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Schedule of Silhouettes Chamber Ensemble

Season 2018/2019

28 May–1 June 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 June–8 June 2019, Klappholttal, Sylt, Germany

On a Tour in Denmark and Germany

Between 26th of May and 1st of June the musicians from Chamber ensemble ”Silhouettes” and prof. Venceslav Nikolov (violoncello) will perform several concerts with various programs in Copenhagen. Some of the dates are:

  • 28th of May (Tuesday) at 19:00 in the Johannes Døbers Kirke;
  • 30th of May (Thursday) at 19:00 in the National Danish Radio (DR), Koncerthusets, Hall 4. Tickets online;
  • 31st of May at 17:00 outdoors on the stage of the Museum Munkeruphus.

After that, between 1st and 8th of June, the tour will continue on island Sylt in Northern Germany. The concerts on island Sylt will take place as part of the ”Academy am Meer” in Klappholttal, which the musicians of Chamber ensemble “Silhouettes” visit for the 6th year in a row.

Rumen Baljozov

21th of May (Tuesday), 19.30, Studio 1, BNR

Concert in memory of RUMEN BALYOZOV (1949–2019)

”The last time we saw each other at the hall of the Music academy, on the Christmas concert with my young colleagues of Chamber ensemble ”Silhouettes”. We played his famous ”Monkeys” piece, after the big applause the composer modestly bowed from his seat. He brought us a present, his last arrangements for our ensemble of pieces by Gershwin. We promised to play them for him when I get back from my trip. And, of course, I tried to reach him. He didn’t answer the phone...”

Venceslav Nikolov

On the 21th of May (Tuesday) at 19:30 in the First studio of the Bulgarian National Radio the famous Bulgarian cellist Venceslav Nikolov and chamber ensemble ”Silhouettes” will perform a concert dedicated to the memory of Rumen Balyozov, one of the most interesting and varied composers in Bulgaria. The program includes the Rumen Balyozov's works and arrangements.

Special invitations will be provided on the entrance of the Bulgarian National Radio, blvd. ”Dragan Cankov” 4

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Concert І – 26th of March (Tuesday), 19.00; Concert ІІ – 14th of May (Tuesday), 19.00

Chamber Ensemble ”Silhouettes”
Presents ”Masterpieces from the Russian Classics”

The ensemble will perform two concerts at Chamber Hall ”Bulgaria”, which present some of the most iconic pieces of the Russian classical chamber music.

The first concert was on 26th of March (Tuesday) at 19 h. The program began with the ”Histoire du soldat” suite by Igor Stravinsky written for clarinet, violin and piano, followed by four movements from the famous ballet ”Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev in arrangement for flute and piano. Guest performer was Alexander Djambazov (flute). The evening finished with Trio for violin, piano and violoncello by Tchaikovsky, composed in the memory of the amazing pianist Nikolai Rubenstein.

The second concert will be on 14th of May (Tuesday) at 19 h. It is dedicated to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev.

The program includes:

  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Trio for violin, violoncello and piano, op. 8, No. 1, c moll;
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Preludes from op. 34 for clarinet and piano;
  • Sergey Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34 for clarinet, two violins, viola, violoncello and piano;
  • Dmitri Shostakovich – Trio for violin, violoncello and piano, op. 67, No. 2, e moll.

Guest performers will be Mike Perroud (violin) and Christian Sugarev (viola).

Tickets are available at Chamber Hall ”Bulgaria.

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”Silhouettes” will attend two of the upcoming sessions of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA)

From April 24 to 30 2019 “Silhouettes” will be one of the 9 participating ensembles in the session in Oslo, Norway. They will have the opportunity to work with the professors Hatto Beyerle (viola, Alban Berg Quartet), Johannes Meissl (violin, ”Artis” Quartet), Ralf Gothoni (piano), Patrick Jüdt (viola), Torleif Thedeen (cello).

Between July 14 and 21 2019 the ensemble will participate in the session in Fiesole, Italy. The teaching professors will be Patrick Juedt (viola), Johannes Meissl (violin), Andrea Nannoni (cello), Dirk Mommertz (piano).

The Music of the Forest

A classical concert for the little ones between 0 and 5 years

Tweet of birds, rustling of water, buzzing of bees... These sounds welcome the youngest listeners and their parents in the hall of City Mark Art Center in Sofia. Chamber Ensemble ”Silhouettes” and Nadezhda Kondaklieva (narrator) reveal the secrets of the forest sounds, turning the enchanting forest song into magical music. The musicians will lead you through the whole daytime cycle - from the fresh forest morning, through the afternoon din, the sunset and the beauty of the night until the beginning of the new day, echoed by the wonderful pieces of Schubert, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and others.
”The Music of the Forest” is a classical concert, accompanied by charming stories in rhymes, forest sounds and pictures that complement the experience and immerse children and parents in a fabulous atmosphere.

