Daniela Radkova

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Daniela Radkova
Daniela Radkova 2011.jpg
Bulgarian singer
Born (1972-10-29) October 29, 1972 (age 44)
Levski, Bulgaria
Occupation singer

Ms Daniela Radkova-Aleksandrova (Bulgarian: Даниела Радкова-Александрова) is a Bulgarian folk singer, performing folklore from the Balkans, who became world known as a soloist at the Filip Kutev Ensemble, and at the orchestra of Goran Bregovic. She is sister of the Bulgarian folk singer Ludmila Radkova.

Daniela Radkova was born in a family with strong musical traditions. Her mother - Liliana Zhivkova - is a librarian, and performer in amateur arts. Her father - Radko Yankov is known for his voice and dancing skills.

Daniela graduates the musical school in Kotel in 1990, and is accepted after a test exam at the Filip Kutev Ensemble, where she becomes a soloist.

Ludmila Radkova (left) and Daniela Radkova (right) at stage, New York City, Carnegie Hall, October 19, 201

Radkova-Aleksandrova met Goran Bregovic in 1995 while recording music from the movie Underground. Since then, she has been a standard among the performers in his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra.

She sings solo vocals for Filip Kutev Ensemble's and Goran Bregovic's albums. She has also played a role in the Norwegian movie, Music for Weddings and Funerals. In 2010 she was awarded with the Bulgarian Medal of Honor.[1] Both Daniela and her sister, Ludmila Radkova, are considered by the Bulgarian mainstream and online media as representatives of the country on the world concert stages. Factor.bg includes them in a list of Bulgarian female artists, who "protect the spirit of the nation".[2] Unlike her sister, Ludmila Radkova, who is a regular guest at Bulgarian TV, radio and newspaper interviews, Daniela keeps her life private and it is her sister, who provides all the information for the performers.[3][4][5][6]

Bregovic has said that she has unique vocal characteristics, and brings specific feelings to his songs, which make her a favorite among worldwide audiences.

Daniela Radkova-Aleksandrova is married and has one child.


  1. ^ Ludmila Radkova - the Bulgarian voice in Bregovic band 2011 interview for the Bulgarian Public Radio.
  2. ^ Let's discover the Bulgarians, who protect the spirit of the nation 2012 article (in Bulgarian).
  3. ^ Interview for Trud daily (2015, in Bulgarian)
  4. ^ Bregovic and Radkovi sisters balkanized New York interview for Sega daily (2008, in Bulgarian)
  5. ^ Bregovic and Radkovi sisters balkanized New York, again (2009, in Bulgarian)
  6. ^ Goran Bregovic and his orchestra make the impossible: New York is theirs again! 2008 Article by Veni Markovski (in English).

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