• A for Unapologetic

      A for Unapologetic

      The exhibition A for Unapologetic features eleven artists, representatives of the young and emerging art scene in Albania. Their presentation is part of the NEXT Balkan platform, which reviews trends in the contemporary art on the Balkans. Following the exposition of Serbian contemporary art in 2019, the current event represents the curatorial perspective on the Albanian art scene by Adela Demetja, founder and director of Tirana Art Lab - Centre for Contemporary Art.

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    • Gidon Kremer with two concerts in Sofia

      Gidon Kremer with two concerts in Sofia

      The great violinist Gidon Kremer will take part in the new season of Sofia Philharmonic. He was to come to Sofia at the end of last year but due to the coronavirus crisis he had to postpone his concerts. Now he will present two programmes in Bulgaria Hall. On 18 April at 11am he will perform under the baton of maestro Nayden Todorov. Uros Lajowitz will be the conductor of his second concert on 22 April at 7pm.

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    • Virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope gives his first concert in Bulgaria

      Virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope gives his first concert in Bulgaria

      A star-studded lineup of soloists is set to appear in a 15 April concert of the Sofia Philharmonic. World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope, whose Europe@Home concerts during the lockdown have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of classical music lovers, will play Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto. Opera star Alexandrina Pendatchanska is performing the final scene of Richard Strauss's opera Salome. The programme will also include the national orchestra's performance of a fragment of Richard Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde. The event's conductor will be Grigor Palikarov.

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    • Vatican Museums to reopen on 3 May

      Vatican Museums to reopen on 3 May

      The Vatican Museums will reopen on 3 May with more stringent Covid-19 norms, ANSA reported, citing the museums official statement. These will include obligatory bookings, punctuality in turning up, face masks, and distancing of over a meter.

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    • An artist between two eras

      An artist between two eras

      In 2019, Andrey Daniel was invited to work with a team of the Sofia City Art Gallery on a solo exhibition. In the process of figuring out the appropriate collection of pieces, the artist suddenly passed away.

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    • The duo Zaharieva-Stankov: Chamber music is like poetry

      The duo Zaharieva-Stankov: Chamber music is like poetry

      Musicians need patience and attention. It is very difficult for young musicians to build a repertoire, but they should not be discouraged. They will need it! Music is the only thing worth living for. Life will have no meaning without beauty, say pianist Zheni Zaharieva and violinist Angel Stankov in an interview to EUROPOST.

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    • Legendary violinist Augustin Dumay to play in Sofia

      Legendary violinist Augustin Dumay to play in Sofia

      On 8 April, the Sofia Philharmonic is returning to the stage of Bulgaria Hall with a couple of Mendelssohn pieces. Under the conduction of Adrija Čepaitė, the orchestra will play Violin Concerto in E minor and Symphony No.1 in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. World-renowned French violinist Augustin Dumay will be the event's soloist. Critics describe him as one of the greatest violinists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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    • Writers from 4 continents up for International Booker Prize

      Writers from 4 continents up for International Booker Prize

      Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, both long-favoured contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fiction. Can Xue’s “I Live in the Slums” and Ngugi’s “The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi” are among 13 books on the longlist for the 50,000 pound prize.

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