• Berlinale goes online amid coronavirus threat

      Berlinale goes online amid coronavirus threat

      The 71st Berlin Film Festival opens on Monday in an online version due to the pandemic and featuring movies about the horrors of the Lebanese civil war, a humanoid and a young man's journey of self discovery kicking off the five-day event, dpa reported. The three movies form part of the 15-film race for the Golden Bear - the Berlinale's top prize for best picture, due to be announced by a six-member jury on Friday, along with the festival's other prestigious awards.

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    • Van Gogh painting goes public for the first time

      Van Gogh painting goes public for the first time

      A painting by Vincent Van Gogh is to be shown to the public for the first time, after spending more than a century in the private collection of a French family, Reuters reported. The work, painted in 1887 will be put on display by Sotheby's auction house in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Paris, prior to being auctioned off next month.

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    • 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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