Program: Georg Friedrich Haendel - Largo
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatina and Menuett
Robert Schumann - from "Stuecke im Volkston" op.102
Maria- Theresia von Paradis - Sicilienne
Frederik Chopin - Largo from Sonata op.65
Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow - Hymn to the Sun
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Nocturne and Valse Sentimentale
Sergei Rachmaninov - Andante from Sonata op.19
Sergei Prokofiev - Marsch
Gabriel Faure - Elegy
Camille Saint - Saens - The Swan
Maurice Ravel - Piece en forme de habanera
Manuel De Falla - Suite populaire espagnole
- El pano moruno
encore 1: Isaac Albeniz - Tango
encore 2: Enrique Granados - Andaluza
Ventseslav Nikolov is one of Bulgaria's most interesting and significant musicians - violloncellist and conductor, chamber music professor at the Music Akademy in Sofia. Student of M. Rostropovitch and Janos Starke. In his fourty years concert activity he had performed over 1500 concerts in Germany, Italy, USA, Switzerland, Greece, Kuba, Mexico and Eastern Europe - Bulgaria, Czechoslowakia, Poland, Hungary, late USSR, Romania. His repertoire includes more then 400 works from early classics to contemporary music. He has made over 200 studio records on plates and CDs. He participated in many international music festivals and made master courses for cello and chamber music in USA, Germany, Italy etc. He has worked with numerous contemporary composers and there are over 40 works written and dedicated to Ventseslav Nikolov. Ventseslav Nikolov is playing on a violoncello made by Matteo Goffriller (Venice) in 1726.
The Bulgarian violoncellist Ventseslav Nikolov is liked for his precise performances. He lives on the stage in his own musical world. (M. Rostropovitch, PRAVDA 1970)
I find Mr. Ventseslav Nikolov to be an excellent cellist and musician. His experiences as a performer and teacher place him in the front rank of his contemporaries. (Janos Starker)
Lyudmil Angelov is a winner of awards from international competitions "Fr. Chopin ”(Poland), Palm Beach
(USA), Piano Masters (Monte Carlo) and World Piano Masters Tour (France).
Popular on five continents, he has given recitals and chamber concerts, played as a soloist in renowned orchestras under the baton of world-renowned conductors. He has given concerts in the halls of the Berlin Philharmonic, Musicfair in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Playl and Gavo in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York ...
He has recorded for RCA, Gega new, Pentatone, Danacord, Non Profit Music, Toccata Classics, Hyperion, Vela Records and Virginia Records. His CD with works by Chopin was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Chopin by the National Chopin Institute in Warsaw.
Recognized as one of the great contemporary interpreters of Chopin, Lyudmil Angelov has repeatedly performed the Integral of the piano work of this composer and is a frequent guest at the most famous Chopin festivals.