Born: 1969 Vidin, Bulgaria.

Dual Nationality: Bulgarian/British.

 

 

Special Musical Interests:

Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Russian Music, Debussy, Ravel, Schubert, Chopin, Raff, Jadassohn

 

 

Previously living & working in Sofia as Assistant Professor of Piano & Lecturer at the

“Pancho Vladigueroff” National Academy of Music, Sofia.

Fluent in all Cyrillic/Slav languages, English, (passable French).

 

 

Address:  Residing in UK.  In the first instance please make contact using the 'Contact ...' page.

 

 

Tel.   023 9226 5910   (Int.'l +44 23 92 26 59 10)

 

 

1978 -1983 Children’s School of Music (+ General Education), Vidin.

1979

Participated in the first “International Competition of the Arts for Children”, Sofia.

1980

4th Prize – ‘Svetoslav Obretenov (Bulgarian Composer) National Competition’.

1981

1st Prize – Music School Open Competition (for Bulgarian Music).

1982

1st Solo Concert (Vidin).

 

Played with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Haydn Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in D Major).

1983

2nd Concert with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Mozart Concerto for Piano &  Orchestra -KV 414 in A Major).

 

Participated in Bulgarian Music Festival, Lovech, Bulgaria.

 

1st Place (maximum grade for both Theory and Playing) - Scholarship for entry to Music School, Ruse, Bulgaria (50 competitors for 8 places).

 

 

 

1983 – 1989   Veselin Stoyanov Music School (Piano, Theory, & General Education), Ruse.

1984

Laureate and Gold Medal in the 6th. Bulgarian National Musical Competition.

 

2nd Solo Concert (Ruse).

 

2nd Prize - Open Competition (Bulgarian Music).

 

3rd Concert with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Mozart Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in D Minor).

1985

1st Prize - Open Competition (Modern Music).

 

3rd Solo Concert (Ruse).

 

4th Concert with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 2 in BI Major).

 

2nd Prize for Composing - Competition for Young Composers, Music School, Ruse.

1986

1st Prize - Open Competition (Russian Music).

 

4th Solo Concert (Vidin).

 

5th Solo Concert (Ruse).

 

5th Concert with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Bach Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in F Minor).

1987

2nd Prize - National Competition for Chamber Music (with Violin - Grieg Sonata Opus No. 45 in C Minor).

 

1st Concert with Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in A Minor).

 

6th Concert with Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in A Minor).

 

1st Prize - Open Competition (French Music).

 

6th Solo Concert (Ruse).

 

7th Solo Concert (Ruse).

1987

8th Solo Concert (Vidin).

1988 - '89

Accompanist to ‘Boyan Chonos’ choir from NW Bulgaria; on tour throughout Bulgaria, and then to International Choir Festival in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

1989

3rd Place - Competition to gain entry to National Academy of Music, Sofia (120 competitors for 34 places).

 

 

 

1989 - 1994  Pantcho Vladigeuroff National Academy of Music, Sofia
(Theory of Music; Analysis; History; Harmonia; Polyphonia; Conducting; Composing; Bulgarian Folk Lore; Piano Playing)

1990

9th Solo Concert (Sofia).

1991

10th Solo Concert (Sofia).

1992

11th Solo Concert (Sofia - Programme of Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert).

 

12th Solo Concert (Sofia - Rachmaninov programme).

 

2nd Prize (by 1 point in 200 - Instrumental, Solo, Open Class) International Eisteddfod, Cleveland, UK. (Honours graded for both Chopin: Fantasie F-moll Op. 49, and Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse).

 

2 Charity Concerts, Middlesbrough, UK.

 

13th Solo Concert (National Palace of Culture, Sofia; programme of Rachmaninov and Skriabin).

1993

1st Prize - (Diploma and Title "Laureate of “Earth and Music”) in Open International Competition.

 

Summer Concert Tour, with Bulgarian Male Voice (“Karval”) Choir, of Hungary, Austria, Germany.

 

1st Prize – National Academy Open Competition.

 

Christmas Concert Tour to Istanbul, Turkey, with Bulgarian Male Voice (“Kaval”) Choir.

1993 - '94

Thesis
Year

Thesis Title: Nature of intonation and texture of the piano works of S V  Rachmaninov’.

