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Stoyan Yankoulov

About

Quick Facts

Name
Stoyan Yankoulov

Born
10 September 1966

Nationality
🇧🇬 Bulgarian

National Selection
Internal selection 2022
Bŭlgarskata pesen v „Evroviziya 2013
Bŭlgarskata pesen v „Evroviziya 2007

In Eurovision
2022 Turin
2013 Malmö
2007 Helsinki

Song
Intention (2022, Intelligent Music Project)
Samo Shiampioni (2013, with Elitsa Todorova)
Water (2007, with Elitsa Todorova)

Biography

Stoyan Yankulov was born on September 10, 1966, in the town of Elin Pelin, Sofia region. At the age of eight, he began piano lessons. At the same time, he showed interest in percussion instruments. From an early age, he was already the basis of musical groups as a drummer. In Sofia, he graduated from the “Lyubomir Pipkov” music school, and then the “Pancho Vladigerov” State Music Academy specializing in percussion instruments. He was admitted to the Big Band of the Bulgarian National Radio. Yankulov plays with rock and jazz groups, folklore ensembles, jazz-rock, and fusion groups.

He has performed in Bulgaria, Finland, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Turkey, the USA, Canada, Japan, and Russia.

Stoyan Yankulov has presented Bulgarian cultural heritage in front of the presidents of Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Hungary, His Highness Prince Albert, the King and Queen of Sweden, Koichiro Matsuura – UNESCO, and OSCE ministers.

He participated in projects with Bobby McFerrin, Okay Temiz, Cornel Horvat, Carlo Ritzo, Arabel Karayan, Enver Izmailov, as well as with Theodosii Spassov, Ivo Papazov, Milcho Leviev, Simeon Shterev, Yildiz Ibrahimova, Anatoli Vapirov, and Petar Ralchev.

In a duet with Elitsa Todorova, Yankulov ranked an impressive 5th place in the Eurovision Song Contest’s final in 2007 in Finland.

Together with the Wladigeroff Brothers, Stoyan gave a jazz concert in April 2011 in Montreal, Canada.

In 2013, he and Elitsa Todorova were again chosen to represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest. Out of three songs, the song “Kisnet” was chosen. However, due to a copyright issue with the composer of the song, it was withdrawn and replaced by “Samo Shiampioni”. Unfortunately, Elitsa and Stoyan didn’t manage to reach the final. In December, Yankoulov performed at the Bulgarian festival MoMental. 

In 2014, Stoyan teamed up with the fusion Jazz Band Zone C for a couple of performances and recordings. In October of the same year he worked together with the Classic FM Orchestra and a month later with the Black Sea Quartet.

Stoyan Yankoulov also joined the Intelligent Music Project.

At the end of 2021 it was announced that Intelligent Music Project would participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. The band sang the song “Intention”. Unfortunately, the group did not make it to the final.

Entries

Country
🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Year
2022

Language
English

Lyrics
Milen Vrabevski
MD

Music
Milen Vrabevski
MD

Backings

Results Semi

Points: 29
Position: 16
Running order: 7

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

Samo Shiampioni (with Elitsa Todorova)

Country
🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Year
2013

Language
Bulgarian

Lyrics
Elitsa Todorova
Christian Talev

Music
Elitsa Todorova
Christian Talev

Backings
Desislava Georgieva
Bilyana Sokolova
Biserka Danova-Pilarska
Venci Venc’

Results Semi

Points: 45
Position: 12
Running order: 7

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

Water (with Elitsa Todorova)

Country
🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Year
2007

Language
Bulgarian

Lyrics
Elitsa Todorova

Music
Elitsa Todorova
Stoyan Yankoulov

Backings

Results Semi

Points: 146
Position: 6
Running order: 1

Results Finals

Points: 157
Position: 5
Running order: 21

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