• 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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    • Kovatchev's Mistica travels to Luxembourg

      Kovatchev's Mistica travels to Luxembourg

      The exhibition Mistica by the Bulgarian artist Valentin Kovatchev will soon arrive at the Cercle Munster in Luxembourg. Displayed with great success already in Madrid, Malaga, and in Seville where it is still running, the travelling exhibition is organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Spain as a part of the cultural events commemorating the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union that the country held in the first semester of 2018. As explained in the invitation, Mistica will allow all those who visit it to tap into the magical universe of this exceptional artist; exploring his virtuosity as an engraver, painter, portraitist and sculptor, as well as his recreations of the human subconscious, where the work is no longer representational, but rather a vital direct communication from the individual to the whole. 

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    • Kamen Markov: The devil is in the details

      Kamen Markov: The devil is in the details

      I am inspired by people who care about their work deeply, people who have preserved their curiosity and energy over the years, and people who never lose their enthusiasm and drive to improve, visual effects designer Kamen Markov says in an interview to Europost. 

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    • The space that connects us

      The space that connects us

      With its latest project, The Space Between Us, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria is turning one of its innovative initiatives into a tradition. In 2018 the institute's art gallery in Sofia launched the 1+1: Art Scene Germany programme, which aims to simultaneously present the latest that the German contemporary art scene has to offer and shine a light on the Bulgarian artists living in Germany.

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    • Catalan artist to paint NATO's Brussels headquarters

      Catalan artist to paint NATO's Brussels headquarters

      Barcelona's Bea Sarrias, 40, has been chosen to paint a large mural at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels. It will portray the building itself, recently opened, the heart of the organisation's headquarters. The project will take place from 11-15 March, during which Sarrias will work between six and eight hours a day.

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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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    • Female artist challenges male dominance in art

      Female artist challenges male dominance in art

      An exhibition by the famous German artist Rosemarie Trockel was opened at the Structura Art Gallery in Sofia on Valentine's Day and will remain on display there until 30 March. The show is part of a series of solo exhibitions within the programme of the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA) and is organised in association with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.

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