March 2, 2022/Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov
Conductor: Simon Pavlov
Soloists: Georgi Raichev – violin
Rusi Bruchkov – cello
F. Mendelssohn – Violin concerto in E minor, op.64
A. Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104,
Simon Pavlov was born in 1999 in Sliven. He started playing the piano at the age of 8 in his hometown with Elena Angelova. Graduated from NUMSI “Hristina Morfova” – Stara Zagora with a specialty in “Piano” with teachers Zlatka Doncheva and Milena Alexandrova. In 2018, he was admitted to the NMA “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” majoring in “Opera-Symphonic Conducting” in the class of Prof. Dr. Grigor Palikarov and “Piano” in the class of Prof. Dr. Daniela Andonova, and in 2019 he started studying “Musicology” with a profile history of music with Prof. Dr. Natasha Yapova. She is currently studying piano with Prof. Dr. Margarita Ilieva.
He is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, including: International Piano Competition “Craiova – Piano” – Craiova, Romania; International competition “Music and the Earth” – Sofia; International Piano Competition “Classics and Contemporary” – Stara Zagora; National competition for singers and instrumentalists “Svetoslav Obretenov” – Provadia; Academic Piano Competition “Chopin – Vladigerov” – Sofia; National competition “Varban Varbanov” – Burgas; National competition “Children of Bulgaria sing, dance, draw” – Shumen; National Music Competition “Milcho Petrov” – Plovdiv; National Music Festival “Misho Todorov” – Sliven and others.
He completed master classes in piano and chamber music with Prof. Tatevik Mokatsyan, “Et Arsis Piano Quartett”, Andreas Reiner, Rebecca Hartmann, Acad. Atanas Kurtev, Prof. Emma Tahmizian, Prof. Markus Prause, Prof. Vlad Dimulescu, Prof. Manuela Mihailescu and others.
He is the winner of the “Mlada Zagora” award for his contribution to culture and art in the city of Stara Zagora. He is a member of Club 2016 in the “Successful Children of Bulgaria” project of the “Dimitar Berbatov” Foundation and is a multiple scholarship recipient of the “Comunitas” Foundation. Participates in events of the Minyu Balkanski Foundation in Bulgaria and France. He also performs at the forums “Sofia Music Weeks”, “European Music Festival”, “Festival of Brazilian Classical Music” and others.
Many times he soloed in orchestras under the baton of Georgi Dimitrov, Krasimir Kushev and Raicho Hristov. He made his conducting debut on the stage of the Stara Zagora State Opera. He also conducts the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the NMA “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, Symphony Orchestra – Pazardzhik and KO “Dianopolis”.
Since 2019, he has been a pianist in the “Morfova-Prokopova” Women’s Choir with conductor Assoc. Dr. Iliya Gramatikov. In the same year, he joined the team of the “ppIANISSIMO” International Festival for the Performance of Contemporary Piano Music. Since 2020, he has been a part-time tutor at the “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” MA. Since 2021, he has been working as a conductor in the Sliven Symphony Orchestra, and since 2022 – as an assistant conductor in the Pioneer Philharmonic.
March 16, 2022/Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov
Conductor: Martin Garcia
Soloist: Doğac Bezduz
Eduardo Fabini – “Campo”
P. Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 41, K.551
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Martin Garcia is artistic and music director of the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra. Formerly, he was the chief conductor with the SODRE – National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay. Garcia keeps a hectic conducting schedule that includes symphonic concerts, opera and ballet performances. He conducted orchestras in Argentina, Brasil, United States, Spain, Italy and Ukraine. A Silver medalist at the 2004 Vakhtang Jordania Conductors Competition, Garcia has been distinguished repeatedly in his country for his contributions to culture. Garcia teaches at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) where he leads a research team that currently works on assembling a critical edition of composer Eduardo Fabini’s orchestral works. His engagements this year include productions of Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni at Teatro Solis de Montevideo, several premieres of new works and concerts with orchestras in Brasil and Argentina, as well as several concerts with the Montevideo Philharmonic.
Born in 1999, the young Turkish virtuoso Doac Bezdüz is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, who has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician musician in Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Bulgaria. He played with orchestras such as Sofia Philharmonic, Hanover Chamber Orchestra, CRR Youth Orchestra, Razgrad Philharmonic and Dianopolis Chamber Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Grigor Palikarov, Nicolo Umberto Foron, Hans Christian Euler, Levon Manukyan, Konstantin Ilievski, etc. He has given concerts at prestigious festivals such as “Varna Summer”, “Sofia Music Weeks” and “Golden Diana Music Festival”, “Durtal Musical Festival”, Livorno Music Festival, “Classical Days in Balchik”, “Music Days in Balaban House” in Plovdiv; recitals in Luxembourg, Italy and Turkey, as well as the “Pianissimo Winter Festival” at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Doach received his first piano lessons from Mrs. Marina Jincharadze at the Mersin State Conservatory. He also studied with Prof. Gulnara Aziz at Bilkent University and with Mrs. Tsvetelina Tunteva in Adana. He has also worked with many distinguished pianists such as Muhitin Durruolu, Martin Blumenthal, Özgür Aydan, Emre Elivar, Gökhan Aybulus, Jean Claude Van den Eyden, Gulsin Onay, Marta Gulyas, Mischa Dacic, Vincenzo Balzani, Wolfram Schmidt Leonardi, Alexander Romanowski, Arturo Pizzaro and recently with Milena Mollova and Milena Shushulova. He has been supported by the Gautier Capuçon Foundation since 2022. From 2018, Doach continues his piano studies with Prof. Ludmil Angelov and takes lessons with Mr. Nayden Todorov as a scholarship holder at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.