Next dates of the show

  • 21 April 2019, 11.00
  • 22 June 2019, 11.00
  • Tickets are available at City Mark Art Center. Online tickets reservations at:

    The Colourful Book

    A classical concert for the little ones between 0 and 5 years

    In the program performed by Silhouettes Chamber Ensemble and Nadezhda Kondaklieva (narrator), you will hear small and beloved pieces from Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Korsakoff, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Pipkov, Vladigerov and others. The pieces are part of a colourful fairy-tale with favourite animals, songs and games! You are welcome with your little one to be part of this bright musical world.

    Next date of the show

  • 25 May 2019, 11.00
  • Tickets are available at City Mark Art Center. Online tickets reservations at:

    "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev

    A musical fairy tale for children between 4 and 10 years old and their parents

    ”Silhouettes” Chamber Ensemble and Nadezhda Kondaklieva (narrator) present the tale of little Peter who catches the bad wolf and brings him to the zoo. The bad and the good, the courage and friendship are basically the main discussions in the wonderful musical fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf", which is still intriguing for the youngest audience. ”Silhouettes” Chamber Ensemble picked the idea for a children's play to introduce this classical masterpiece
    to the young ones, to provoke an interest and respect to the art of music, reminding them that being good is not out-of-date!

    Next date of the show

  • 4 May 2019, 11.00
  • Tickets are available at City Mark Art Center. Online tickets reservations at:

    31st of March (Sunday) 2019, 17.00

    From Amadeus – Sincerely

    ”Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.
    Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

    W. A. Mozart

    For a second season, the series of concerts ”The music is telling a story” give joy to children of the youngest baby age by opening the pages of ”The colorful book”, diving them into the magical world of ”The music of the forest”. The older children are excited to listen to the performance of the original musical fairy-tale ”Peter and the wolf”. Chamber ensemble ”Silhouettes” and City Mark Art Center are continuing the series of educational concerts directing their next project to the parents and their school-age children, as well as anyone who wants to sink into the rich world of the classical music. The concert ”FROM AMADEUS – SINCERELY” is dedicated to the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his personal writing correspondence, with which the musicians wish to get the listeners closer to the composer’s real personality, to the joy and pure energy, that his music brings to the world.
    Stage idea: Rashko Mladenov.
    For children over 10 years and their parents

    Tickets are available at City Mark Art Center. Online tickets reservations at:

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    ”Silhouettes” will attend two sessions of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) to the edge in 2018

    From October 31 to November 06, 2018, ”Silhouettes” Chamber Ensemble will participate in the ECMA session in Paris, France. They will work there with prof. Hatto Beyerle (viola, ”Alban Berg” Quartet), prof. Johannes Meissl (violin, ”Artis” Quartet), prof. Itamar Golan (piano) and prof. Diana Ligeti (cello). The session in Paris includes a workshop for studio audio recordings of the participating ensembles.
    From 19 to 25 November 2018, ”Silhouettes” Chamber Ensemble will attend the next session in Bern, Switzerland, where they will improve their skills under the guidance of prof. H. Beyerle and prof. J. Meissl, prof. Corina Belcea (violin, ”Belcea” Quartet) and prof. Patrick Jüdt (viola).

    December 10 (Monday) 2018

    CHRISTMAS CONCERT of Chamber Ensemble ”Silhouettes” in Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio

    Several pieces, arranged especially for the ensemble will be performed for the first time on the Christmas concert of Chamber ensemble ”Silhouettes” on the 10th of December (Monday) at 19:30 in the First Studio of the Bulgarian National Radio. (”Dragan Tsankov” Blv.4). The young musicians Kalina Miteva, Gabriela Kaloyanova, Lilia Jekova and Kristian Kaloyanov will enchant the audience performing the Piano Quartet by Gustav Mahler and Intermezzo of Quartet op. 25 by Johannes Brahms, also with the bright and joyful music of Concerto Grosso Op. 6 by the Italian master of the Baroque Arcangelo Corelli, which is not coincidentally called Christmas concerto (arranged by Kristiyan Kaloyanova for the ensemble). At the concert we will also hear Adagio by Alessandro Marcello, the famous slow movement from his Oboe Concert in a version for clarinet and piano, and also the virtuoso Passacaglia by Handel-Halvorsen for violin and cello - two truly favorite pieces for a few generations of listeners...
    Beauty and warmth are the spirit of this program by which the musicians from Chamber Ensemble ”Silhouettes” hope to touch the audience in Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio as well as listeners all over Europe just before the brightest holiday - Christmas.

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    20th of December (Thursday) 2018

    A Charity Christmas Concert „Encore”

    "It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding."
    Gibran Khalil Gibran

    Prof. Venceslav Nikolov and Chamber ensemble "Silhouettes" are inviting you on the 20th of December (Thursday) at 19.00
    in the Grand Hall of the National Music Academy ”Prof. P. Vladigerov”, on blvd. ”Evlogi & Hristo Georgievi” 94.
    The program "Encore" includes pieces by Handel, Couperin, Ibert, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Vladigerov, Bartok and others.

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    The donations gathered during the concert will cover the costs an artificial limb for our colleague and friend
    Borko Simeonov, who lost his leg in a car accident. Money can be also transferred directly to the bank account of:

    Borislav Simeonov, Raiffeisen Bank, IBAN: BG63RZBB91551050491284, BIC: RZBBBGSF

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