Sofia Philharmonic

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin gives a recital in Sofia

      Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin gives a recital in Sofia

      Musical phenomenon Evgeny Kissin will take part in the new season of the Sofia Philharmonic. On 11 March, in Bulgaria Hall, the outstanding pianist will give a recital of works by Berg, Gershwin, Khrennikov and Chopin. The programme's idea was born during the isolation last year, which the musician spent in Prague. The contrasting at first glance works are united by the motif of love, says Kissin. “I'm an omnivorous person, there's a lot of music I love, so I just hope for one thing: live long enough to have time to play it all.”

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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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    • 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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