November 07, 2019 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”
Conductor: Konstantin Ilievski
Soloist: Alessandro Marano (Italy) – piano
F.Mendelssohn – Overture “Rui Blas” op.95.
E. Grieg – Piano Concerto, Op.16
J. Brahms – Symphony No.3, Op.90
Konstantin Ilievski produces from a Bulgarian family of famous musicians. He began to study piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Milena Kurteva in Sofia, and from the age of 13 studied in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Prof. Peter Cherman. Ilievski won other international piano competitions and participated in various international master classes with renowned pianists, such as Prof. Eugene Indzic, Prof. Peter Topperzer, prof.
Marian Lapshanski, Prof. Lee Kum Xing and others. During her studies in Bratislava, she worked with the orchestra and the people of the Bratislava Conservatory and completed with full distinction (“summa cum laude”) orchestral and choral conducting under Prof. Zdenek Bilek and Prof. Dusan Bill. He continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he received a master’s degree in composition from Prof. Detlev Müller-Siemens, as well as a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from Prof. Uros Lajowitz.
He has also participated in prestigious conductor masterclasses in Vienna with renowned conductors and orchestras such as Bertrand de Billy with the Webern Symphony of Vienna, Prof. Ralph Vickert with the Pro Arte Vienna Orchestra, Daniel Harding with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
He has worked as a guest conductor with the ORF-RSO Vienna, Wiener Concert Verein (Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra), Slovak National Philharmonic Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Haarlemkestion Orchestra, Poland. RTSH of Albania (Tirana), Bulgarian National Philharmonic (Sofia), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Sofia), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Sofia), Slovak Symphony (Žilina), Slovak Chamber Orchestra (Bratislava), Chamber Orchestra (Bratislava) and Hilaris and ZOE (Bratislava – Slovakia), Symphony Orchestra
Occentric (Vienna – Austria), L. Symphony Orchestra Van Beethoven “(Vienna – Austria), Pleven Philharmonic, Symphonies in Sofia, Vidin and Vratsa, Blagoevgrad State Opera, Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra (Dobrich), Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria), Armenian Chamber Orchestra” AGBU “(Sofia),” Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra “, Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ignaz-Josef Pleyel Youth Symphony Orchestra (Austria), Stinet Chamber Ensemble (Duras – Albania), Ars Music Chamber Ensemble (Sofia) and others.
As a pianist, he is often a soloist in various orchestras in Europe, regularly performing solo and chamber concerts. He has composed mostly solo, chamber, concert and symphonic works, performed in Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Albania and the USA by orchestras such as the Wiener concert Verein (Chamber Orchestra). of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra) ZOE Chamber Orchestra (Bratislava – Slovakia), Vidin Symphony (Bulgaria) Vidin Symphony Orchestra, Sliven Symphony Orchestra and others. Konstantin Ilievski has records for the largest radio and television companies in Bulgaria, Austria and Slovakia regularly records with the BNR Symphony Orchestra.
The Italian pianist Alessandro Marano is one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. At the same time as studies in the Conservatory of Music “Stanislao Giacomantonio” of Cosenza with Professor Giuseppe Maiorca, he attended the International Piano Courses in the “Paul Hindemith” Foundation in Blonay (Switzerland) where he spent eight years studying with such internationally renowned teachers and performers as Edith Fischer and Paul Badura-Skoda. He completed his musical education studying with Bruno Canino and Aldo Ciccolini.
Being an award winner of a several national and international piano competition, Marano keeps a busy concert schedule presenting solo recitals and collaborating with renowned musician all over Italy and abroad (Spain, Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Great Britain).
Possessing a very solid piano technique, Marano is praised for his seriousness and sensitivity as well as for the depth of his musical interpretations. One of Marano passions is his study and performance of works by Liszt those less known. His repertory includes the 12 Etudes d’exécution transcendante, the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, the complete paraphrases and transcriptions from Verdi’s operas and the works for piano and orchestra.
Marano played under the conducting of important conductors such as Ovidiu Balan, Grigor Palikarov, Petronius Negrescu, Valentin Doni, Cristian Neagu, Lyubomir Denev jr; he performed and recorded all the Beethoven Piano Concertos under the conducting of Maestro Lodi Luka, adopting the transcription for string orchestra by Vinzenz Lachner.
