• TEFAF Maastricht: world leader in the art market

      TEFAF Maastricht: world leader in the art market

      TEFAF returns to Maastricht from 16-24 March for its 32nd edition, and this year the grande dame is reinvigorated. Of the nearly 280 exhibitors at the fair, 38 are appearing for the first time and span fine art and furniture to jewellery. Thirteen feature in the modern section. Although the total number of stands remains roughly the same, changes to the selection procedure have allowed new exhibitors, including Pace Gallery, Galerie Gmurzynska, Simon Lee Gallery, Spruth Magers and Almine Rech, to join.

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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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    • Macondo characters brought to TV screen

      Macondo characters brought to TV screen

      The Buendia family and its utopic village of Macondo, imagined by the brilliant mind of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, will be brought to people's living rooms with the first screen adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude. The streaming giant Netflix has acquired the rights to one of the most influential novels of the 20th century, five years after its author's death.

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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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    • Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks and butterflies intertwined

      Sharks suspended in formaldehyde, graphics of oversized pills and flooring patterned with butterflies await high-rolling guests staying in the most expensive hotel suite in the world. The so-called Empathy Suite does not only include the eccentric artworks of the British artist Damien Hirst, but is actually designed by him and New York firm Bentel & Bentel Architects for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

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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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