Music


    • The virtuoso and his muses

      The virtuoso and his muses

      Virtuoso violinist Vesko Eschkenazy has prepared a rich programme of his favourite musical pieces for his long-awaited meeting with the audience in an on-stage celebration of his 50th birthday. The jubilee project will tell the story of The Violinist's Muses in an inspiring symbiosis of music, poetry and theatre. Actress Koyna Ruseva will play the role of a narrator of Vesko's life in verse.

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    • Three young virtuosos visit Sofia Philharmonic

      Three young virtuosos visit Sofia Philharmonic

      On 10 June, the Sofia Philharmonic is welcoming three remarkable musicians. Virtuoso French violinist Tedi Papavrami is set to perform Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saens. The young and rising star of Russian music Abisal Gergiev, son of superstar conductor Valery Gergiev, will be the soloist of Piano Concerto by Scriabin. Conductor Zaurbek Gugkaev will complete the programme with an audiences' favourite - the Romeo and Juliet fantasy-overture by Tchaikovsky.

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    • Roberto Fonseca leads us beyond notes

      Roberto Fonseca leads us beyond notes

      Roberto Fonseca, the pianist from Buena Vista Social Club, will have on 8 July in Sofia a world premiere of his new fusion project Beyond the Notes, together with the Bulgarian women's choir New Bulgarian Voices, the organisers announced, quoted by the Bulgarian News Agency. In their words, Bulgarian folk rhythms breathe in the fire of Cuban jazz and pour into a new, captivating pulsation.

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    • La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      Milan's mythical La Scala opera house erupted into huge applause on Monday to hail a stirring performance at its triumphant reopening after six months of silence imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reported. The performance came a day before the 75th anniversary of a historic concert in 1946 that celebrated the postwar reopening of La Scala which had been bombed three years earlier and rebuilt.

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    • Eurovision 2021 to be held with audience

      Eurovision 2021 to be held with audience

      The Eurovision Song Contest will be held with up to 3,500 fans in Rotterdam, the Dutch government confirmed. It will allow the event to proceed under strict Covid-19 measures "to ensure the health and safety of fans, crew, press and participants", news wires reported. Fans will be allowed to attend nine event shows including the 22 May final at Rotterdam Ahoy.

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    • Paganini of the trumpet to perform in Sofia

      Paganini of the trumpet to perform in Sofia

      Sergei Nakariakov - one of the greatest trumpet players of our time - will be a soloist of the Sofia Philharmonic on 13 May, under the direction of maestro Nayden Todorov. He agreed to include Bulgaria in his programme after the violinist Ray Chen announced he could not come to the country due to travel difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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