March 24, 2022 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov
Conductor: Juan José Navarro Hernández /Spain/
Soloist: Velislav Godzhunov – Marimbaand
Sejourne – Concerto for Marimbaand String Orchestra
- F. Schubert – Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D 417
Juan José Navarro Hernández
Juan José Navarro is a native of Godelleta in Valencia. He graduated as Profesor Superior of the Clarinet with Honours. He has studied and assisted on various clarinet seminars with teachers such as Jean Luis Sajot, Ramón Barona, Roy Jowit, José Tomás, Walter Woykens and J. Vicente Herrera among others. In 1997 on becoming a teacher in the Conservatorio Elemental de Musica of El Ejido and the Conservatorio Profesional of Córdoba he became a member of the Cuerpo de Profesores de Música y Artes Escénicas pertaining to the Junta de Andalucia. Subsequently he attained his current position at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Almeria. He has led a number of courses for the conducting of wind band and orchestra with teachers such as Salvador Más, Manuel Hernández Silva, Enrique Garcia Asensio, Jerzy Salwarowski, Paollo Belomia and Cesar Álvarez. He obtained the title of Profesor Superior de Dirección de Orquesta with José Miguel Rodilla in the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Murcia, finishing his studies with the highest possible results and graduating with L´Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky. He was nominated by the Conservatorio Superior to perform the duties of assistant director for the Orquesta de Jóvenes de la Region de Murcia. Juan José Navarro has conducted concerts in Spain, Italy, France, North Caroline, Pennsylvania, Poland, Germany, South Korea, Missouri, Romania and Holland, with such ensembles as the Orquesta del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia, Sinfónica Municipal de Albacete, Elblagska Kameralna Orchestra (Poland), Corelli Chamber Orcestra (Italy), Sinfónica San Indalecio de La Cañada de Almería, Sinfónica Municipal de Sevilla, Coral Emilio Carrión, Orquesta Joven de Almería, Orchestra Cittá Di Grossetto (Italy), Baltic Neopolis Orchestra (Poland), Diesis Wind Ensemble (Spain), Philadelphia Winds Symphony ( Peensylvania), Gangnung Philarmonic Orchestra (South Korea), University North Caroline Scholl of the Arts Chamber Winds of Winston-Salem ( North Caroline), Sinfónica de la Unión Musical de Godelleta, Oltenia Philarmónic Orchestra of Craiova ( Romania), Orquesta de la Compañía Lírica andaluza, Orquesta de Jóvenes de la Región de Murcia, Sinfónica Provincial de Almería, Lake Como Philarmonic Orchestra (Italy), Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio profesional de El Ejido, Triangle Wind Enssemble (North Caroline), Unión Musical de San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia), Pitesti Symphony Orchestra (Romania), Greensboro University Symphonic Band ( North Caroline), Banda Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de las Islas Baleares, Eindhoven Symphony Orchestra, ( Holland), Lomza Filharmonia Kameralna (Poland), University Jewel College Symphonic Band ( Missouri ), Kansas City Winds Symphony ( Missouri), Banda del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de El Ejido y Ensemble Fiatti di Música Aperta (Bérgamo). He has conducted for many of the productions of the Compaña Lírica Andaluza, such as El Barbero de Lavapiés, Agua Azucarillos y Aguardiente, El Dúo de la Africana…in venues such as the Teatro Alameda of Málaga and the Nuevo Teatro Infanta Leonor of Jaén. He has run courses, lectures and given master classes for conducting in Universities as Almería (Spain), Virginia Tech University (Virginia), University North Caroline Greensboro (North Caroline), University Jewel College ( Missouri), Kansas University (Arkansas) and in places as Murcia, Galicia, Jaén, Granada and Almería organized by such institutions as the Vicerrectorado de Extensión Universitaria of the University of Almería, the Federación Andaluza de Bandas de Música, the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Música of Almería as well as for the teaching staff at the Centro de Enseñanza al Profesorado. Juan José Navarro is frequently invited to adjudicate as a member of the board of examiners for composition, orchestra and wind orchestra, chamber music and best young musician as well as for the National Competition of Wind Orchestra in Murcia, the National Competition of Composition in San Pedro del Pinatar, Concorso Internazionale “Tomasso Traetta” (Italy), the Valencia Wind Bands Competition, the UK´s National Concert Band Festival, International Music Competition Florestano Rossamunda ( Italy) and the National Orchestra and Wind Orchestra Competition in South Korea. He got the second prize conducting the San Indalecio Wind Orchestra in the National Competition in Murcia and the first prize conducting the Unión Musical de Godelleta in the Special Section of the Wind Bands Competition of Valencia. He has been titular musical director for 8 years of the Sinfónica Municipal de Almería. He is co-founder along with José Miguel Rodilla of the Academia de Dirección de Orquesta y Banda, “Diesis“, which gives classes in Almería, Murcia, Sevilla and Valencia to more than eighty pupils from every part of Spain. Currently he is music director of the Sinfónica San Indalecio de Almería, teacher at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Música of Almería and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and Choir at the University of Almería.
Velislav Godzhunov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After graduating the Percussion programme at the National school of music and dance, with academic distinction, he continued his studies in Poland, in the class of the world-famous marimba player Katarzyna Myćka. He is one of the founders of the percussion ensemble Youth Percussion Pool, which won the award Ensemble of the year, by the Allegro Vivace program of the Bulgarian National Radio. As a solo performer Velislav has won more than 20 awards from national and international percussion competitions. He has also received several awards by organizations, such as the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Rotary club, etc. He performs actively in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. At present Velislav is the resident timpanist at the Pazardzhik symphony orchestra, as well as a doctoral student at the Academy of music, dance and fine arts “Asen Diamandiev”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.