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Schedule of Silhouettes Chamber Ensemble

Season 2018/2019

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.

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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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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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

  • December 2018:
  • 1 December, 11.00
  • 29 December, 11.00 (an extra holiday special performance)
  • January 2019:
  • 19 January, 11.00
  • February 2019:
  • 23 February, 11.00
  • March 2019:
  • 30 March, 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 dates of the show

  • 2 February 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 dates of the show

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

    ”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).