Program in Nfvember 2018

November 08, 2018 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

Conductor: Marlon DANIEL (USA)                    Soloist: Gilbert-Michel ROLLE – tenor (Switzerland)



Gabriel FAURÉ – Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50

Ernest CHAUSSON – Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19

Gilbert-Michel ROLLE – Chants Mélancoliques (world premiere)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93



A laureate of the 2018 Bucharest Symphony Orchestra International Conducting Competition, Marlon DANIEL is one of the most dynamic conductors of his generation and has been described as “a natural and enormous talent” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as “fabulous and exceptional” by Pravda – Moscow. He is also winner of the 2014 John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting Award and has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in Asia, Europe and the United States.

He has received numerous prizes and awards including the Mabel Henderson Memorial Grant for Foreign Experience, a Rose Hanus Fellowship, and an Honorary Key to the City of Chicago for Outstanding Musical Achievement and the ‘Voice of the Artist’ Award from the United Nations in recognition of his charitable work of bringing awareness to the crisis in Darfur.

He was educated at Manhattan School of Music (United States), Le Conservatoire Américain – Fontainebleau (France), Centro de Estudios Musicales Isaac Albéniz (Spain), and the Prague Conservatory and Academy (Czech Republic), where he received his training in conducting while serving as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta and later the Assistant Conductor of the Sofia Opera and Ballet. He has also profited from the advice of Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as a James and Lola Faust Fellow, and Jorma Panula in Finland.

A supporter of contemporary music, he has worked closely with and conducted première performances of several major living composers. His recording “Phoenix Forever” (music of Hampson Sisler) on the MSR Classics label received rave reviews and was in consideration for a 2011 GRAMMY.

Mr. DANIEL is former Artistic Director of the Music Director of the Colour of Music Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), the International Festival of Composers of African and Afro-Caribbean Descent (The Bahamas), Associate Conductor of the Praga and Principal Guest Conductor of the Sofia Sinfonietta and in 2016 was a Guest Lecturer at Yale University.

Currently he is Artistic and Music Director of the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges, Music Director of Ensemble du Monde, and Director of the Diversity in Classical Music Program at Columbia University Teachers College, Guest Conductor of the Frankfurter Sinfoniker and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba.



First prizewinner of the Concours National de Chant Leopold Bellan, Swiss American lyric tenor Gilbert-Michel ROLLE has performed in France, Germany, Switzerland and the United States to great acclaim. He has also been a frequent guest artist on Swiss National Television and Radio.

Born in Fribourg in the “Suisse Romande,” he began his musical studies at an early age. He obtained a bachelor’s degree at the University of Fribourg and later attended the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”, and the University Paris-Sorbonne, where he received a D.E.A. studying voice, opera history and composition. He continued his vocal studies with Peter Gottlieb of the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris.

In 2005 he made his Carnegie Hall début and soon after he began a career as a recognized interpreter of French Songs, Italian arias, Oratorio, German Lieder and American Art Songs. This concert entitled “Musical Voyage” inspired a tour throughout North America and evolved into his first CD with orchestra recorded at the historic Town Hall in New York.

Mr. ROLLE’s upcoming activities include performances in Geneva, Washington DC, Paris, New York, and Princeton. In November 2018, he will then make his Moscow début on the stage of the prestigious Rachmaninoff Auditorium, followed by other concerts in the Russian Capital.




November 22, 2018 /Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”


Conductor: Nicolas Jounis (France)




    Giulia Buccarella – violin (Italy)                          Luciano Corona – bassoon (Italy)                         Gianluca Montaruli – cello (Italy)



W. A. Mozart – Concert for bassoon and orchestra K.191

J. Haydn – Concert for violoncello and orchestra n°1 C-Dur

W. A. Mozart – Overture “The Marriage of Figaro”

W. A. Mozart – Concert for violin and orchestra  n°4 K.218




In 2014, Nicolas Jounis is nominated Principal Guest Conductor of Craiova National Opera.

On the advice of Mady Mesplé, he perfected his skills with Georges Prêtre (Paris Opera, La Fenice Theater, France National Orchestra). In 2004, he assisted Maestro Aldo Faldi in Italy, Konrad Von Abel and Dominique Rouits with Massy Orchestra.

Over the last few years, Nicolas Jounis has played with many European orchestras (France, Italy, Germany, Romania…) but also with Massy Opera Orchestra, Paris Symphony Association, Craiova Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, East European Symphony Orchestra, Constance Weber Chamber Orchestra, Saint-Nazaire Orchestra, Leopolis de Lviv Orchestra, Spazio Musica Orchestra, East European Chamber Orchestra, Craiova Romanian Opera.

