PGI - Pernik presents Giurgia Pindjurova

Students from PGI - Pernik prepared a report on Giurgia Pindjurova - the famous folk singer from Pernik region, known as "the nightingale from the Tran region".

Giurgia Pinjurova, also called Guga, was one of the first folk (and opera) singers after the Liberation of Bulgaria. She was born on April 18, 1895 in the picturesque border town of Trun, Pernik region.

Her mother Tonka sang songs to her children from an early age, which led Giurgia to become interested in music from a very early age. Her singing talent does not go unnoticed. Guga's teachers noticed her skills at a junior high school level.

Fortunately, fate meets her with the famous opera prima Christina Morfova. Admired, the singer insists to her parents to let the girl study in Sofia. Thus, with her help in 1917 Giurgia Pinjurova entered the newly opened State Music School. She graduated with honors from the first class of the school. Thanks to the support of Hristina Morfova, Giurgiu won a scholarship and went to study opera singing at the Prague Conservatory.

Despite the opportunity for an opera career abroad, the young singer is returning to Bulgaria. She became a singing teacher in the village of Lyalintsi in Trun, which at that time could only be reached by horse after a few hours of riding. During this period she married the pharmacist Ivan Trichkov (who is also a good violinist), and gave birth to 2 children.

The song accompanies the weekday and the holiday of Guga. Another fateful meeting turned out to be decisive in her life. The director of the Bulgarian National Radio - Sirak Skitnik, Petko Staynov and Ana Kamenova arrived as guests of a lawyer from Trun. They accidentally hear Pinjurova singing. They also offered to start working as a soloist on the radio, where the songs were performed live at this time. Thus, in 1935, the singer and her family moved to Sofia.

Giurgia Pinjurova became a regular participant in the radio program. She performs mainly songs from the Tran region, but arranged for her - with folk and opera sound. She is accompanied by a folklore group "Thracian Troika". Her participation in the Children's Radio Hour every Sunday is also emblematic of the time. Giurgia's participation in the national air delighted the children with their favorite songs and gave pleasure to the ears of her older listeners. In 1939 her first records were recorded. After September 9, 1944, Giurgia Pendjurova developed a large concert activity together with other folk singers in Bulgaria and abroad.

With his beautiful thick voice Guga gives life to the heavy harvest, folk and humorous songs from the Tran region. Her recordings on the National Radio are more than 80 in number. Many of them are still performed today. Among her most popular musical works are: "Dove cooing in her mustache", "Sing to me, Janke le, bride", "My darling, Strawberry", "Uncle said to marry me", "Sea, Rada wears a wrought belt" and etc.

In her modest home in Sofia, Pindjurova often gathers friends. He greets them modestly, but always in a good mood and a lot of songs. She said, "Let's get together, let's sing."

In 1971, Giurgiu Pinjurova's husband died suddenly. A few months later, on November 10, 1971, she left this world, stricken with a heart attack. People close to her claim that she died with the song "My darling, Strawberry" on her lips.

Here you can hear the song "My darling, Strawberry"

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