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ABOUT

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  Anna Bo is born in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.

Her father, prof. Ivan Bochev is a well-known Bulgarian graphic artist and her mother, Stefka Bocheva, is a pianist.

Her grandfather, Nedyalko Kamenov was a multi-instrumentalist, conductor, composer and co-founder of the local opera house. She started playing piano around 5 and had her first award at 6. Growing up between her mother’s rehearsals with a soprano and female choir, her father’s studio and backstage at the opera house had a huge impact on her musical taste and forming as an artist.

Later on she started composing music and has been awarded by the Bulgarian Union of Composers, 2nd International Festival for Young Composers – Quito, Ecuador, 7th International Festival for Young Performers and Composers – Lodz, Poland. Anna has piano pieces published in the ‘Compositions of children from all over the world’ print edition.

While studying in the Secondary Music School “P. Pipkoff” in Pleven, Bulgaria, she started playing keyboards for Mortal Remains. As a student at the National Music Academy, Sofia she has worked with Art Generation, Emil Valev, D2, Milena, Ostava, Alien Industry, Band Of Mad Women, Ambient Anarchist. Her first reocrded song as a solo artist ‘Sister Of The Moon’ draw the media attention, not without the help of being released in a compilation by ‘Rhythm’ music magazine. Unfortunately, a further release became impossible at the time, due to unspoken censorship in the country towards artists, recording in English.

After a hiatus, brought by living abroad and health issues, Anna Bo has settled in Sofia again and started working in the field of sound design/ game audio/ digital arts. Meanwhile she was approached by Proletkult Records (UK) and signed for the release of an EP, due out in October 2019.

Anna Bo has supported so far the infamous no-wave star Lydia Lunch (August, 2018) and Brooklyn psych-blues singer Shilpa Ray (July, 2019). Her band live consists of George Malchev (Mlyk!, Sativa) – guitar, Ivan Shentov (Feedbacker, King Of Sorrow) – bass and Maksim Stoimenov (Brond, Mental Architects) – drums.