In 2007, he became musical director of “L’Orchestrale de Nantes”.

Since 2008, combining symphonic and lyrical with the same passion, he has directed among other the operas Tosca, Bohème, Traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci then Carmen at “Teodirini” Lyric Theater from Craiova in parallel with his collaborations with the East European Chamber Orchestra in France, Italy and Romania.

Inspired by the teaching of analysis and orchestration that he practiced at Chavagnes International College, supported by the University of Cambridge, Nicolas Jounis attaches particular importance to sharing and to the pedagogical aspect of his profession. In this spirit, he leads many projects for the young audience, but also for a more varied public and persists to transmit to them his passion for music.

In 2014, Nicolas Jounis conducts the world premiere of the Opera “Jeanne” that he composed, with The Romanian Opera from Craiova.

In 2017, he founded the “Ensemble Orchestral Ligérien EOLE”.



Giulia Buccarella was born in Bari in a family of concert musicians. In 1977 she won the National Competition in Pescara and in 1979 she won the National Competition held from RAI as a young Italian talent. In the same year she was invited to Rome at the Opera Theater as a young prodigy violinist to collect the David di Donatello Award for the famous Italian composer Nino Rota. At the age of 11 she won the Vittorio Veneto National Competition.

She graduated at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome.  In 1988 she won the Second Prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Violin Competition in Rome. In 1989 she won the First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Trieste; at the age of 18 she won the third Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition of Monfalcone (Duino) and Second Prize at the International Competition Rodolfo Lipizer Prize.

She has a career throughout Europe as a soloist and in a chamber duo with a vast repertoire, performing as well as throughout Italy, Germany, Norway, France, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, United States, for the most important musical associations and with a large number of concerts every year. She played as a soloist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, European Youth Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, Turkish orchestra of Ankara and Istanbul and German Symphony Orchestra of Göttingen (Germany).


He graduated with honors under the guidance of Maestro Mauro Russo (Principal Bassoon in Teatro San Carlo) and specializes with Eliseo Smordoni (Principal Bassoon in the Opera House of Rome) and Andrea Corsi (Principal Bassoon in OSSN RAI). Winner of several international awards, he holds solo concerts all over the world (China, Korea, Italy, Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia). He collaborated with the greatest musicians of his time such as Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Riccardo Muti, Nello Santi …

He collaborates regularly as principal Bassoon with the San Carlo theater in Naples, the Calabria Philharmonic Orchestra, the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cagliari Lyric Theater.

He is Professor of Fagotto at the Musicale Lyceum of Airola and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Nocera Terinese.

He is Vicepresident of Italian Mozarteum.



graduated with honors at the Umberto Giordano conservatory in Foggia he began his studies under the guidance of his father Francesco improved with Luigi Piovano (first cello of Orchestra nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome) and Massimo Polidori (first cello of Teatro alla scala in Milan ).

Highly regarded for his musical talent, result winner of several international competitions:

  • Finalist with honor mention at “ Janigro international competition “ under 20 in Poreč Croatia
  • Winner of 1st prize at “Grand prize virtuoso” in London, UK
  • 1st prize at “eMuse international competition” in Athens, Greece
  • Special award “thomastik – infeld Vien at eMuse international competition

He has performed in numerous musical seasons such as: season of the Pontifical Institute of sacred music of Rome with Vatican radio broadcast concert, at the “Festival Dei Due Mondi” in Spoleto, for the season “String City” in Florence and for “weekend in Music” of the Tuscany region, for the “Accademia dei Cameristi he gas performed in Trio for a tour between Bari and Paris at “Hotel de Gallifet”. He collaborated with Franco Petracchi performing for the season “Omaggio a Cremona” at Ponchielli Theatre of Cremona. As a soloist he debuted at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Byzantine Museum of Athens, the NedPho-Koepel in the Netherlands Philharmonic orchestra in Amsterdam working with Giovanni Sollima.

As principal cellist of the national orchestra of conservatories he performed at the Teatro Bonci in Cesena and Rome in the Basilica of “San Paolo fuori Le mura” working with Enrico Dindo and Giuseppe Grazioli. In 2017 during the celebration for the 150th anniversary of Giordano’s birth, as first mondial recording, he played “Andantino e Allegro” for the label Fedora Music.