The participants

Monika KARAGENOVA

19 years

Bulgaria

Born in Caspichan on April 26th, 1994, Monika is a student of the Angel Kanchev University in Ruse. Aged 6, she joined the children vocal ensemble “Pooh” in her native city.
In 2005, after her successful performance at the International Children Contest “Smiles of the Sea”, she was invited to the vocal school of Mila Mavrova in Varna.
Since 2012, Monika has been attending the jazz and pop music studio “Ikonomov” in Ruse under Vili Ikonomov.
Monika has entered numerous contests and the pool of her awards includes: - II Prize at the international festivals “Young Galichina” (Novoyarovsk, Ukraine, 2012), “Shining Star” (Istambul, Turkey, 2012); - I Prize at the National Contest “Constellation” (Shumen, Bulgaria, 2013), the international festivals “Sea and Memories” (Varna, Bulgaria, 2013), “Silver Yantra” (Veliko Tarnovo, Blgaria, 2013); - Grand Prix at the international singing contests and festivals “Istoki” (Moscow, Russia 2011), “Eurostars” (Malta, 2013), “River Notes” (Tutrakan, Bulgaria, 2013), “The Northern Lights” (Ruse, Bulgaria).
Monika often performes in charitable concerts and events, appears in radio and TV shows.
In 2013, she became a soloist of the Big Band of the Bulgarian National Radio.
Monika speaks Russian and English, and is learning German.