On January 7, at 7 pm, Georgi Cherkin will present Beethoven in Bulgaria Hall.
250 years of Beethoven
In the program: L. Van Beethoven – Overture “Namensfeier”, L. Van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5, L. Van Beethoven – “Gratulations – Menuet” in E flat major for orchestra, LV Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Georgi Cherkin – piano, Konstantin Ilievski – conductor
Buy ticketGeorgi Cherkin was born in Sofia in a family with musical traditions. At the age of six he started playing the piano and a year later he was admitted to the National Music School in Sofia, where he studied with Antonina Boneva until graduation. In 1996 he was admitted to the Music Academy in Sofia, where he studied with Prof. Atanas Kurtev.
The following year he was admitted to the prestigious Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, where he specialized with Sergio Perticaroli.
Cherkin won first prizes at the international competitions “Pancho Vladigerov” 2003 in Shumen, Premio Sassari 1999 in Italy and “Young Musical Talents” 1994 in Sofia. He has given concerts in the following halls: Auditorio in Rome, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Convention Center in Okinawa, Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and others.
Georgi Cherkin (Photo: Cantus Firmus)
In recent years he has been awarded many prizes for contribution to the development and promotion of culture and art in the country such as “Crystal Lyre”, “Golden Age”, “Golden Muse”, “Golden Pen”, and others.
His repertoire includes the biggest piano and orchestra concerts, most of which he has performed with the Sofia Philharmonic, the BNR Symphony Orchestra, the Classic FM Radio Orchestra, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Odelmo Filsa , Ukraine and others. His active concert activity includes a number of recitals in Rome, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Bratislava and others.
In the 2007-2008 season, the pianist opened the prestigious Europalia International Art Festival in Brussels. At the beginning of 2009 he was elected by the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria to participate in the “Days of Bulgarian Culture in Russia”. At this forum the pianist performs as a soloist of the Sofia Philharmonic Piano Concerto ор3 by P. Vladigerov.
Buy a ticketKonstantin Ilievski comes from a family of famous musicians. He started studying piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Milena Kurteva in Sofia, at the age of 13 he continued his studies with Prof. Peter Cherman in Bratislava – Slovakia. He won several international piano competitions and participated in master classes with famous pianists such as Prof. Eugene Indzic, Prof. Peter Toperzer, Prof. Marian Lapshanski, Prof. Lee Kum Sin and others.
During his studies in Bratislava he worked with the orchestra and people of the Bratislava Conservatory and graduated with full honors (“summa cum laude”) orchestral and choral conducting with Prof. Zdenek Bilek and Prof. Dusan Bill. He continued his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Konstantin Ilievski (Photo: Sofia Philharmonic)
He studied composition with Prof. Detlev Müller-Siemens and orchestral conducting with Prof. Uroš Lajowitz. He has also participated in prestigious conducting master classes in Vienna with famous conductors and orchestras such as Bertrand de Billy with the Webern Symphony – Vienna, Prof. Ralph Weickert with the Pro Arte Orchestra – Vienna, Daniel Harding with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Konstantin Ilievski (Photo: Personal archive)
As a guest conductor he has worked with many foreign and Bulgarian orchestras such as: ORF-RSO Vienna, Chamber Symphony Orchestra of the Vienna Symphony, Slovak National Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio, Wroclaw Philharmonic, National Opera and Radio Television, Television and Orchestra The BNR Symphony Orchestra, the Classic FM Radio Orchestra, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Occentric Symphony Orchestra and the L. Symphony Orchestra Van Beethoven ”(Vienna – Austria),“ Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra – USA ”and others.