal group


Million of Miracles international children’s festival – Bankya’06

First place award for the song Little Crab

Performed by Stoyan Tcholakov

Second place award for a new Bulgarian song Larch

Performed by Albert – Nikola Butzalia


Young artists’ competition-festival 2006

First place award for dramatic arts for the musical The Three Fairies And The Sleeping Beauty


Golden Messembria New Bulgarian Pop Song Festival – Nessebar 2007

Special price of the Bulgarian National Radio Station for the song Love In An Envelope

Music by K. Drandijski

Lyrics by Ivan Tenev


Internacional de musica de Cantonigros – Julio del 2009

PREMI “Generalitat de Catalunya” El Festival


International choir festival – Antalia, 4 – 8 November 2009

Third place award in the category of children and youth choirs

Special award for a best vocal pedagogue


Competition for music and dramatic arts – Plovdiv 2010

“By singing and loving we create goodness”

First place award for the musical “The Day of Forgiveness”


ALBUMS


Vesko-Barbalesko – 1994

Little Chocolate

Ice Cream

Lady Beetle

Little Present


The magic song – 1995


Sea Dreams – 1996

Summer Vacation

Little Crab

Pirates

Jellyfish


Silent Night, Holy Night

(Christmas songs in Bulgarian, Latin, Italian and English language) – 1998

Puer Natus

Alla freda …

The First Noel

The Nativity Of Christ


The Best of Talasumche – 1999

Spring

Vanko Is Afraid

Baby

Firefly


Domino 1 (Songs to the textbook of the English teaching system) – 2000

There Were Three Boys

The Tree House

A Pig And a Dog

The Groundhog


With Children At The Seaside - 2000


Domino 3 (Songs for the English teaching system) - 2001


28 Favourite Children’s Songs By Talasumche – 2004

Alone

Whale In The Forest

Bear’s Woes

Doctor Fox


27 favourite children’s songs by Dimitar Kostantzaliev – 2006

Tchotchko Is an Ape

The Evil Salesman

The Cheerful Larch

Quarrel In The Swamp


I Sing Along With The Notes – 2007


Over 100 songs in joint productions and on audio cassettes


CONTACT

Dimitar Kostantzaliev

Mobile: 00359 885 995 168

Phone: 00359 2 958 1059

Е-mail: dimitar_kostantzaliev@abv.bg

Address: Srelbishte, Bl. 7B, Vh. A, App. 25

BG-1404 Sofia