Born in the beautiful Bulgarian city, called Stara Zagora, Konstantin was encouraged by his parents to take his first steps into learning the piano at the young age of 5. He started taking lessons in the local musical academy, where he learned for the first time how to read scores and play simple notes on the keys. A year later, his family moved to another city - Kozloduy, where his parents continued to encourage him, his sister and later on his brother, to take piano lessons.
It wasn't up until the age of 12 when Konstantin actually began to understand and enjoy the act of performing on the black and white keys. With the great help of his parents and one of his piano teachers, he made a leap and appeared for the first time on the classical music stage with a solo repertoire from different classical composers like Mozart, Schubert, Heller, Bach and so on. At the end of the concert he performed one of his first compositions for piano. He was recognized by the musical institution committee and was given a diploma for successfully completing 3 piano classes in one go.
At the age of 14, Konstantin went back to Stara Zagora, where he studied in one of the most prestigious at that time, foreign language schools "Romain Rolland". He continued his piano lessons and also became a part of a local rock band, called "Sound Mirror", where he performed on synth keyboards for the first time in his life. There he learned a lot about different rock styles, jazz improvisations, live mixing and mastering and playing guitar and drums.
Ever since his father bought a PC with a semi-professional audio card, Konstantin started experimenting with electronic music, DAW software and synth plugins. His interest in producing electronic music was sparkled ever since he was a little kid, listening to his father's collection of magnetic tape records of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Peter Gabriel and other famous electronic music producers.
Later on in his life, Konstantin was introduced to many other different musical styles, like new age (Yanni's music), Chillout and Lounge (Cafe Del Mar and Buddhabar), trance music (Astral Projection) and many others. Because of this diverse musical background, naturally today the artist creates and produces music in different genres and he loves to experiment and mix them into single tracks. Primarily Konstantin's music has the flavors of modern classical music, electronic music, chillout and lounge, soft rock and ballads and his distinctive improvisational style.
Today, Konstantin continues to write music in his free time and currently have single record contracts with "MCR Records", "GoFish Records" and "Toxity Records OOD".He also has a self released album, called "The Gift" which was initially intended as a gift for his close relatives, but then the news spread, and he printed out over 100 copies. All of them were given as a gift. Konstantin plans to publish a new album, which he plans to sell for charity purposes.
Konstantin's dream is to be able to perform on big stages all around the world and share the joy and love for music with other music lovers.
Currently you can get in touch with Konstantin, through his Facebook fan page or here on SoundCloud.
One of his favorite sentences is:
"The thing about love, is that it touches the hearts of your close ones. The thing about music is that it can touch the hearts of people all around the world!"
Welcome to my official music page on SoundCloud. Feel free to like, comment and share my tracks. Enjoy!
Comments by Konstantin Popov
@natalia-krishtopets: Thank you for the kind words, Natalia! I am glad you like it :)
Simply beautiful and emotional!
Gentle percussion and solid bass base. The vocal gives a delicate touch of the overall soundscape :)
Definitely catchy and on the theme music! I also enjoy the quality of your sound :)
Wow, scary stuff - great sound and arps here!
@aryozo: Thank you my friend! :) Yes, I follow the sound of my imagination, and this time I was up to playing and recording on my guitars and drums :)
@obelisk-dubz: Thank you! I will look after some build ups.