The three tenors with their powerful voices, soloists of the choir of Bolschoi Don Cossacks Petja Houdjakov, Lubomir Diakovski, Konstantin Iankov and Grigori Palishschuk, are called the Slavic tenors. They bewitch the audience with their wonderful voices. They are accompanied on the piano by Rossitza Diakovski. Valerie Houdjakov moderates the concerts. Their repertoire includes old Russian folk songs like “Kalinka,” “ Black eyes,” or the “Wolga” song, but also highlights of our culture like “Panis Angelicus,” or an” Ave Maria,” “La donna è mobile” and even old songs like “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” and “o sole mio.”
Lubomir Diakovski graduated at the faculty for canto at the academy for music in Sofia and meanwhile has performed on all stages in Bulgaria. He is also famous for his solo voice performing in more than 30 masses, oratorios and requiems, which amongst other he is singing with the Wiener Sängerknaben. Up to now he performed in more than 3000 concerts on prestigious stages worldwide.
Grigori Palishschuk was born in Minsk 1959. Already as a child his artistic talent became obvious. He graduated in Belcanto and today he is a sought-after opera singer. He also is a very successful and celebrated singer of pop and light music. Furthermore he is a demanded educator at the Academy for Music In Minsk.
Konstantin Yankov is one of the best known lyric-dramatic tenor in Bulgaria. Already at the age of 25 he performed at the State Opera of Sofia. Since then he is a demanded soloist there. He sang together with the most famous opera stars of the world. He is prizewinner of various competitions. His repertoire consists of opera and concert pieces of Russian, German and Italian composers and as a soloist of the Bolschoi Don Kosaken he travelled the whole of Europe.
The pianist Rossitsa Diakovska accompanies the songs with competence and a lot of emotion. The moderator Valerie Houdjakov, an organizer of concerts is a very well-known figure of the Eastern music scene. She is a pianist herself and a singer and enriches the concerts with her announcements.