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Friday, May 15

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas, Ivan Penchev (violin) & Dimo Dimov (piano)

"Salon des Arts" in National Palace of Culture present:
June 3, Wednesday, 2009

for violin and piano

  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Opus 12 (1798) Dedicated to Antonio Salieri.
  • Violin Sonata No. 5 "Spring" in F major, Opus 24, (1801)
  • Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, "Kreutzer Sonata", Opus 47, (1803)

  • Ivan Penchev (violin) graduated from the Sofia school of music and the state music academy with Prof. Josiph Radionov. Since childhood he has been wining awards at national and international competitions including “Wieniavski”, “Kotzian”, “Sv. Obretenov” and others. He participated in master classes of Max Rostal, Vl. Spivakov, Svetlana Bezrodnaia, Bernhart Hartog. Since 1990 he has been placed in various positions including leader in many Bulgarian and international orchestras conducted by Cl. Abbado, Carl St. Claire, Rossen Milanov, N. Marriner, E. Tabakov and others. Currently he is a member of the Sofia Philharmonics; he is the first violin of “Quarto Quartet” winning several competitions for chamber music - “250 years Mozart” in 2006, “Competition for Austrian music” in 2008, “Competition Goleminov” in 2008 and others.He has been a soloist of several orchestras with concerts of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and others. Since 2006 he has been collaborating with Prof. Dimov their repertoire included sonatas of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bartok and others.

  • Dimo Dimov (piano) graduated from the Sofia music school and the state music academy with Professors Julia and Constantine Ganev. He continued his education as their assistant. During 1983 – 4 he completed his education with Prof. Lilly Krauss in the United States. In 1970 he received first prize at the national competition “Stvetoslav Obretenov” he also received first prize at the “International competition for pianists in Athens in 1979”. He has been praised by critiques and juries for his performances of Beethoven being compared with the performances of Sv.Richter. Dimo Dimov has been successfully performing as a soloist and in orchestras in Europe and in the United States. He conducted master classes in Greece from 1986 through to 1991. Currently Dimo Dimov is Prof. in piano at the state music academy Pancho Vladigerov.
The tickets are available in Ticket Center of The National Palace of Culture and

Friday, May 1

One, Тwo, Тhree..."Quarto"!!!

May 12, 2009
Quarto in Dobrich

The Quarto's concert in Dobrich (Bulgaria) on the closing day of the Chamber Music Festival (May 12).

  1. Mozart's Fantasia in d moll - prof.Dimo Dimov (piano);
  2. Beethoven's Sonata No.1 for violin and piano - Ivan Penchev (violin) and Dimo Dimov (piano);
  3. Schubert's Nocturne - Ivan Penchev (violin), Stoyan Bozhkov (cello) and Dimo Dimov (piano);
  4. Mahler's Piano Quartet - Quarto Quartet (Ivan Penchev, Tatyana Todorova, Stoyan Bozhkov and Darina Vassileva);
  5. Pipkov's Piano Quartet - Quarto Quartet (Ivan Penchev, Tatyana Todorova, Stoyan Bozhkov and Darina Vassileva).

Members of Quarto

Ivan Penchev - violin
Darina Vassileva - piano
Tatyana Todorova - viola
Dimitar Tenchev - cello
Svetlana Stancheva - violin
Silvet Salieva - double bass
Atanas Iliev - clarinet