December 05, 2019 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”
Conductor: Georgi Nikolov
Yulia Savrasova – mezzo-soprano /Russia/
Catalina Pas – soprano / Chile /
Gioachino Rossini – Overture “The Barber of Seville”
Giacomo Puccini – Muses aria from op. “Bohemia” (“Quando m’en vo”)
Giuseppe Verdi – Overture “The Power of Destiny
K. Saint-Saens – Arya of Delilah from op. “Samson and Delilah” (“Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix”)
Pietro Mascagni – Intermezzo from op. “Rural Honor”
Jacques Offenbach – Barcarolla from op. “Hoffman’s Tales”
Giuseppe Verdi – “Nabucco” Overture
Georges Bizet – Segidilia from op. “Carmen”
Georges Bizet – “Carmen” Overture
Charles Gounod – Juliette’s waltz from Op. “Romeo and Juliet” (“Je veux vivre”)
Leo Delibes – Flower Duet from Op. “Lakme”
Georgi Nikolov has drawn considerable critical attention and admiration as a young conductor. His decision to pursue conducting as a career was preceded by studies as a cellist and also performance experience as a singer. Through the opportunity to regularly collaborate with a number of eminent conductors and soloists, particularly during his own music studies in Vienna, he has gained invaluable performance experience, professional mentoring and additional interpretative coaching, which have greatly assisted his own conducting endeavours.
As a singer, Georgi Nikolov performs regularly as a member of the Extra Chorus of the Vienna State Opera and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in both concert and opera productions. Additionally, he a frequent guest soloist in oratorio repertoire.
In 2015, Georgi Nikolov founded the “New VIS Orchestra”, of which he is also musical director. Since it was established, the Orchestra has gained an enviable reputation for the scale, scope and quality of its performance projects.
Yulia Savrasova is a soprano living and work in Vienna, Austria. She was born in Russia. Her studies Yulia Savrasova did in The Herzen State University of Russia and The Academy of the Young Opera Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre. Subsequent to that she attended a private lessons with a tenor Jesus Quinones Ledesma in the United States of America , as well as a singing Master-class with a mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova in Russia and Lied interpretation Master-classes with pianist Norman Shetler in Italy and Austria. Yulia Savrasova is also a laureat of many international singing competitions in Russia and Europe. Yulia Savrasova made her opera debut on the stage of The Mariinsky theatre as Countess in W. A. Mozart ‘s opera ” The Marriage of Figaro “, and in the same season at the Tatar State Opera and Ballet House in Kazan ( Tatarstan ) as Micaela in G. Bizet ‘s opera ” Carmen “. With this role she was twice invited in Shaliapin Opera Festival ( Kazan ), and also touring in Netherlands and China. Es a concert singer Yulia Savrasova had performed in a such concert halls and theatres as SaintPetersburg State Philharmonic Halls ( Grand Hall and Glinka Hall ), Moscow House of Music, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, Rachmaninov Concert Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, theatre ” Ariston ” in Sanremo, Italy, Austrian Academy of Sciences, ect. Remarkable for Yulia Savrasova’s career was the solo concert in Moscow House of Music with the famous dramatic tenor Salvatore Licitra. Yulia Savrasova worked with famous conductors, such as Valery Gergiev, Michael Güttler, Tugan Sokhiev, Michail Tatarnikov, as well as with such singers as Ferruccio Furlanetto, Salvatore Licitra, Alexey Steblianko
Catalina Pass is a Chilean soprano. She made her solo debut at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, Spain, where she grew up. Since 2016, she has been the official soloist of Musikwelten (with the Donau Philharmonie Orchestra), where she performs numerous concerts across Europe.She is the winner of the 1st Prize of the III Singing Competition on Terror, winner of the VII International Zaruella Competition and 2nd Prize of the Singing Competition I Josep Palet. She has played the roles of Frasquita, Lauretta, Papagena and Olympia. in January 2020, Catalina Pas received her Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she studied under the tenor Rainer Trost.She completed her post-graduate studies with a degree in operetta at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna. Next June, 2020, she will perform a solo concert at the Alfredo Krauss Auditorium.
December 12, 2019 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”
Conductor: Eric Lederhandler
Soloist: Lorenzo Pascucci – piano (Italy)
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto and Orchestra No.1, ор 23
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5, ор.107
First foreign conductor to get such a position in China, Eric Lederhandler was recently appointed as Music Director of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group Symphony Orchestra (Nanjing). He was born in 1965 in Brussels (Belgium). He studied piano at the Brussels Music Academy. At the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory, he graduated and obtained several diplomas.
Eric Lederhandler was laureate of the ‘Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten’ under the leadership of Salvador Mas Conde, conducting the final concert in the ‘Grosser Sendesaal’ of the Austrian Broadcasting Company in Vienna.
In 1992, Eric Lederhandler founded the orchestra Nuove Musiche, and as Music Director of this ensemble he conducts 40 concerts per season in Belgium and other European countries. In Belgium he is regularly engaged as assistant opera-conductor by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, La Monnaie and the Flemish Opera, and also conducts Opera Mobile and Idée Fixe. He also conducts the Kazan Opera (Russia) and the Shanghai Opera (China)
Eric Lederhandler was principal guest conductor of the Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria). He has conducted the Symphonic Orchestra Adana (Turkey), the Noord Nederlands Orkest and the Limburgs Symphonie Orkest (Holland), the Sewanee Festival Orchestra and the Sewanee Symphony (U.S.A.), the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia), the Czech Virtuosi (Czech Republic), the Deutsches Kammerorchester (Germany), the Orchestre Régional de L’Ile de France, the Orchestre Bell’Arte, the Orchestre National de Lorraine and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (France). He is also invited in China to conduct the Central Philharmonic Beijing, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, the National China Symphony Orchestra, the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra and the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Symphonic Orchestras of the Sichuan, Xi’An and Beijing Central Music Conservatories, where he also gives master classes in orchestra conducting.
In Belgium he conducts the Ensemble Vocal of the Belgian Radio and Television Company, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the National Orchestra of Belgium.
Lorenzo Pascucci began to take private piano lessons at the age of eight, under the guidance of M. Pasquale Petrucci and M. Antonio Ferrigno. He achieved the Diploma in Pianoforte cum laude and honor mention and the Master Degree cum laude under the supervision of M. Gabriele Ottaviano at the Conservatory “San Pietro a Majella” in Naples. Afterward, he undertook an improvers course, still in progress, with M. Francesco Nicolosi. Currently he is also attending the faculty of Conduction, directed by M. Francesco Vizioli, at the Conservatory of Naples, where he also took master classes by M. Riccardo Muti (2016). He stood out in several national and international piano competitions, ranking mostly first, as for instance VII Trofeo Internazionale Città di Greci, X Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Denza”, Concorso Internazionale d’Interpretazione Pianistica “F. Moscato”, Prize “Vincenzo e Francesca Principi di Strongoli” for the best interpretation of a Thalberg composition. He takes up concert activity both as soloist and in chamber ensemble. His recent exhibitions are Concert n.1 by L. Van Beethoven and Concert n.2 by S. Rachmaninov, hold in prestigious Italian theaters.