• 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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    • Sofia trolley car turned gallery showcases folklore motifs

      Sofia trolley car turned gallery showcases folklore motifs

      How much do various folklore traditions around the world have in common? Artist Petya Ilieva presents traditional Italian and Bulgarian folklore motifs in a mobile exhibition organised in association with the Embassy of Italy in Sofia and the diplomatic missions of 20 other countries. The show will be touring the Bulgarian capital for the rest of the year.

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    • Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      Oscars 2021: 'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao makes history

      The critically acclaimed "Nomadland" - about a marginalised, older generation of Americans roaming the West in rundown vans - on Sunday won the coveted Oscar for best picture, AFP reported. Zhao's drama about marginalised Americans roaming the West in vans was honoured for best picture, director and actress for Frances McDormand, who now is in elite company with her third Academy Award.

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    • How to create an exhibition from… a newspaper

      How to create an exhibition from… a newspaper

      On 27 April at 6.30pm the long-term project Art and Politics will conclude with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria presenting in its Sofia gallery the first and the only publication of the newspaper Pleasure & Pressure, created by 14 young Bulgarian artists during a workshop by the same name, directed by Luchezar Boyadjiev.

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    • The human soul - an inside look

      The human soul - an inside look

      Little Bird Place Gallery in Sofia is presenting yet another journey - this time into the depths of the human soul, using as vehicle the paintings of Kalina Hristova. Her solo exhibition Transformation opened on 21 April and can be seen until 15 May.

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    • 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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