1994

Nov.

Awarded Master’s Degree of Music (Theory).

 

Accepted for post graduate studies by Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, UK. (Funding problems prevented the taking up of this offer).

1994 - '96

Teaching position at the ‘Children’s Music School’, Sofia.

1995

Accepted for postgraduate studies by Royal Academy of Music, London. (Funding problems prevented the taking up of this offer).

1996

May

2 of my junior pupils awarded 2nd Prize in open piano competition.

 

22nd May

Performed concert premier of arrangements by Prof. Dr. L Dinolov,  prepared under my editorship, of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Raychev.

 

Autumn

Works published.

 

Autumn

Accepted as Assistant Professor of Piano & Lecturer at National Academy of Music, Sofia.

 

3rd Dec.

Concert performance of Mozart Sonata Concertante (Transcription of the Sonata for 2 pianos in D Major, KV 448, by Prof. Dr. L Dinolov) for 2 pianos (myself and my Prof.) & Orchestra at National Palace of Culture, Sofia. (also broadcast on Bulgarian National Radio)

1997

21st Mar.

Concert premier of arrangements for 4 hands of works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky; National Palace of Culture, Sofia.

 

1st April

Solo Recital; including works by Schubert and Scriabin; National Palace of Culture, Sofia. (Also broadcast on Bulgarian National Radio).

 

11th May

Featured in a Television programme broadcast by Bulgarian National TV.

 

Summer

Attended a series of Master Classes and Workshop given by Conductor Benjamin Zander, at The Sinfonia Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

 

10th Dec.

Solo recital ‘Schubert Night’ - National Palace of Culture, Sofia.

1998

Feb./Mar.

4-city solo concert tour of Bulgaria (Varna, Ruse, Plovdiv, Sofia).

 

Mar.

Concert performance of Prokofiev's "Peter & the Wolf" Chamber Hall ‘Bulgaria’, Sofia.

 

May

Musician’s Seminar, Plovdiv.

 

Sept.

Concert in Sofia at Hall 'Bulgaria' – premier performance of works by Debussy for 4 hands ‘Integrale’.  Followed by recording for National TV, seminars, CD, etc.

 

 

 

 

Sept./Dec.

Moved to take up residency in UK.

 

 

 

1999

Apr.

‘Closed’ recital performance of Rachmaninov cycles for the AGM of The Rachmaninoff Society (President: Vladimir Ashkenazy), Codshall, Nr. Wolverhampton.

 

Apr.

Solo Recital - Rachmaninov Op. 16 and Op. 3Bognor Regis Recital Hall.

 

May

Solo Recital - Rachmaninov Op. 16 and Op. 3Havant Arts Festival.

 

May

Soloist of the Portsmouth New Music Orchestra - under John Webber- Portsmouth.

 

May

Began employment as Piano Lecturer at Regis School of Music.

 

June

Solo Recital - Bach-Liszt ‘Prelude & Fugue in A minor’; Schubert-Liszt Six Song Transcriptions; Rachmaninov cycles – New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

 

June

Soloist of the Portsmouth New Music Orchestra - under John Webber- Portsmouth.

 

July

Solo Recital - Rachmaninov Op. 16 and Op. 3Chichester Festivities ‘Fringe ‘99’.

 

July

Chamber Music with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) - Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, De Falla - Bognor Regis Recital Hall.

 

21st Aug.

(Debussy’s B’date 22nd. Aug. 1862) Complete works of Debussy for 4 hands (‘Integrale’) with Emilia Mihaylova; Claude Debussy House and Museum, St. Germain en Laye, Paris.

 

Sept.

Began employment as Piano Lecturer at South Downs College, Havant.

 

Sept.

Piano duet with Venera Bojkova, as 'Va i Ve'; Prokofiev - Bognor Regis Recital Hall.

 

Sept

Piano duet with Venera Bojkova, as 'Va i Ve'; Prokofiev, Dvořák, Rachmaninov - New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

 

Oct.

Chamber Music with Devorina Gamalova (Violin) - Tartini, Mozart, Grieg, Chopin, De Falla, Goleminov - Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7.

 

Oct.

Piano duet with Venera Bojkova, as 'Va i Ve' - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov - Palace Green Lunchtime Concert, Durham.

