My greatest passion, apart from technology, is music. I have experience in music production and I can work with DAW software, such as Cubase and Logic Pro X. My debut single was released in May 2017. The 2-Track edition was released in January 2018 as a CD and digital download. My second single was released in May 2018. Apart from Bulgarian, it includes vocals in Hebrew. The Hebrew lyrics were co-written by a school friend – Hristina Andreeva. Few months earlier, at the end of 2017, I started thinking about another future project. I wanted to do something completely different from my previous work, so I decided to write a ballad. This turned out to be my third song, “За Теб”, which was finished at the beginning of 2019 and released on November 29.
Norton Andreev, Martin Biolchev & Marieta Angelova
Release Date: Nov 29, 2019
℗ © 2019 Norton Andreev
Ако ще ти мине
Norton Andreev, Martin Biolchev, Marieta Angelova & Hristina Andreeva
Release Date: May 11, 2018
℗ © 2018 Norton Andreev
Плащам да гледам
Norton Andreev, Martin Biolchev & Anastasia Mavrodieva
Release Date: May 31, 2017
℗ © 2017 Norton Andreev
Every summer, since 2010, I have been releasing a compilation with my favourite songs. Initially, it was mostly about the songs I liked at the point of the release. Over time, I developed the concept of the project and started working on each compilation for the duration of 12 months. As it is created over the period of a year, I wanted it to be telling the story of my life for that particular time. I also wanted it to be sending a message and to have a meaning. This means I have always been putting a lot of effort into selecting the best songs – creating a mixture of commercial hits with other songs I like, as well as designing the album's artwork and coming up with its title.
Most albums have been made available as physical releases, which I share with my closest friends. The newer ones are also available as playlists on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube for everyone to enjoy:
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Release Date: June 21, 2019
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Sweet Nothing: The Aftertaste
Release Date: April 6, 2017
Release Date: July 22, 2016
Release Date: July 21, 2015
As an adventurous person, I love travelling and exploring new places and I believe this is one of the best ways to develop yourself. One of my most recent trips was in April 2019, when I went to the USA to visit my uncle's family (for second time). I was mostly focused on University and side projects, but I had a great time regardless. Few months earlier, in September 2018, I went to Marrakech, Morocco. I have wanted to go there for a long time, and I am happy I managed to cross it out from my to-do list. I really enjoyed how close to each other and, at the same time, how different the old and the new parts of the city are. I visited most of the tourist attractions - Le Jardin Secret, Bahia Palace, Majorelle Garden, Koutoubia Mosque, Dar Si Said Museum, Badi Palace, Manara Gardens, the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square and more.
In September 2017, I explored Budapest and Vienna. I loved Budapest and really enjoyed walking around the city at night. Shortly after that, I moved to Sheffield, UK, so I had time to visit some UK cities, such as Leeds, Manchester and London. Apart from that, that year I travelled a bit around Bulgaria - I visited Veliko Tarnovo and went to the seaside twice. In August 2016, I visited my lovely cousin and her family in Chicago, USA. I went to Six Flags, which I have always wanted to do. I also spent a week hiking in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, which, as you can imagine, was an unforgettable experience. During the Summer of 2015, I went to Romania and Crete Island in Greece. In the fall, I visited Milano and Como in Italy. I also managed to go to Switzerland.
Back in 2013, I participated in the International Congress for Environmental Leadership in Tel Aviv, Israel. I explored most of the country during my one-week stay. It was one of my best trips and I would strongly recommend visiting Israel if you have the opportunity to do so. In November 2013, I took part in an International radio project "Crossing borders - understanding the others" which was held in Berlin, Germany. It was about how people coming from different background live together, what problems arise between them and how they can be solved. During the Easter holidays I went to Istanbul, Turkey. It was the fourth time I have visited the country, but it was still a very different experience, as before I have only been to summer resorts, such as Antalya, Bodrum and Kusadasi. Apart from that, I go to Greece several times per year, as it is my parents' favourite destination. Some of my favourite places there are Peloponnese, the islands Crete, Corfu and Lefkada, as well as the big cities, such as Athens and Thessaloniki.
Currently, I am an undergraduate computer science demonstrator and I offer technical support for students who take a module in web technologies. Additionally, I work as a Residence Life Mentor and I provide a front-line support to over 120 students. The role is challenging, especially during the COVID period. However, it is also very rewarding, as students need more help than ever.
During my second year at University, I was a member of Sheffield Mentors and I mentored first-year Computer Science students. I provided expertise to improve their learning experience and positively influence their results. Because of my commitment, I was nominated as an Outstanding Mentor by one of my mentees. I was also an Academic and Faculty Rep. My responsibilities included gathering feedback from students, attending staff student liaison committee meetings and more. As part of these activities, I had to attend a mandatory 'core academic representative' training. I also had to attend several masterclass sessions on different topics, such as getting sustainability in the curriculum.
I have participated in a lot of extracurricular activities during my high school years. In 2013, I was part of the Jewish youth movement "Hashomer Hatzair" where I have attended various workshops. Because of my interest in audio and music production, I was part of the school radio team and I was responsible for a daily broadcasted music program. I have also mentored students who wanted to gain more experience in broadcasting. Because of these activities, I was chosen to take part in an international radio project, “Crossing Borders – understanding the others”, held in Berlin, Germany. I was part of a three-student group, who had to represent our country. We all conducted a research that gave us an overview of the public opinion about the different religions and the refugees. Then, we had to exchange ideas and experience with foreign students. As the quality of the information we have gathered was exceptional, we were invited to a Germany radio station to present the conclusions we have come to. I also appeared in a show, broadcasted on the Bulgarian National Radio, to talk about the project. 2013 was very busy and fulfilled with many positive emotions year. In August, I attended the International Congress for Environmental Leadership in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is where I learnt more about the environmental issues around the world, as well as what Israel is doing in order to cope with them. In 2014, my school took part in the International festival for Media Art, "Harlequin", which is held annually in Varna, Bulgaria. We received awards for both video and audio productions at the festival. Later, I was selected to be an actor in several video projects which were produced by students from my school. I was part of the school council at my primary school. My main responsibility was the organisation of different events. The largest one was a big Halloween party which was attended by almost all students.
In general, I enjoy doing as many things as possible, as getting involved always help me to learn something new.