ppIANISSIMO 2017 -Festival of Contemporary Piano Music

This year marks 20 years ANNIVERSARY since the establishment of a phenomenal festival in the cultural life of Bulgaria – ppIANISSIMO. Behind this project are the names of many musicians having a love and passion of contemporary music for piano –

Iliya Gramatikov (Artistic Director and Co-President of the ppIANISSIMO Foundation)

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Prof. Borislava Taneva – ( Co-President of the ppIANISSIMO Foundation) 

Eliana Zaharieva

Eeverin Vasilev

Gergana Nestorova

Margarita Ilieva, PhD

Prof. Stella Dimitrova-Maystorova (Honorary President of the ppIANISSIMO Foundation)

http://www.ppianissimo.info/

https://www.facebook.com/ppIANISSIMO-FESTIVAL-180099548805029/?hc_ref=SEARCH

The concept of ppIANISSIMO International Festival of Contemporary Piano Music is unique on worldwide level, and for years it has been the only forum in Bulgaria entirely dedicated to the music of today. Mainly focused on the endless possibilities of the piano as a keyboard and percussion instrument, the festival is a workshop for contemporary art – a creative platform for recognised and debut musicians alike, studying the aesthetics and the most current trends in contemporary music.

ppIANISSIMO is a kind of generator for new performers and a stimulator for new music. Up till now, over 310 performers from as many as 30 countries have participated in the 19 editions of the festival, and works byover 400 composers, representing over 50 countries round the world, have been presented. A significant part of the performers and composers who made their debut at ppIANISSIMO have already become leading names of contemporary culture. Almost all of the performances in the festival’s concerts are Bulgarian or world premieres, and the best of them show the way for the art music of tomorrow.

As a significant international event, ppIANISSIMO generates great interest outside Bulgaria. We receive tons of scores all the time, as well as lots of participation requests from all over the world. Thanks to this unabating interest and continuous media support, the festival has spread beyond the walls of the concert hall and multiplied the followers of the contemporary music, thus expanding the sphere of its social influence. The reactions of the public, media and society concerning all editions of ppIANISSIMO have been markedly positive”

http://imedia.bnt.bg/predavanyia/denyat-zapochva-s-kultura/na-gosti-na-satirichen-teatar-aleko-konstantinov-23-03-2017?641155

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ppIANISSIMO 2017
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PIANO MUSIC
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
MARCH 24 – APRIL 9
SOFIA, BULGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO, CONCERT STUDIO
FREE ENTRY!!!

24th March (Friday), 19:00
ANNA CHRISTENSSON (SE, piano)
& ANNASTINA MALM (SE, mezzo-soprano)
Featuring ALEXANDER DZHAMBAZOV (BG, flute)
Music by: Sigurd von Koch, Moses Pergament, Katarina Leyman, Borislava Taneva, Andrea Tarrodi, Claude Debussy,
Rei Munakata, Gösta Nystroem

25th March (Saturday), 19:00
SOLO PIANO RECITAL BY GÁBOR CSALOG (HU)
Music by: Zoltán Kodály, Béla Bartók, Ádám Kondor

26th March (Sunday), 19:00
DEDICATED TO ppIANISSIMO
Featuring: INES SIMEONOVA (BG), ALEXANDRA DICHEVA (BG),
MILA MIHOVA (BG), ANGEL NIKOLOV (BG), SAVA VUTOV (BG)
Music by: Albena Petrovic-Vratchanska,
Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin,
Angel Nikolov, Dobrinka Tabakova,
Konstantin Ilievski, Penka Kuneva

31st March (Friday), 19:00
TONALITY RESISTS
MARIA MARTINOVA (BG/BE, piano) & CYRIL GARAC (FR, violin)
Music by: Pēteris Vasks, Lyubomir Denev, Arvo Pärt,
Gustavo Beytelmann, Maria Martinova, Miroslav Danev

