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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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    • Mario Hossen: Classical music is a spiritual journey

      Mario Hossen: Classical music is a spiritual journey

      Children do not necessarily have to become professional classical musicians, but the very interaction through the instrument, the opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions not with words but sounds, will enrich their world tremendously, virtuoso violinist Mario Hossen says in an interview to BTA.

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    • Angela Gheorghiu: I want to be original in every role

      Angela Gheorghiu: I want to be original in every role

      Soprano Angela Gheorghiu will stage its first concert in Bulgaria on 25 February. In her 30-year-long career she had shared the stage with many Bulgarian singers including Ghena Dimitrova, Orlin Anastassov, Vesselina Kasarova, etc. Gheorghiu has performed some of the most famous female opera characters such as Mimi, Tosca, Magda, Manon or Madame Butterfly.

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    • Mario Hossen becomes artistic director of Varna Summer Fest

      Mario Hossen becomes artistic director of Varna Summer Fest

      Mario Hossen, a virtuoso violinist with a striking style, has been appointed artistic director of the oldest festival in Bulgaria - Varna Summer International Music Festival. Following the announcement, he told the media that this year's edition will encompass music events stretching from March to December. The organisers' ambition is to attract world-renowned names and promote Varna, and Bulgaria as a whole, as destinations for cultural tourism.

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