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    • Soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow: Don't hurry to gain stardom

      Soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow: Don't hurry to gain stardom

      Bulgaria has a future, I firmly believe that, says Bulgarian opera singer Anna Tomowa-Sintow, who visited the country at the invitation of maestro Plamen Kartaloff, director of Sofia Opera and Ballet, to help the vocal and interpretation training of the cast of a production of Mozart's opera Don Juan. Many years ago, she promised maestro Herbert von Karajan, with whom she worked for nearly 20 years, she would pass on her experience to the young generation. Since then, she has been giving masterclasses in Bulgaria and other countries. The Sofia Opera opened a photo exhibition this spring dedicated to Tomowa-Sintow and entitled 55 Years on Stage.

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    • Darrell Ang and the magic of Beethoven

      Darrell Ang and the magic of Beethoven

      The magic of Beethoven as interpreted by Darrell Ang, the most famous young conductor from Asia, will fill the air in Bulgaria Hall in Sofia on 11 April. Having worked at the dusk of one era and the dawn of another, Ludwig van Beethoven etched his name in history as an absolute genius - a musical pioneer and author of the world's greatest pieces of music, according to numerous rankings. Of his oeuvre, the programme of the upcoming event includes Overture to Fidelio, Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Georgi Cherkin, and Symphony No. 6 Pastoral.

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    • Honour to Bulgarian  composers' patriarch

      Honour to Bulgarian composers' patriarch

      In 2019, the music community of Bulgaria celebrates the 120th anniversary of Pancho Vladigerov, author of the iconic Vardar Rhapsody. The composer, who was born 13 March 1899 in Zurich and died 8 September 1978 in Sofia, introduced Bulgarian music abroad. He is the author of the first Bulgarian concertos for violin and for piano. Among his admirers were Albert Einstein, David Oistrach, Herbert von Karajan, Alexis Weissenberg and many others, while among his multiple awards stands out the Herder Prize for his contribution to the European musical heritage.

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    • Joshua Bell to play Dvorak and Strauss in Sofia

      Joshua Bell to play Dvorak and Strauss in Sofia

      Grammy-winner Joshua Bell will be a special guest of the Sofia Philharmonic for its 90th season. The acclaimed musician will perform Antonin Dvorak's Violin Concerto conducted by maestro Nayden Todorov on 1 April in Bulgaria Hall. The programme also includes the symphonic poem Don Juan by Richard Strauss and the overture Fermeture by Ivan Erod.

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    • The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber is coming to Bulgaria

      The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber is coming to Bulgaria

      The unforgettable show The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber is coming to Bulgaria for the first time ever - with two nights on 15 and 16 May in Varna and Sofia, respectively. The international project presents a selection of emblematic works of one of the most influential composers of musicals of all time, who has created masterpieces such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, etc.

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    • Bond girls:  It is really fun to play  crossover styles

      Bond girls: It is really fun to play crossover styles

      There are lots of people who now play crossover music. When we started it was a fairly new thing, but the fact that so many are doing it now is great. It engages lots of people and opens up classical music to a new audience. It is really fun to play and experiment with crossover styles. There is room for everyone!, say the attractive girls from Bond in an interview to europost.eu.

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    • World-class soloists to perform in Sofia

      World-class soloists to perform in Sofia

      Three unique concerts with the Classic FM Radio Orchestra stand out on the bill of European Music Festival 2019 which will be held in Sofia 21 March - 23 June. The three events will present various music styles, and Bulgarian and foreign performers who boast extraordinary careers will be guest soloists of the orchestra. This year, the festival comprises a total of 13 events and over 500 participants. Once again, it will be part of the Sofia Municipality Calendar of Cultural Events, while the Ministry of Culture is the co-organiser.

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