Program for December 2023

December 07, 2023 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor: Dimitar Krapchev    

Soloists: Raffaele Bertolini – clarinet
Nicola Bertolini – clarinet



W. A. Mozart – Overture to “Don Zhuan”, K.527

Fr. Krommer – Concerto for two clarinets No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 35

J. Haydn – Symphony No. 104, “London”, D major


Dimitar Krapchev

In 2019, Dimitar Krapchev graduated from the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” majoring in Choral Conducting in the class of Prof. Dr. Adriana Blagoeva. In 2020-2021, he specialized in opera-symphonic conducting in the class of Prof. Dr. Grigor Palikarov. In addition to musical activities, he is also engaged in pedagogical activities, leading a student choir at the “Lyubomir Pipkov” National Music School in 2019 – 2020 and 2021 – 2022. Since March 2022, he has been teaching solfege to the trainee staff of the children’s choir at the Bulgarian National Radio. He also works with the women’s choir “Voices of Orpheus” as an assistant conductor from October 2023. The current concert is his debut on the opera-symphonic stage.

Raffaele Bertolini

Raffaele Bertolini attained his degree in Clarinet at the “D. Cimarosa” Conservatory in Avellino under the guidance of C. Ciociano. He later attended perfecting courses held by V. Mariozzi, M. Ferrando, A. Pay and, as far as the chamber music repertoire is concerned, B. Canino. In 2008 Raffaele achieved the highest Italian academic qualification in instrumental studies by getting the II Level Degree (in Clarinet) at the Milan “G. Verdi” Conservatory. Intense is his schedule as a chamber music player, which led him to play in prestigious venues in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, ex-Jugoslavia, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc. Besides, increasingly remarkable appears Raffaele’s soloist career in collaboration with noteworthy orchestral formations such as “Teatro San Carlo’s Professors” (Naples), Mozarteum Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, Mexican National Symphony Orchestra, Kosice Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia), “G. Strehler” Chamber Orchestra (Milan), “Antal Dorati” Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Jeunesse Musicale Orchestra (Moscow), Tirana Opera Theatre Orchestra, Moldavian State Symphony Orchestra, Lecco Symphony Orchestra, etc.  Worth mentioning is also his activity as orchestral professor within formations of the rank of the UECO Orchestra (Milan), OPECAM Orchestra (Milan), “Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra” (Milan), Lodi Symphony Orchestra, “E. Lunghi” Orchestra (Pavia), Cantelli Symphony Orchestra (Milano), and the “G. Verdi” Symphony Orchestra (Salerno) conducted by Daniel Oren. Raffaele’s recording catalogue includes interpretations broadcast by Radio Cultura and Rede Globo (Brazil), Vatican Radio, and RAI Radio3 (Italy). For the Linae Occultae label he recently recorded the clarinet-cello-piano trios by Beethoven, and, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, the Clarinet Quintet K581 and the Clarinet Concerto K622 (for a Coleccion Discografica); besides, for the MacHarmony Editions (Bergamo) he recorded a CD featuring contemporary solo works for clarinet by composers of the SIMC (Italian branch of the International Society of Contemporary Music), and a further achievement of his in this field is the recording of a CD comprising a collection of Piazzolla’s tangos for clarinet and piano. A dedicated teacher, Raffaele taught at the Bari Conservatory and at present is holder of the chair of Clarinet at the “Tenca” liceo music school, while regularly gives master classes in Brazil, Turkey, Kazakistan and Mexico.

Nicola Bertolini

Nicola Bertolini born in 2007, He studies clarinet with Mrs. Laura Magistrelli at the G.Verdi Conservatory of Music of Milan. Despite the young age he won a lot of contests (Contest city of Tradate, Contest  Mercadante of Naples, International contest of Stresa, International Contest of Giussano, Contest of clarinet Academy, International contest “San Vigilio” of Rome, Contest “city of Milan”…) He has also performed in many concerts both in Italy and abroad both soloist and in orchestra (Orchestra di Stato del Kazakistan, Orchestra Giovanile di Salerno, Orchestra dell’Accademia Sannita di Benevento, Orchestra Sinfonica di Cosenza) Currently he is the first clarinetist with the “INERBA” orchestra of the European Academy of Music in Erba.


