Russian SM&RT Concert | 15 May 2012

Stefan Hadjiev, violoncello | Veneta Neynska, piano

Ticket holders are entitled to a free entry for the pre-concert. They are also invited to a glass of wine with the comliments of Modo. The pre-concert talk starts at 19:00 in the Central Military Club’s Concert Hall. The wine reception starts at 19:30.


Igor Stravinsky
Suite Italienne

I. Introduzione
II. Serenata
III. Aria: Allegro alla breve. Largo
IV. Tarantella
V. Minuetto
VI. Finale

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sonata for cello and piano

I. Lento – Allegro moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso

Stefan Hadjiev, violoncello (biography)

Stefan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1982. He started playing the cello at the age of six and soon after that he entered the L. Pipkov National School of Music in Sofia, where he studied with Daniela Cherpokova. At the age of 11, Stefan gave his first concert performances at the most renowned venues in Bulgaria.

In 1999-2001 Stefan was principal cellist of the Sofia Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was awarded a full scholarship to continue his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London in the class of Prof. Stefan Popov.

Stefan has participated in workshops and masterclasses of Sir Colin Davies, the Melos, Takacz and Belcea Quartets, Stefan Popov, Alexander Rudin, Lynn Harrell, Ralph Kirshbaum, Sergei Radulghin among others.
In 2006 Stefan was nominated for the Kristalna Lira Prize from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture for his recital series with the pianist Martin Stoyanov. In 2007 Stefan was guest principal cellist of the New Symphony Orchestra, Sofia.

He has appeared in broadcasts and recordings for the BBC, RAI, Bulgarian National Radio and Television. Stefan was also a member of the 2008 Southbank Sinfonia, during which he participated in the Royal Opera House production of Thomas Ad?s’ Powder Her Face. Stefan regularly performs with the Forte Quartet, The World Citizen Solosits’ Ensemble and the Vardanyan Quartet.

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