Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tango concert by Trio Nedyalkova-Grozdev-Zheliazkov

On 7th May, Saturday, TanguerIN Tango Studio will host a concert entitled "A Sense of Tango" which will take place from 5.30 pm in the Sofia City Art Gallery on 1 Gurko St. Works of Astor Piazzolla, including Las Estaciones and Muerte del Angel, as well as selected argentine tangos will be performed by:

Mariela Nedyalkova (violin)
Nikolay Grozdev (cello)
Evgeny Zheliazkov (piano)

During the event all tango lovers will have the opportunity to dance to the live performance. Entrance costs 3 lv.

On this occasion, the Bulgarian audience will be able to hear Argentinian music performed by Bulgarian musicians living in Argentina. Violinist Mariela Nedyalkova and cellist Nikolay Grozdev have been living and working in Mendoza, Argentina, since 1992. University professors, performing musicians, winners of musical awards and participants in many chamber music festivals they research and promote the contemporary music of Argentina and Latin America. For their concert in Sofia they are joined by pianist Evgeny Zheliazkov who has a rich history of performances and concerts with many famous orchestras and musicians in Bulgaria, winner of the prestigious "Chrystal Lyre" award.

About the musicians:

MARIELA NEDYALKOVA was born in Russe, she is a graduate of the State Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov", where she studied violin with Prof. Dora Ivanova. She has taught at the High School of Arts in Russe and has performed with the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1992 she lives and works as university lecturer and orchestra musician in Mendoza, Argentina. As a soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mendoza and the Symphony Orchestra of San Juan she has performed concerts by Bach, Prokofiev and the Argentine premiere of Sinfonia Concertante for violin and harpe by L. Schpor. She has performed at many festivals with various chamber formations and is a winner of the Federal Chamber Music Competition "Camping Musical Bariloche" in Buenos Aires. She has been invited by Al. Lysy to participate in the annual festival organized by his foundation in Carilo, Argentina. She manages and promotes research projects on violin methodology and contemporary Latin American music for violin and piano.    

NIKOLAY GROZDEV was born in Russe. In 1989 he graduated with a Masters' degree from the State Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia having studied cello with prof. Zdravko Yordanov. He has been a performing musician with the Russe Philharmonic Orquestra. Since 1992 he lives in Argentina where he has been working at the Chamber Orchestra of St. Louis, the Symphony Orchestra of Univesridad Nacional de Cuyo and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mendoza with which he has performed also as a soloist. He has also been performing actively with various chamber formations. He is a winner of the Federal Chamber Music Competition in Buenos Aires organized by Camping Musical Bariloche and performs regularly at the annual chamber music festivals in the province of Mendoza. He has performed for the first time in Argentina a number of contemporary works by Krumb, Guerra-Peixe, G. Noble, Russovich and others. Since 2000 he is the leading professor of the cello department at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. He participates in various research projects focused on studying and promoting contemporary Argentine and Latin American music.

EVGENY ZHELYAZKOV has studied piano at the State Musical Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" with Prof. Lili Atanasova and Teodora Nestorova. In 1989 he has participated in the F. Buzoni International Competition in Italy. Since 1990 he has been teaching at the High School of Arts in Russe. He has been performing as a soloist with the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra and the Youth Festival Orchestra of the "March Musical Days" International Festival. He has performed with violinist Svetlin Russev and with many well-known artists such as Petko Radev, Georgi Spassov, Christian van der Borgt, Ventzislav Nikolov, Pristis Quartet, singers Pavel Gerdzhikov, Mariana Tzvetkova, Orlin Anastasov, Stefka Mineva, Violeta Shahanova etc. He has been a member of the jury at the Franz Schubert National Competition in 1997 and 1999 and from 2001 he is the chairman of the competition's organizing committee. He has recordings at the Bulgarian National Radio and Television and the Bucharest radio. He is the choir master of the Prof. Vassil Arnaudov Choir in Russe. In 2001 he has received the prestigious "Chrystal Lyre" award for high artistic achievements of the Union of Bulgarian Musician and Dancers. In the summer of 2004 he has worked as pianist at the Master Class given by Prof. Mincho Minchev in Arkutino.