Lili Drumeva – O’Reilly – Managing Director
Lilly Drumeva – O’Reilly is a renowned Bulgarian musician, journalist and promoter. For more than 20 years she has been playing country and bluegrass music with her band Lilly of the West, releasing 10 albums and touring throughout Bulgaria, Europe and the US. For more than 15 years, Lilly has been presenting American music (country, bluegrass, swing, blues, rock and roll) on Bulgarian national radio and TV, hosting her own show “In the mood with Lilly”. She is the author of the book “In the mood with Lilly – 50 music themes”, an encyclopedia on the history of popular music. Lilly has received training and experience while working for the BBC in London and as a Fulbright Scholar at the universities of Kentucky and Tennessee. Lilly has established herself also as a successful promoter and festival director. She has organized Bulgaria’s first country and western gathering “Country West Fest” in Bankya in 2012 and the first international festival, dedicated to acoustic music and poetry, “Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest”. Lilly has graduated the Vienna University of Economics in 1994 and has worked for several years in finance (Arthur Andersen, Ministry of Finance), tourism (Balkantourist, Tourist Information and Reservations, Ministry of Tourism) and European Union programs (PHARE & SAPART). She speaks English, German, Russian and French. Since 2014 she has been the representative of the American foundation “InterCulture” in Bulgaria, managing several projects in the field of music, archaeology, medicine, IT, entrepreneurship and social services.