 

Dec.

Soloist of the PNMO and Portsmouth Youth Orchestra - Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals - Portsmouth.

2000

Jan.

Lecture at Royal Naval Club, Portsmouth.

 

Jan.

Debussy "Integrale" for 4 hands with Emilia Mihaylova- Regis Recital Hall, Bognor Regis.

 

Jan.

Debussy "Integrale" for 4 hands with Emilia Mihaylova - Menuhin Room, Portsmouth.

 

June

Solo Recital 'The last opuses of Chopin' at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

 

July

Charity concert - Chopin, Prokofiev; The Recital Hall, Bognor Regis;  (with Maya Dimitrova).

 

Aug.

Master classes with Bernard Roberts at the HISS.

 

Aug.

Piano duet with Venera Bojkova, as 'Va i Ve'; Rachmaninov, Britten, Pancho Vladigueroff - Hereford.

 

Nov.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola) - Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Goleminov - Bulgarian Embassy, London.

 

Nov.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola) - Beethoven, Franck, Brahms, Goleminov - Warwick University Music Centre.

 

Nov.

Solo Piano Recital - Schubert,Prokofiev, Debussy, Scriabin, Pancho Vladigueroff - at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

2001

Feb.

Morning Solo Recital at Chichester Centre of Arts - Schubert.

 

Feb.

Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime Solo Recital   - Scriabin, Debussy, Vladigueroff.

 

Feb.

Evening Solo Recital for Gosport & Fareham Music Society (Celebrity Series) - Schubert, Scriabin, Debussy.

 

Feb.

Evening charity concert, Portsmouth Cathedral, with Amonn Al-Mahrouq (Saxophone) - Bach, Glazounov, Scriabin, Vladigueroff, Gotoski, Amy, Wirth, Saint-Saëns.

 

Feb.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola) at The Recital Hall, Bognor Regis - Tartini, Elgar, Sarasate, Vieuxtemps, Goleminov, Grieg.

 

Mar.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola) at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth - Bach, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Elgar.

 

Sept.

"SAXO-FUN Day" with Amonn Al-Mahrouq (Saxophone) - informal day of Workshop/ Master Class/Fun. Followed by a Recital in the main Hall Bach, Bozza, Marchello, Albinoni, Lionel Richie and others.

 

Sept.

Accompanist to Amonn Al-Mahrouq (Saxophone) music by Quate, Glazounov, Gotkovsky, Telemann, Dubois. The Recital Hall, Bognor Regis.

 

Nov.

Chamber Music with Devorina Gamalova (Violin) - Bach, Paganini, Schubert & Prokofiev. Westridge Drawing Room,  Highclere, (Nr Newbury).

 

Dec.

Hall No. 9, National Palace of Culture, Sofia - with Venera Bojkova as The Piano Duet 'VaiVe' - Benjamin Britten - Introduction and rondo alla burlesca, Op. 23 No. 1; Mazurka elegiaca, Op. 23 No. 2; Liszt - Variations on a Theme of Paganini  - Transcription by Prof. Dr. L. Dinolov;  Rachmaninoff - Suite for 2 pianos Op.17.

 

Dec./Jan.

CD "Music for Two Pianos" released.

2002

Apr.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (violin/viola), Chichester Cathedral – Sonatas by Tartini, Mozart, Glinka, Paganini.

 

May

Recital with Amonn Al-Mahrouq (Saxophone), Farnham Maltings, SurreyTelemann, Bozza, Quate, Matitia.

 

Sept.

Solo Recital, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth - Raff - Grande Sonata Op.14; Trois Morceaux Op.2: Pancho Vladigueroff - 3 Pieces Op.15; Song Op.21 No. 2.

 

Nov.

Solo recital, St. Mary's Church, Sidlesham , W. Sussex. - Schubert - Waltzes, arr. by Prokofiev for piano: Vladigueroff -  Song Op. 21 No. 2; Three Pieces for Piano Op. 15: Raff Grande Sonate op. 14; Trois Morceaux Op. 2.

 

Dec.

Release of Solo CD - previously unrecorded piano works of Joachim Raff.

 

Dec.