He is the Artistic Director of the International Piano Festival in Cosenza (Italy), President of the cultural and musical Association Amici del pianoforte “Franz Liszt”, piano Professor at the “Beato Francesco Maria Greco” Secondary School of Acri (Italy) and teacher-assistant in the Conservatory of Music “S. Giacomantonio” of Cosenza.
November 21, 2019 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”
Conductor: Andrea Vitello (Italy)
Soloist: Georgi Boykin– piano
J.S.Bach – Piano Concerto № 3, BWV 1054
J. Brahms – Symphony No.2, Op.73
“His performances stand out for the refined balances and original ideas about both tempos and phrasing. I consider Andrea Vitello one of the most promising young conductors of his generation.” Donato Renzetti
ANDREA VITELLO has recently gained an international reputation thanks to his Warner Classics CD with I Solisti della Scala, praised with words such as: “imposing performance” (Enrico Girardi, il Corriere della Sera), “highest standards of intonation and blend” and “beautifully lyrical and detailed” (Remy Franck, Pizzicato), “Fabulous” (Colin Clarke, Fanfare), “sharp and accurate” (Angelo Foletto, La Repubblica).
Andrea has conducted in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Seul Art Center in Seul, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Sala Verdi in Milan.
His discographic debut on the podium of the Ensemble BIOS, with Arnold Schönbergs’s Pierrot Lunaire, featuring Anna Clementi as a soloist, has raised international critic’s enthusiastic attention (American Record Guide, Das Orchester, Limelight Magazine, Musica Magazine, Amadeus etc…) and is considered a “One must have” recording of this piece, along with Pierre Boulez’ and Giuseppe Sinopoli’s ones.
He collaborates with several orchestras and ensembles such as the Soloists of La Scala Opera House, MÁV Symphony Orchestra Budapest, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Korea Soloists Orchestra Seul, Argento Ensemble New York, Koszalin Philarmonic Orchestra, Khabarovsk Symphony Orchestra.
Andrea Vitello is a keen interpreter of the contemporary repertoire. He conducted premiéres -both in concert and recording- by authors such as Peter Eötvös, Tristan Murail, Oliver Schneller, Andrea Portera, Alessio Elia, Albertas Navickas, Rita Ueda and promotes young composers discovering and conducting their music.
Andrea is also an enthusiast ambassador of Italian music and rediscovered and conducted several neglected works by less known Italian composers, such as Guido Alberto Fano, Silvio Omizzolo, Mario Pilati, Gian Francesco Malipiero.
Georgi Boykin was born on May 6, 1993 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the Dobrin Petkov Music School in Plovdiv with an excellent performance in the piano class of Stella Oslekova. He continues his education at the National Academy of Sciences “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov “(Sofia) in the class of Prof. Dr. Borislava Taneva, where he received his master’s degree in 2017. From February 2018, Georgi is a full-time doctoral student at the Instrumental Faculty of the National Academy of Sciences” Prof. Pancho Vladigerov “. He has participated in many master classes and has performed solo recitals at Lancaster International Piano Festival in Lancaster, PA, USA in 2014 and 2015, Piano Extravaganza, Sofia, 2016, International Piano Academy in Poros, Greece. , 2017 and “International Piano Forum” in Rhodes, Greece, 2018. Performs piano concerts by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Poulenc with a number of orchestras in Bulgaria (Symphony of Vidin, State Symphony Orchestra – Shumen, Sliven Philharmonic, Chamber Ensemble “Chamber Ensemble” , NMA Academic Symphony Orchestra, Vratsa Symphony) . In September 2017, Georgi toured Japan in the cities of Yokohama, Okinawa, Fukuoka and Okayama. His honors include First Prize from the Schumann-Brahms International Piano Competition (Plovdiv, 2008), First Prize from the “International Piano Competition – Nish” (Nis, Serbia 2014), Second Prize from the “Tenth International Piano Competition” Albert Roussel “(Sofia, 2014), Third Prize from the “Pancho Vladigerov” International Competition for Pianists and Violinists (Shumen, 2015), First and Special Award from the “Third National Academic Competition JS Bach and its Contemporary” (Plovdiv, 2015), Third Prize from the “International” piano competition 2018 “From Bach to Jazz” (Athens, Greece, 2018), Diploma (2016) and “Special prize in the name of W. Blankenheim” (2019) from “Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition” (Wurzburg, Germany)