8 pianos, 16 pianists and 32 hands on one stage

Musicians from eight different countries will perform four concerts in Bulgaria

Prof. Tomislav Baynov

A unique concert will delight fans of classical music in Bulgaria this autumn. For the first time in Bulgaria, after its spectacular success in Germany, a project of this scale will be realised. 8 Grand Piano Concert is one of the closing events in the Plovdiv 2019 programme, which will unite the four cities that have applied for cultural capital of Europe - Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Veliko Tarnovo.

8 grand pianos, 16 pianists, 32 hands will perform 4 concerts in Bulgaria. The pianists are from eight different countries: Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, Korea, Japan, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Philippines.

The ideologist and creator of 8 Grand Piano Concert is the Bulgarian Prof. Tomislav Baynov, who has an impressive career on the German and worldwide music scene. With a reverie to fans of the classics, the conductor and musicians have prepared an exciting emotional journey with the compositions of Carl Orff, Joaquinino Rossini, Carl Cherny, Richard Wagner, Darius Miel, George Gershwin and others.

The piano ensemble Baynov has recorded several memorable programs: Six Hands of a Piano, More Than 8 Pianos, Piano and Percussion, Live in Lucerne, Carl Czerny: Concert Quartets. The ensemble’s specialities are six-handed pieces but on one piano, 11 or 12 hands on two pianos, plays for more than 8 pianos, even the unbelievable orchestra of 25 pianos.

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