1st April (Saturday), 19:00
SOLO PIANO RECITAL BY MAGDALENA LISAK (PL)
Music by: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Stefan Kisielewski, Paweł Mykietyn,
Jolanta Zdechlikiewicz-Reclik, Dariusz Przybylski, Ryszard Gabryś,
Artur Cieślak, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil

2nd April (Sunday), 19:00
ppIANISSIMO JAZZ: NOW
ANTONI DONCHEV (BG, piano)
ROSSEN ZAHARIEV – ROKO (BG, trumpet)
PAVEL TERZIYSKI – CLAVE (BG, voice)
The music: free improvisations and surprises

7th April (Friday), 19:00
PIANO RECITAL BY RALPH VAN RAAT (NL)
Featuring KAMELIA MILADINOVA (BG/NL, piano)
Music by: Theo Loevendie, Louis Andriessen,
Joep Franssens, Andries van Rossem, Gerard Beljon,
Heather Pinkham, Vanessa Lann

8th April (Saturday), 19:00
ABSOLUT TRIO
BETTINA BOLLER (CH, violin)
JUDITH GERSTER (CH, violoncello)
STEFKA PERIFANOVA (BG/CH, piano)
Music by: Chick Corea, Urs Peter Schneider,
Philippe Racine, Charles Ives

9th April (Sunday), 19:00
70 YEARS FROM THE BEGINNING…
CONCERT DEDICATED TO
STELLA DIMITROVA-MAYSTOROVA’S 70th ANNIVERSARY
Featuring: STELLA DIMITROVA-MAYSTOROVA (BG),
LILIA BOYADJIEVA (BG/FR), KAMELIA MILADINOVA (BG/NL),
NADEJDA TZANOVA (BG/NL), ALEXANDRA RADULOVA (BG/AT),
MARGARITA ILIEVA (BG), DARIYA YOVCHEVA (BG),
IVAN PAVLOV (BG/NL), RUMEN TRAYKOV (BG)
Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Rihm, Andrea Granitzio,
Bernhard Gander, Ana Krstajić, Kenneth Lim, Marco Molteni,
Roger Briggs, Olivier Messiaen, Lazar Nikolov

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ppIANISSIMO 2017: MASTER CLASSES
AT “PROF. PANCHO VLADIGEROV”
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, HALL 48
FREE ENTRY

24th March (Friday), 15:00
GÁBOR CSALOG (HUNGARY) – PIANO

1st April (Saturday), 11:00
MARIA MARTINOVA (BULGARIA/BELGIUM) – PIANO

10th April (Monday), 10:00
STEFKA PERIFANOVA (BULGARIA/SWITZERLAND) – PIANO

11th April (Tuesday), 13:00
STEFKA PERIFANOVA (BULGARIA/SWITZERLAND) – PIANO

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ppIANISSIMO 2017: PROGRAMME – PLOVDIV
“DOBRIN PETKOV” NATIONAL SCHOLL
OF MUSIC AND DANCE ARTS, CONCERT HALL
25 MARCH – 12 APRIL
FREE ENTRY

25th March (Saturday), 12:00
SOLO PIANO RECITAL BY ANNA CHRISTENSSON (SE)
Music by: Rei Munakata, Hilding Rosenberg,
Katarina Leyman, Hanning Mankell

2nd April (Sunday), 12:00
SOLO PIANO RECITAL BY MAGDALENA LISAK (PL)
Music by: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Stefan Kisielewski, Paweł Mykietyn,
Jolanta Zdechlikiewicz-Reclik, Dariusz Przybylski, Ryszard Gabryś,
Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil

7th April (Friday), 17:00
ABSOLUT TRIO
BETTINA BOLLER (CH, violin), JUDITH GERSTER (CH, cello),
STEFKA PERIFANOVA (BG/CH, piano)
Music by: Dmitri Shostakovich, Philippe Racine, Maurice Ravel

12th April (Wednesday), 12:00
MASTER CLASS BY STEFKA PERIFANOVA (BG/CH, piano)

 

 

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