Solo Recital, Regis Recital Hall, Bognor - Raff - Fantasie Sonata Op. 168 ; Trois Morceaux Op. 2; and Grande Sonate Op. 14.

2003

Feb.

Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital - Raff - Fantasie Sonata Op. 168; Pantcho Vladigueroff - 3 Pieces Op.15; Raff - Trois Morceaux Op. 2.

 

June

Accompanist to Serena Moore Dip.LCM(Flute); New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

 

July

Chichester Festivities - Solo Recital, St. John's Chapel - Schubert - Sonata in A minor, D537 (1817); Scriabin - Three Pieces, Op. 2; Raff - Trois Morceaux, Op. 2;  Rachmaninov - Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 Nos. 3 & 4.

 

Oct.

Chamber Music with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) - Tartini, Gould, Stravinsky, Paganini. Westridge Drawing Room,  Highclere, (Nr Newbury).

 

Oct.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at The Recital Hall, Bognor Regis - Tartini, Gould, Stravinsky, Hummel, Paganini.

2004

Feb.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at Chichester Cathedral - Tartini, Mozart, Franck.

 

May

Accompanist to Jason Weir Dip.ATCL (Violin); Portsmouth Music Club, Rotunda, Old Portsmouth.

 

June

Concert tour of NE England (North Shields, Durham, Newcastle, South Shields) - Raff, Scriabin, Vladigueroff, Rachmaninov.

 

June

MasterClass given in Gateshead - theme Brahms Intermezzos.

 

Sept.

Winchester Cathedral Solo Recital - Raff, Scriabin, Vladigueroff.

 

Sept.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London - Solo Recital "Pianists of the World" series - Raff, Scriabin, Vladigueroff.

2005

April

2nd Recital for The Rachmaninoff Society's A.G.M (President: Vladimir Ashkenazy), and in the presence of 2 of Rachmaninov's Great Grandchildren - pieces by Rachmaninov (Moments Musicaux No. 3 in B minor, Op.16.;  Moments Musicaux No. 4 in E minor, Op.16.): Skriabin (3 Pieces for Piano Op.2 [Etude; Prelude; Impromptu alla Mazurka]): Vladigueroff (Prelude from '3 Pieces for Piano', Op.15. Pessen [Song] from 'Bulgarian Suite', Op.21 No.2.; Rhapsodie 'Vardar' Op.16.). .

 

May

Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital; pieces by Vladigueroff (Pessen [Song] from 'Bulgarian Suite', Op.21 No.2.; Rhapsodie 'Vardar' Op.16.);  Skriabin (3 Pieces for Piano Op.2. - Etude, Prelude, Impromptu alla Mazurka);  Joachim Raff (La Fileuse op. 157 No. 2; Elegie op. 2 No 1); Rachmaninov (Moments Musicaux No. 3 in B minor, Op.16.: Moments Musicaux No. 4 in E minor, Op.16.).

 

June

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at St. Anne & St. Agnes Lutheran Church, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7BX. Pieces by Kreisler, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Wieniawski, Vladigueroff, Massenet, Sarasate.

 

June

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7.  Pieces by Kreisler, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Wieniawski, Vladigueroff, Massenet, Sarasate.

 

Oct.

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at Cottingham Musical Festival Concert Series, The Methodist Church, Cottingham, Hull - pieces by Tartini (Sonata Didona Abbabandonata in G minor for Violin and Piano); Beethoven (Sonata in A Op.47 - the "Kreutzer" Sonata): Kreisler (Prelude and Allegro); Vladigueroff (Song/"Pessen"): Paganini (Sonata): Massenet (Meditation): Bruch ( Romance for Viola and Piano): Sarasate (Gypsy Melodies).

 

Dec.

Concert at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth - 2nd piano in a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" (Work for 2 pianos, percussion, and choir.)

2006

Jan

Concert with Devorina Gamalova (Violin/Viola) at Chichester Cathedral - Sarasate, Chopin, Beethoven.

 

Aug

Times Educational Supplement reports that South Downs College has best Music Dept. results out of all similar colleges.

 

Nov.

