Krista: “The music is my second self!
The new star on the Bulgarian music scene and the doubtless favorite of the record label of Maria Ilieva Stereo Room won in February this year the national concert for vocal artists in a severe competition between 176 semi-finalists. Krista deserved the unprecedented admirations of the Bulgarian music industry, the critics and the public. She is a winner of many awards from prestigious music festivals. And till the end of 2008 she released her first solo music album.
Tell me about your family where are you from, what do your parents do for a living?
My family is from the city of Pleven. My mother is a folk singer in the North-Bulgarian ensemble, my father is an excellent cook and my sister, who is younger than me, is a student in the National music academy. We all are very attached to and fond of the art. My parents are very positive and hearty people and they have always supported me in my initiatives, related to music. I am happy that I have such a wonderful family.
How would you determine your childhood?
I really had a very happy and sterling childhood. The atmosphere in my family has always been connected to the music and this is why when I think about it, the dearest memories of mine form this period are related to the united family gatherings at which we all used to sing and play our favorite songs.
What did you dream to become when you were a little girl?
As every little girl at the beginning I wanted to be a ballerina, a fairy from a beautiful story, a princesslater I started wishing to be an opera singer or an actress, but at the end I finally realized that what makes me really happy and fulfilled is the singing. This is how the dream to be a performer got birth in me.
Since when are you making music?
I have always loved the music because it is an invariable part of me. Most probably I have been very little when I have first started singing since I do not clearly remember this moment. It is a remarkable case when I was 5 years old and I saw one fiddle on the window case of one music shop in Pleven and I really, really started dreaming of having this instrument. Then my parents made me wish come true and not long after that I started taking lessons for fiddle and solfej.
Who is your most favorite artist on the Bulgarian and the world entertainment scene?
I feel a great affinity and love towards music performers such as Lily Ivanova, Pasha Hristova, Vassil Naidenov, Orlin GOranov. Amongst talents on the contemporary music scene I like Maria Ilieva, Beloslava, music formation Te and Liubo, JP3, Phuture Schock. As to the world music scene my list can go on and on. I have always been inspired by performers of soul, funk, jazz and R`n`b music, such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, James Brown, Prince, Erica Badoo, Jill Scot, Beyonce, ALICIA Keys
Towards what music style are you mainly oriented?
The style that suits me best is also expressing my real self in the most precise way it is the harmonic combination between soul, funk, jazz, pop and RnB. All those styles always inspire me and charge me with lots of confidence, so this is definitely the music without which I can not be me.
What are your future plans for developing and advancement in your career?
I and my team work actively on my first solo album, which will be fact in 2009. It will bring a specific modern sound. This is task that currently my music producer B.O.Y.A.N. is working on. He is creating the concept of the album a combination between new music ideas and modern sound of styles like soul, funk, pop and RnB. for the song writing and composing I have the honor to work with some of the most affirmed names in the Bulgarian pop and jazz music Maestro Jivko Petrov, Maga, Joro Ianev, Liubo, Beloslava, Bobo and others.
What can your fans expect from you?
Recently I had the chance to introduce my first pilot single This that you want on he show for granting the awards of TV MM. This is a great big compliment to me, since for the first time since ten years now they are admitting an artist that is just now debuting to the scene. Immediately after that took place the official premiere of the video to the song whose producer is Valeri Milev. I am very happy that exactly my first single was specially made for me from the international production team 'Symphonics'.
Do you love to dance?
I really love dancing; this is my other big passion, after the singing.
Do you do sports?
I obligatory pay attention to sports and work out activities because this is how I maintain a good shape and the training early in the morning gives you a great start of the day. For my great outfit and my nutrition regime is taking care my personal trainer.
Do you love to travel, what are your favorite destinations?
I love traveling and encountering new place and cultures. For example for a long time already I dream to visit Asia. I would really like to go to India, Japan, Egypt, Australia.. I dream for one sunny holiday in some fairy tale island in the midst of the ocean.
What else do you dream for?
I dream of living in a world where people have not lost their dreams and have not given up on fighting for them, a world without hypocrisy, with lots of smiles and goodness. For me personally I believe that when I believe in something, it happens, this is why I never lose this faith.
What would you advise all the young people in Bulgaria?
To never lose the faith in them, because this is the only thing that keeps you going and gives you strength when you have headed on such an uneasy road. To know very well what they want to happen, to respect themselves and all the people around them, to love life and to smile more often! /Shes laughing/.