Program in September

September 9, 2016 /friday/   18.30 hours       Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

 Conductor: Mark Gigliotti                                                            Soloist: Alexander Lialios

        Марк Джилиоти                                             Александър Лиалиос


Ludwig van Beethoven – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra № 3

Robert Schumann – Symphony № 3


Mark Gigliotti

Mark Gigliotti, co-principal bassoon, joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1982. He began his professional career as solo bassoonist with the Hague Philharmonic in the Netherlands for three seasons and was also principal bassoon of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Charles Dutoit, Klaus Tennstedt, Eugen Jochum, Hans Vonk, Simon Rattle, and Lorin Maazel, among others. While living in Europe Mr. Gigliotti studied conducting with Dutch conductor and teacher Kees Bakels and later with former Philadelphia Orchestra Resident Conductor Luis Biava. Mr. Gigliotti made his conducting debut at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1979. In 2007 he was a finalist for the position of assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, having the honor of conducting that ensemble as part of the audition process. He has been music director and conductor of the Lower Merion Symphony for the last eight seasons and resident conductor at the Philadelphia International Music Festival for three seasons, and he has guest conducted at the Luzerne Music Festival, the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. He has also conducted student ensembles for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s education department outreach. Mr. Gigliotti graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1979, having studied bassoon with former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon Bernard Garfield. He also studied with former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon Sol Schoenbach, Shirley Curtiss, and John Shamlian. Mr. Gigliotti first appeared as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1979, as a winner of the Orchestra’s Senior Student Competition (now the Albert M. Greenfield Competition), and has since performed as soloist with the Orchestra under Mr. Muti, Mr. Sawallisch, and William Smith. In February 2006 Mr. Gigliotti performed John Williams’s bassoon concerto, Five Sacred Trees, with the Hilton Head Orchestra in South Carolina. In 2001 he recorded Weber’s Bassoon Concerto and Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and Richard Strauss’s Duet-Concertino with the Taipei Symphony. He has appeared frequently as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been on the faculty of the College of New Jersey since 1992, has taught chamber music at the Curtis Institute, and has given master classes in the United States and throughout the world. Mr. Gigliotti comes from a musical family, having studied with his father, former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Anthony Gigliotti; his mother, pianist Amelia Gigliotti; and his grandfather, Joseph Gigliotti. He is married to Philadelphia Orchestra contrabassoonist Holly Blake. He plays on a Heckel bassoon from 1931, which was played by former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon Walter Guetter, father of the American school of bassoon playing. When not occupied with musical activities, Mr. Gigliotti enjoys skiing and sailing, and is a certified ski instructor at Hunter Mountain in New York State.

Alexander Lialios

Alexander Lialios start playing piano when he was a child.He finished his high school eduation in 2004 in the American College in Sofia.Alongside he studied like private student in Nation Music School “L. Pipkov”  where is his pedagok  professor Lydia Kuteva.The period 2002-2004 he is a student on professor Atanas Kurtev and professor Jeni  Zaharieva .In 2008 he recived bachelor’s degree in Yale University in USA where his piano teacher are professors Boris Berman,Peter Frankle and Michael Freedman. On school period 2009-2010 he specialiezes in Conservatory in Frankfurt an Main at professor Cathrine Vickers  and consulted regulary from professor  Einar-Steen Nyokleberg. In 2011 he recieived a master degree in NMA ‘’P. Vladigerov’’. He involved in master classes of professors Natalia Trull, Einar-Steen Nyokleberg,Alfredo Speranza ,Jeny Zaharieva,Alexander  Smetski,Vadim Saharov and other.He is laureate in number of international competition ‘’Carl Filtsch’’ in Sibiu,Romania and competition of musical summer academy in San Daniele,Italy and Rusalka,Bulgaria,competition of North Greece in Thessaloniki.His concert activity is solo and chamber manifestation in USA , Austria, Italy, Japan and Greece.


12 – 14 september , 2016

Hall ” Maestro Georgi Atanasov”




September 21, 2016 /wednesday/   18.30 hours       Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”

                Conductor: Marlon Daniel (USA)                                                Soloist: Romuald Grimbert-Barré (France) – Violin

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  Florence Price – “oak”

Bruch – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26

  Dvorak – Symphony №8, Op. 88