Program for March 2023

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

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


Martin Garcia

         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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Doach Bezduz
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.


March 30, 2022/Thursday/  

18.30 hours      Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov


          Conductor:  Metodi Tsvetanov



 Soloists: Zdravka Vasileva – trumpet

Margarita Bozukova – trumpet


А. Vivaldi -Concerto for two trumpets in C major, RV 537

J. Neruda – Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major

W. A. Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major

J. Haydn – Symphony No. 84 in E-flat major


Metodi Tsvetanov

         Metodi Tsvetanov graduated from “L.Pipkov” NMU with honors and orchestra conducting at “P.Vladigerov” NMA in 2010. in the class of Prof. Plamen Djurov.   Participated in two master clas ses of maestro Martin Okeval. There are prizes from national and international piano and solfege competitions.          In the period 2012-2016 as an assistant conductor he performed 12 educational and 11 regular concerts with the Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra.

Zdravka Vasileva

Zdravka Vasileva is from the youngest generation of trumpeters. Born in 1999 in the town of Svilengrad, she began studying the trumpet at the age of 10 at the Svilengrad Primary School, and a year later she continued her professional trumpet training at the NUMSI music school, “Hristina Morfova” in Stara Zagoral. In 2022 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from AMTII “Prof. Asen Diamandiev”. From 2018 works as a soloist-trumpeter in the Symphony-Operetta Society “Mr. G. Atanasov” in Pazardzhik. During its years of development, it achieved significant results: Awards: 2009. III prize and prize for “Successful Debut” from an international competition – Stara Zagora 2011. 1st prize from the International “Pearls of Ohrid” competition, Ohrid – Republic of Macedonia. 2011 III prize from the VI International Competition for Young Trumpeters – Stara Zagora. 2012 1st prize and gold medal from the “Orpheus Gift” competition, Sofia 2012. received an award from the Ministry of Culture for excellence. Award from the mayor of Stara Zagora 2012. was invited to a meeting of the talented children of Bulgaria with the President of the Republic. 2012 1st prize from the “Peter Konyovits” International Competition, Belgrade – Serbia. 2013 1st prize from the 7th International Competition for Young Trumpeters – Stara Zagora. 2014 Nominated for student of the year of NUMSI, “Hristina Morfova” for high creative achievements. 2015 1st prize from the International “Pearls of Ohrid” competition, Ohrid – Republic of Macedonia. 2015 1st prize from the VIII International Competition for Young Trumpeters – Stara Zagora. 2015 1st prize from the III International Competition “Ohrid te sakam” – the city of Ohrid – the Republic of Macedonia. 2016 1st prize from the XXIII National Competition for the performance of the Bulgarian work “Varban Varbanov” – Burgas. 2016 Special award and “GRAND PRIX” award at IV International Competition “Ohrid, I love you” – Ohrid, Macedonia. 2016 1st prize from the “Peter Konyovits” International Competition, Belgrade – Serbia. 2017 “GRAND PRIX” award from the 5th National Competition “Road to Glory”, Karnolski Art Center – Sofia, Bulgaria. 2017 Nominated in the “Art” category of the Sixth Annual Awards of the “Encho Keryazov” Foundation. 2017 1st prize from the XII International Competition for the Performance of German and Austrian Music – Burgas, Bulgaria, April 21-23, 2017. 2020 I prize of the IV International Competition for chamber music and individual performers “Borovets” 2020. Participated in a master class of Prof. Wim Van Hasselt (Belgium/ Germany). 2019. Master class with Prof. Andrey Ikov – soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow. 2021 II prize from the National Radio Competition for young instrumentalists for the Cantus Firmus awards. On November 1, 2021 won a scholarship of the Round Table 3 Club Plovdiv – a personal new musical instrument was purchased. In 2022 participated in the master class of Fritz Damrol – former longtime first trumpeter of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and teacher in Zurich, financed by the Round Table 3 Plovdiv Club. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. is a soloist of the orchestra of the Opera in Starazagora. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 she was a soloist of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, 2014 a soloist of the Shumen Philharmonic Orchestra, 2018 a soloist of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra, 2014 and 2015 she participated in a project of the Plovdiv Opera, where she was a soloist in a joint concert with Ruslan Mynov / more than 20 concerts throughout the country, as well as in NDK Hall No. 1 – Sofia recorded by BNT/ 2014. She toured in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg as part of the Ruse Opera. In 2014 and 2015, she participated in performances of the Stara Zagora Opera / La Traviata and Othello / with the conductor Maestro Georgi Dimitrov. From 2014 to 2019, she was the leader of the women’s trumpet trio “Svilena”. Since 2019, leader of an academic trumpet quartet at AMTII – Plovdiv 2017. Recital at the “TEMPIETO” Music Festival in Rome – Italy with the Korean pianist Kwag Jongrey 2017 – Invited to participate in the 26th Lions European Music Competition `Thomas Kuti`-trumpet, Montreux – Switzerland, making her the first Bulgarian trumpet player to participate in this competition. From 2021 until 2022 teaches at the Personal Development Support Center – Municipal Children’s Complex, Velingrad.

Margarita Bozukova

Margarita Bozukova was born in 2002 in the city of Plovdiv. She studied trumpet at NUMTI “Dobrin Petkov” in the trumpet class of Pencho Penchev. She is currently a student at AMTII “Prof. Asen Diamandiev” and continues hers studies under Pencho Penchev. She took part in master classes of Wim Van Hasselt /Germany/, Miroslav Petkov /Bulgaria/, Andon Markov /Bulgaria/, Michael T. Hengst /USA/. Winner of the 3rd prize in the 8th International Trumpet Competition, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria – 2015, 3rd prize in the XXIII National Competition for the performance of a Bulgarian musical work “Vrban Varbanov”, Burgas, Bulgaria – 2016, 2nd prize XI International Competition “Peter Konjovich”, Belgrade, Serbia – 2016 , 1st prize in the 4th international competition for young musicians “Ohrid te sakam”, Ohrid, Macedonia – 2016, 2nd prize in the 5th national competition “Road to Glory”, Sofia, Bulgaria – 2017, 1st prize in the 2nd International Festival “Polyhymnia”, Skopje, Macedonia – 2017, 3rd prize in the International Competition for Young Musicians “Ohrid Pearls”, Ohrid, Macedonia – 2017, 3rd prize in the 5th international competition for young musicians “Ohrid te sakam”, Ohrid, Macedonia – 2017, 2nd prize in the 6th national competition “Road to Glory”, Sofia, Bulgaria – 2018, 1st prize in the 3rd International Festival “Polyhymnia”, Skopje, Macedonia – 2018, 2nd prize in The Golden Keys 2018, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the “Chamber Music” category, she won the 2nd prize in the International Chamber Music Competition in Plovdiv 2017. 1st prize in the 5th international competition for young musicians “Ohrid te sakam”, Ohrid, Macedonia – 2017, 1st prize in the 6th national competition “Road to Glory”, Sofia, Bulgaria – 2018, 1st prize in the 3rd International Festival “Polyhymnia”, Skopje, Macedonia – 2018 In February 2021, she debuted as a soloist with the Plovdiv State Opera. Participates in many concerts organized by AMTII “Prof. Asen Diamandiev”. Scholar at the National Fund “Culture” 2022. From 2022, she teaches at the House of Musical Magic “Divizi”. Since 2021, she has been working as an orchestrator in the “Mr. G. Atanasov” Symphony and Operetta Society, Pazardzhik.