Live Concert recording at South Downs College (Raff, Vladigueroff, Rachmaninov)

2007

May

Full evening recital at St. Mary's Church, Sidlesham. Programme of Rachmaninov (Morceaux de Fantasie, op. 3; Moments Musicaux, op. 16 No 3 & 4); Frederic Chopin (Nocturne, op. 55 No 1; Polonaise, op. 71 No 1); Zygmunt Noskowski (Impressions, op. 29); Alexander Scriabin (Etude, op. 2 No 1; Two Preludes, op.27; Two Poems, op. 32); Pantcho Vladigueroff (Song, op. 21 No 2; Prelude, op. 15 No 1).

 

Sept.

Under permanent contract to South Downs College, Waterlooville, as Music/Piano Lecturer.

 

Oct.

Recordings for Cameo-Classics documentary film about Jewish-German Composers of 19th C. (Mendelssohn, Jadassohn, Hiller.)

 

Oct.

Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital; pieces by Chopin (Polonaise, Opus 71 No. 1 in D minor); Zygmunt Noskowski (Impressions, op. 29); Felix Mendelssohn (Sanft mit Empfindung, from '7 Characteristic Pieces', Op 7 No 1); Salomon Jadassohn (Bal Masqué, 'Sept Airs de ballet', Op 26); Pancho Vladigueroff (Pessen (Song), from 'Bulgarian Suite', Op 21 No 2; Ratchenitza, from "Choumene miniatures pour piano", Op 29).

2008

Mar.

Full Evening recital at Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire.  Programme: Rachmaninov, Chopin Noskowski, Skriabin, Vladigueroff.

 

May

Warsaw, Poland: Performing and recording of piano works by Polish Romantic era composer Zygmunt Noskowski - for leading Polish Record Label 'Acte Preable'.

 

July

Full Evening recital at Tintinhull Court, Tintinhull, Nr Yeovil, Somerset. Programme: Noskowski, Skriabin, Vladigueroff, Rachmaninov.

 

Dec.

Soloist with The Karelia State Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Hall, Petrazavodsk, Russia (Musical Director Marius Stravinsky). Salomon Jadassohn - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1, op. 89 in C Minor; believed to be the première public performance since the composer's death. Conductor: Denis Vlasenko.

2009

Jan

Recital by 'Va i Ve' - sponsored by The Steinway Piano Company; St Chad’s College, 18, North Bailey, Durham; Music for Four Hands; Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy

 

June

Lunchtime Recital accompanying Jason Weir, Violin, as part of Portsmouth Festivities; St. Thomas' Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth; Handel, Mozart, Prokofiev, Debussy.

 

June

Accompanist for Evening Concert by Amanda Jane Fox; Portsmouth District Composers' Alliance (PDCA) - 20th Anniversary Concert; All Saints Parish Church, Steep, Nr. Petersfield.

 

Sept.

Recital by Piano Duo 'Va i Ve'; International Rachmaninoff Society - Annual General Meeting; Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Vladigueroff.

 

Oct.

Memorial Concert dedicated to the late Professor - Dr. Prof. Lubomir Dinolov; "Pantcho Vladigueroff" National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2010

Mar.

Full Evening recital at Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire.  Programme: Hiller, Mendelssohn, Vladigueroff, Brüll.

 

Mar.

Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital; pieces by Hiller, Mendelssohn, Vladigueroff, Brüll.

 

Jun.

Full evening  Recital by Piano Duo 'Va i Ve'; works by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Vladigueroff, Rachmaninov, Duncan Brown.

 

Jul.

Recording sessions for release on CD by Cameo Classics label: Ignaz Brüll: Piano Sonata No.3, Salomon Jadassohn:  Bal Masque op. 26, Ferdinand Hiller:  Modern suite op. 144  &  Impromptu-Etude op. 30 No 2.

 

Nov.

Guest soloist with Orion Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Toby Purser) at London's Cadogan Hall; Dorothy Howell - Piano Concerto in D minor.

 

Dec.

Lunchtime recital by 'Va i Ve' at King's Hall, Newcastle University.  Pieces by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Vladigueroff, Britten.