December 14, 2023 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor:  Ukki Sachedina


Soloists: Hristina Trajkoska  – soprano


Vladimir Buryanov – tenor



W. A. Mozart – Arias from the operas:: “The Marriage of Figaro”, “Don Juan”, “That’s what everyone does,”  “The Magic Flute”, “The Mercy of Titus”

L. van Beethoven – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36


Ukki Sachedina

Ukki Sachedina is an Indian-American conductor based in Los Angeles. He is currently studying at the Colburn School with Maestro Maxim Eshkenazy and under the private tutelage of Maestro
Jorma Panula in Finland. As guest-conductor, Ukki has had the privilege of working with orchestras across Europe and the United States including the Rousse Philharmonic, Burgas State Opera, Vratsa Symphony
Orchestra, Vidin Sinfonietta, South Coast Symphony, and others. As part of a four-week concert tour in Bulgaria in Summer 2022, he led the four symphonies of Brahms, Beethoven’s 5th and
7th symphonies, and Tchaikovsky’s 4th and 5th symphonies. Ukki has participated in numerous international festivals including Nordic Masterclass with Jorma Panula and the South Denmark Philharmonic and Fiskars Summer Festival with Esa-
Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Dalia Stasevska, and James Gaffigan. In May 2023, Ukki served as Assistant Conductor for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Jaime Martin in a concert featuring sitarist Anoushka Shankar.
Born in 2005, Ukki has studied at the Colburn School since 2011 and is also an accomplished young pianist. In the past two seasons, he has garnered numerous honors and accolades including 1st prize at the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition in New York City and 1st prize in the Sound Espressivo Global Competition. He also won 1st Prize in the Young Stars of the Future Competition, awarding him the opportunity to perform Saint-Saens 2nd Piano Concerto
with the South Coast Symphony. Since 2020, Ukki has been Assistant Conductor of the Colburn Youth Orchestra and Colburn Chamber Orchestra. In early 2022, Ukki founded his own chamber orchestra at the Colburn
School, and made his conducting debut at the age of sixteen in a performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. For the years 2022 and 2023, he has been a scholarship recipient of the South Coast Symphony’s McBeth Foundation Award. Ukki has been a guest on Bulgarian National Radio and Television. His performances have been featured on the National Public Radio broadcast From the Top and reviewed in the New York Concert Review.

Hristina Trajkoska

Hristina Trajkoska has a master’s degree in classical singing, graduated from the “Pancho Vladigerov” Academy of Music in the class of Professor Ivanka Ninova. She is the winner of awards from national and international competitions, including:  Grand Prix award at the Eighth International Music Competition “Art Stars” – Varna (2023);  First prize at the international competition for Russian romance “Balkan Romance” – Sofia (2021);  Second prize at the international competition for chamber music and individual performers “Prof. Asen Diamnandiev” – Art Borovets (2021);  First prize at the “Festival of Student Creativity and Performing Arts” competition – Blagoevgrad (2019); Hristina Traikoska annually participates as a soloist in concerts with the Vidin Symphony Orchestra. She worked with the conductors: Grigor Palikarov, Ivaylo Krinchev, Georges Dimitrov, Konstantin Ilievski, Dimitar Kosev, Deyan Pavlov. In 2021, she made her debut in the role of Gianetta from the opera “Love Elixir” by G. Donizetti with the Vidin Symphony Orchestra. In July 2023, she debuted in the role of Rosina from the opera “The Barber of Seville” by J. Rossini at the summer music festivals in the city of Vidin. Conductor of the opera – Grigor Palikarov, director – Alexander Mutafchiyski.

Vladimir Buryanov

Vladimir Buryanov is a Bessarabian Bulgarian from the city of Bolgrad, Odesa region. He completed his musical education at the Odessa Academy of Music “A.V. Nezhdanova” majoring in viola. Plays in the Odessa Operetta Orchestra. Years ago, he decided to fulfill the vow of his now deceased elderly relatives – to one day return to his roots in Bulgaria. Sam starts looking for work here. He has been part of the team of the Shumen Symphony for more than two years. And since the fall of 2019, he has been in the ensemble of the Rousse Opera, where he debuted as a soloist in the operetta “Parisian Life” by Offenbach. Winner of the 3rd prize from the Balkan Festival of Russian Song, held in the city of Sofia. From 2022, he is a master’s student at the Faculty of Opera Singing in the class of Dr. Professor Ivanka Ninova at the National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov” – Sofia. He won the 1st prize for the performance of Russian romances in the “Romansiada” competition. Performs the central role of Count Almaviva in the opera “The Civil Barber” within the Summer Music Festival – Vidin (July 2023).