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European Music Festival

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The European Music Festival was founded in 2001 in order to present to Sofia’s concertgoers leading Bulgarian and international classical musicians. The programme includes a variety of genres, and by combining different approaches to classical music, it expands audiences’ knowledge and experience. Over the years such world renowned artists and ensembles as Joshua Bell, Nigel Kennedy, Pinchas Zukerman, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, I Solisti Veneti and the Moscow City Symphony have performed, as well as Bulgaria’s most talented musicians.
EUROPEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAM
8 March – 6 June 2017

8-10 March 2017, Pancho Vladigerov Museum
In collaboration with the Pancho Vladigerov Museum
MASTER-CLASS
by Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy, Violin

10 March 2017, The Polish Institute, 19:00
A Closing Gala Concert – Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy master-class students

29 March 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
“Mozart х 3”
Soloists: Georgi Cherkin, Piano
Victoria Vassilenko, Piano
Conductor and Soloist: Grigor Palikarov, Piano
CLASSIC FM RADIO ORCHESTRA
Featuring Emanuil Ivanov, Piano – 2016 Young Virtuosi Competition Prize Winner and Cantus Firmus Special Award Recipient
Program: J. S. Bach: Concerto for Two Pianos in C minor, BWV 1060
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major (Emanuil Ivanov)
Mozart: “Ein musikalischer Spaß”
Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos and Orchestra, К. 242

4 April 2017, National Gallery, 11:00AM
“PETER AND THE WOLF” Children’s Project
Featuring “WindArt” Quintet
Presenter: Rumen Grigorov

19 April 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
Soloists: Manuel Tomadin, Organ (Italy)
Serenella Basandella, Trumpet (Italy)
AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Bedros Papasian
Program: J. S. Bach, Purcell, Rheinberger, Haydn, Handel

22 April 2017, Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Concert Hall, 7:30PM
Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Grigor Palikarov
Program: Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, “Cossi fan tutte” Overture, arias by Verdi, Cilea, and Offenbach

26 April 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
“A Song for You”
KAMELIA TODOROVA, vocals
JIVKO PETROV TRIO (JP3)
Jivko Petrov, Piano
Dimitar Semov, Drums
Vesselin Vesselinov “Eko”, Bass
Program: Selected songs originally performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sara Vaughan, and Aretha Franklin

8 May 2017, Sofia Largo Complex, 5:00PM
“DANCING EUROPE” Music and Dance Project
In collaboration with the Polish Institute and the Italian Cultural Institute
SOFIA WIND ORCHESTRA conducted by Yuli Damyanov
Program: Selected dances from various European nations
Featuring dancers from the National Art Dance Group and the Youth Folk Ensemble

11 May 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
A Chamber Concert
MILA GEORGIEVA, Violin
PETAR PETROV, Piano
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

16 May 2017, Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Hall No. 48, 11:30AM
AN OPEN DISCUSSION
“EMF 2017 Through the Young Critics’ Prism”
With academy undergraduate students and doctoral candidates

20 May 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
FOUR PLUS FOUR – THE FOUR SEASONS BY VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA
Soloist: VESKO PANTELEEV-ESCHKENAZY, Violin
Featuring young violinists Lora Markova, Martin Zayranov, Aleksandar Vlatko Ivanov, and Zornitsa Ilarionova
CLASSIC FM RADIO ORCHESTRA
Program: Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni
Piazzolla: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas

24 May 2017, Sofia Largo Complex, 5:00PM
Golden Quill Awards Ceremony

31 May 2017, Sofia University Ceremony Hall, 7:30PM
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY CHOIR (USA)
BETH WILLER, Conductor
5PM Vassil Arnaudov Sofia Chamber Choir Pre-concert Workshop
Theodora Pavlovich, Conductor

2 June 2017, Bulgaria Chamber Hall, 7:30PM
A Solo Recital
ASEN TANCHEV, Piano
Program: TBA

6 June 2017, Sofia Live Club, 8PM
DAVID ORLOVSKY TRIO (Germany)
Jens-Uwe Popp, Guitar
David Orlowsky, Clarinet
Florian Dohrmann, Double Bass

8 March, 2017 to 6 June, 2017
Location 
European Music Festival
3, P. Volov st.
1504 Sofia
Bulgaria
42° 41' 50.7912" N, 23° 20' 10.1256" E