2011 Mar. Full evening recital at St. Mary's Church, Sidlesham. Programme of Ferdinand Hiller (Impromptu-Etude, op. 30 No 2); Felix Меndelssohn (Song without words, op. 62 No 6; Song without words, op. 30 No 6; Song without words, op. 30 No 3); Pantcho Vladigeuroff (Three Pieces for Piano, op. 15:- Prelude, Autumn Elegy, Humoresque); Ignaz Brüll (Sonata for Pianoforte, op. 73 - Moderato. Sostenuto; Scherzo. Allegro; Andante; Allegro moderato. Sostenuto. Animato.)
  Dec. Guest Soloist with the Petersfield Orchestra (Conductor: Robin Browning) for a performance of Edvard Grieg's 'Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16’.
2012 Mar. Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital; Programme included: ‘Fantasiestücke Op. 46 Nos. 2 & 3’ – L. Róźycki (Polish composer 1883-1953); ‘Nocturne’ – V. Stoyanov (Bulgarian composer 1902-1969); ‘Horavodno’ – V. Stoyanov; ‘Arabesque (No. 1)’ – C. Debussy (1862-1918); ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ – C. Debussy.
La cathédrale engloutie’ – C. Debussy; ‘Minstrels’ – C. Debussy; ‘Balladyna Op. 25’ – L. Róźycki.
  May Warsaw, Poland: Performing and recording of piano works by Polish Romantic era composer Ludomir Róźycki - for leading Polish Record Label 'Acte Preable'.
  Oct. Full evening recital at Festival Hall, Petersfield. Pieces featured: 'En Automne Opus 29 No 1' - Zygmunt Noskowski (1846-1909), Fantaisie in F minor  Op 49 - Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Selected Preludes from Volume 1,  + (Arabesque No. 1; "La fille aux cheveux de lin"'; "La cathédrale engloutie") & L’Isle Joyeuse - Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Autumn Elegy Opus 15 No 2 & Humoresque Opus 15 No 2 - Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978), Morceaux de fantaisie Op.3 - "Elégie"; "Polichinelle" - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Nocturne - Veselin Stoyanov (1902-1969), Balladyna Opus 25 - Ludomir Róźycki (1883-1953).

 

Sept.

Release of CD on Cameo Classics label - Piano Concerto in D minor by Dorothy Howell.

  Dec. Release of CD on Polish Record Label 'Acte Preable' of piano works by Ludomir Róźycki (1883-1953).
2013 Feb. Participated with the Solent Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky's 'Firebird Suite' at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral.
  May Full Solo Recital at Regis Recital Hall, Bognor Regis - featuring works by Chopin, Z. Noskowski, J. Wieniawski, V. Stoyanov, Rachmaninov, and L. Rozycki.
  Sept. Guest soloist with the Havant Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Colin Jagger, for a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor - at Hayling Island.
  Nov. Full Solo Recital for the Portsmouth Music Club at the John Knott Rotunda at Portsmouth Grammar School - featuring works by Joachim Raff, Józef Wieniawski, Pantcho Vladigerov/Vladigeuroff, Zygmunt Noskowski, and Sergei Rachmaninov.
  Dec. Participated in a performance of Carl Orff's Carimina Burana for Christmas Concert given by students of the Music Department of South Downs College.
2014 May Chichester Cathedral - Lunchtime solo recital; recital was devoted to Franz Liszt and his close associates Joachim Raff and Jozef Wieniawski :- Joachim Raff (1822 – 1882) - Trois Morceaux op. 2:Elégie; Romanze; Vals. Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886) - Romance, 1848. Józef Wieniawski (1837 – 1912) - Tarantelle, op. 4;  Nocturne, op. 37;  Fantasie et Fugue, op. 25.
  June Took part in Evening concert in memory of Lynne Cockerill, (viola player and founder member of the orchestra)in aid of St. Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester. with the Chamber Orchestra of the Solent Symphony Orchestra at The Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth. Programme included:- * Double Violin Concerto - Bach; Dumbarton Oaks - Stravinsky; * Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - Bach; Symphony No. 39 - Mozart. (For the pieces marked with an * I joined the Chamber Orchestra playing a Harpsichord)
  Oct.

Full Concert Recital, with Interval, and refreshments at South Downs College.
A tribute to my late Mother - Some of her favourite pieces. Composers: Rachmaninov, Chopin, Scriabin, Vladigeuroff.

