.: Trio Shaman
Dimchev, though is a progressive; some of the tunes of his recital were closer to jazz than to tradition. The tamboura is a string instrument with a teardrop body and a long neck, and, in Dimchev's hands, is capable of great subtlety
Ed Ward, Wall Street Journal (USA)
These excellent musicians and composers convince me that there are many people in the west, which will enjoy this unique and refreshing Bulgarian jazz/folk music.
Kári Sverrisson, National Faroese Broadcasting Corporation, Faroe Islands (Denmark)

Valeri Dimchev was born in 1963 in the town Blagoevgrad, south-west Bulgaria. He studied tamboura in the Folk Music school in Shiroka Luka and AMTII Music Academy in Plovdiv. The constant search of new ideas, styles and experiments shapes the image of the Valeri Dimchev 's trio “Shaman”. What characterizes the music of the group, is the link with the intonation and rhythmic traditions of Bulgarian folklore, typical unequal rhythms 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, etc., together with traditional and modern instruments (tamboura, kaval, folk singing, darbouka, drum set, etc). Keeping the unique style of its music maestro Dimchev has released several albums in Bulgaria, Europe, and North America. He has been touring in Europe, North America, Asia – Sweden, France, Denmark, Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Czech Republic, Norway, Germany, Bulgaria, Republic of Makedonija, Canada and Malaysia having live performances as concerts, festivals and workshops with Bulgarian music. He is participant in the International Art Forums – WithoutBorders 2011 – Balchik – Bulgaria and WithoutBorders 2013 - Albena - Bulgaria and Mangalia-Romania- co-organized by Scenderman art Network. Member of Scenderman art network since 2009.

Lachezar Stamatov was born in 1981 in the town of Goce Delchev, south east Bulgaria. He studied in the Folk Music school in Shiroka Luka and AMTII Music Academy in Plovdiv. Played in 8 countries of the world.

Ivan Tsonkov was born in 1989 in the town of Blagoevgrad, south east Bulgaria. Magister of pedagogy and pop and jazz drums, and percussion at the national Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia. Magister of music in the “Akademia di Musica e Arte“ - Milano, Italy. From 2011-2013 he was a percussionist of the European Jazz Orchestra of the EU with conductors: Jere Laukanen and Raul Soot. Played in 14 countries of the world: America, Europe and Asia.

Line up: Valeri Dimchev – tamboura, synth guitar ; Lachezar Stamatov – kaval, vocal ; Ivan Tsonkov – drums and percussions