• Maestro Chaslin to conduct Sofia Philharmonic

      Maestro Chaslin to conduct Sofia Philharmonic

      On 7 March, one of the most beloved and popular conductors and composers, Frederic Chaslin, will be the guest star at Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. Under his baton, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra will present his Theme and Variations for Trombone and Orchestra on Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler, Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss and Symphony No. 38 in D major (Prague) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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    • Chinese students in Plovdiv win gold medals at Dresden competition

      Chinese students in Plovdiv win gold medals at Dresden competition

      Li Minhui (vocal) and Huang Boyu (piano) have won gold medals for exceptional achievement in chamber music at the ХI. International Competition and Festival of Arts, Music, Vocals, Dance and Folklore “Winter Stars of Dresden 2021”. The two Chinese natives are doing their doctoral studies under the tutelage of Prof. Toni Shererdzieva-Novak, PhD and Assoc. Prof. Lyudmil Petkov, PhD at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv.

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    • Double dose of musical class at Bulgaria Hall

      Double dose of musical class at Bulgaria Hall

      On 25 February, pianist Sergei Redkin and conductor Sascha Goetzel are set to perform at Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. The evening's programme will include Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the chamber orchestra piece Sinfonietta Op. 23 by Alexander Zemlinsky. At the conductor's podium will be Sofia Philharmonic's principal guest conductor Sascha Goetzel.

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    • Grande dame of piano to play with Sofia Philharmonic

      Grande dame of piano to play with Sofia Philharmonic

      On 18 February, the Sofia Philharmonic will be sharing the stage at Bulgaria Hall with one of the grande dames of piano - Elisabeth Leonskaja. Under the conduction of Robert Farkas, the legendary pianist will perform Piano Concerto No. 3 by Bеla Bartоk. The second part of the evening will feature Symphony No. 39 by Mozart.

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    • Timeless story of love

      Timeless story of love

      On 14 February, Valentine's Day, Fortissimo Family and the Sofia Philharmonic will be transporting Verona to Sofia's Bulgaria Hall with a music celebration dedicated to love.

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    • Virtuoso violinist to play in Sofia

      Virtuoso violinist to play in Sofia

      Esteemed Russian violinist and Grammy Award winner Maxim Vengerov is set to give a concert together with the Sofia Philharmonic under the conduction of Maestro Nayden Todorov. The event will take place on 11 February as part of the European Music Festival 2021. This appearance will mark Maxim Vengerov's third visit to Bulgaria and his first one to an acoustic hall. The violinist's previous brilliant performances for the Bulgarian audience were in 2006 and 2018.

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    • Grammy Awards postponed due to pandemic

      Grammy Awards postponed due to pandemic

      The Grammy Awards are being postponed until 14 March due to coronavirus-related concerns, the organisers said on Tuesday. “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021,” a statement reads.

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    • Young Bulgarian pianist wins prestigious competition in Germany

      Young Bulgarian pianist wins prestigious competition in Germany

      The 13-year-old Thomas Kalin Simeonov, Laureate of Yordan Kamdzhalov Foundation for 2020, is the winner of the Gold honours of the “Grand Prize Virtuoso” International Music Competition in Bonn, Germany. He also received an invitation to participate in the Gala Concert at Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Congratulations, Tommy!

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