2015
Feb.

Regis Recital Hall, 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1ER. Sunday Afternoon Solo Recital: All Russian' Programme: Tchaikovsky - The Seasons (selection).; Scriabin - Preludes + Poems.; Rachmaninov - Morceaux de Fantaisie Opus 3.

  March

Winchester Russian Circle, Music School of Winchester College, Culver Road, Winchester, SO23 9JFFull Evening Solo Recital, with Interval.'All Russian' Programme: Tchaikovsky - The Seasons Op. 32a (September to March).; Scriabin - Preludes Opus 27 + Poems Opus 32.; Rachmaninov - Morceaux de Fantaisie Opus 3 (all 5 pieces).

  April

St. Mary's Church, Buriton (Nr. Petersfield) Hants., GU31 5RP Brahms and Clara - A Musical Romance. A concert of music by Johannes Brahms and his closest female friend Clara Schumann, widow of the composer Robert Schumann. To include music for piano and cello, some of their songs, and a complete performance of a 'Trio' by Brahms for piano, violin, and cello. Interspersed with short readings from the Letters exchanged between the pair over many years :- with performers Margaret Humphrey Clark - mezzo-soprano. Ishani Bhoola - violin. Mikhail Lezdkan - cello. myself - Valentina Seferinova - piano. Piers Burton-Page - reader.

  July

Full Evening Concert. 7:30pm - Regis Recital Hall, 46 Sudley Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1ER. Brahms and Clara - A Musical Romance. In words and Music. A concert of music by Johannes Brahms and his closest female friend Clara Schumann, widow of the composer Robert Schumann. To include music for piano and cello, voice, cello & piano, songs for mezzo-soprano & piano, solo piano, and a complete performance of 'Trio No.1' for piano, violin, and cello by Brahms. Interspersed with short readings from the Letters exchanged between the pair over many years :- with performers Margaret Humphrey Clark - mezzo-soprano. Mikhail Lezdkan - cello. Sara Deborah Strunz - violin. myself - Valentina Seferinova - piano. Martin Muncaster - reader

  July Royal Marines Museum Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 9PX Chamber Orchestra of the Solent Symphony Orchestra Programme
Trevelyan Suite
Malcolm Arnold (wind players only)
Appalachian Spring
Copland (Original version for 13 players)
'cello Concerto No 2 in D major
Haydn
Symphony No 1
Beethoven
Conductor : Steve Tanner : Leader : Kirstie Robertson
  Sept. Started at Churcher's College, Petersfield: Visiting Academic Staff'.
  Nov. Full Evening's solo recital concert for Portsmouth Music Club at the Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar SchoolHigh Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN. Presented as :- "An Evening with Valentina Seferinova - in the round; up-close and personal" Programme:- Schubert-Prokofiev: Valses (chosen and presented in the form of a suite by S. Prokofiev) ; Brahms: Rhapsodies op. 79 ; Shostakovich: 3 Fantastic Dances op. 5 ; Tchaikovsky - from The Seasons Op. 37 : October, November December. ; Scriabin: 7 Preludes op. 17. ; Scriabin: 2 Poems op. 32
2016 Jan. Chichester Cathedral: Lunch Time Concert with 'Cellist Mikhail Lezdkan; Programme : Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Piano and Cello F major, opus 99: Dmitri Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Opus 40 : Dmitri Shostakovich - Romance.
  Feb. Full Evening Cello and Piano Concert, with Interval with 'Cellist partner Mikhail Lezdkhan; at Winchester College Music Recital Hall. Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovitch,
  Apr. In Warsaw recording studio with my 'Va i Ve' piano duet partner Venera Bojkova; recording 2 piano and 4 hand pieces by Polish composer Henryk Pachulski.
  Sept. Afternnon Recital, with 'Cellist, Violin, Baritone, and reader. With a Tchaikovsky programme.
  Sept. Lunchtime Recital with 'Cellist partner Mikhail Lezdkan at South Downs College.
  Oct. Release Henryk Pachulski CD - my 11th CD and 4th for Acte Prealabele.
  Nov. Full Evening's Recital for Bristol Music Club, Clifton, Bristol. Programme of Debussy, Wieniawski, Satie, Róźycki
  Nov. Full Evening's Recital for Portsmouth Music Club. Programme of Debussy, Wieniawski, Satie, Róźycki.