Sofia Philharmonic

    • Virtuoso violinist to play in Sofia

      Virtuoso violinist to play in Sofia

      Sofia Philharmonic continues presenting to audiences today's most popular classical music performers. Virtuoso violinist Sergey Khachatryan - the youngest winner in the history of the prestigious international competition Jan Sibelius - will play on the stage of Bulgaria Hall on 23 September. Under the baton of Carrie-Lynn Wilson, he will perform Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 by Max Bruch. Maestra Wilson has also included in the programme Symphonic Poem Vltava by Smetana and Symphony No.1 by Shostakovich, which will be performed by the National Orchestra.

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    • Sebastian Knauer to play at opening of Sofia Philharmonic's season

      Sebastian Knauer to play at opening of Sofia Philharmonic's season

      Two-time Echo Klassik Award winner Sebastian Knauer has agreed to step in for pianist Stephen Kovacevich after it became clear that he might be unable to enter the country due to the newly introduced measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. Sebastian Knauer promptly shuffled his busy schedule to make room for a performance in Sofa. He is set to play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 under the conduction of Adrian Prabava.

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    • Valery Gergiev and Sofia Philharmonic to play charity concert

      Valery Gergiev and Sofia Philharmonic to play charity concert

      World-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev and soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, together with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a charity concert in support of the initiative to build a new acoustic musical complex in Bulgaria. The project is designed to have the potential of turning into a temple of spirit and culture for the coming generations of young people and to set the city of Sofia next to the major cultural centres of the world.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic to perform on open air stage

      Sofia Philharmonic to perform on open air stage

      Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms and Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy will be played at the Summer Stage Borissova Gradina in Sofia on 29 July at 8pm. The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on the open air stage in the company of violinist Mario Hossen and under the baton of Maestro Nayden Todorov. The event is part of Sofia Philharmonic's summer programme Share the Music.

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    • Italian maestra conducts Sofia Philharmonic

      Italian maestra conducts Sofia Philharmonic

      Italian Maestra Gianna Fratta will conduct the Sofia Philharmonic during a concert on the Summer Stage in Sofia at 8pm on 8 July. The first concert of the national orchestra's summer programme will feature Italian film music by brilliant composers such as Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary from the birth of legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini, the same list of works was performed to great success in November 2020, when Bulgaria Hall turned out to be too small for all the people who wanted to enjoy the soundtracks to classic films such as La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, The Cheetah, 8 1/2, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, etc.

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    • Kids choose music over streets

      Kids choose music over streets

      The Sofia Philharmonic is reaching out to the kids from the Children's Symphony Orchestra - Sliven and inviting fans to experience the emotions of a very special concert. At 6pm on 4 July, the children's orchestra will be sharing the stage of Bulgaria's most prestigious hall with musicians from the national orchestra.

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    • Virtuoso pianist Oleg Maisenberg to play in Sofia

      Virtuoso pianist Oleg Maisenberg to play in Sofia

      The outstanding pianist Oleg Maisenberg is set to play for the Bulgarian audience on 1 July at Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. Together with the Sofia Philharmonic, he will perform Rachmaninoff's brilliant Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The programme of the concert, to be conducted by Oleg Ptashnikov, will also include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1.

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