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        N  e  w  s  l  e  t  t  e  r           Issue 21   September-October 2013
Featured Artists







 Veselin Ninov, Pianist


BV Artists International is pleased to introduce to its readers our newest artist, Veselin Ninov, pianist. We would like to congratulate him on all of his hard work and achievements during 2013! His addition to our roster is very exciting and we want to welcome him!


Veselin Ninov was born in Bulgaria, and from the age of four he started learning the piano. His first teacher was the well-known Bulgarian pedagogue Ms. Antoaneta Vodenicharova. Only a year later, he won prize at a national competition in Bulgaria in his home town of Pleven. Since then, Mr. Ninov has won over twenty competitions in various national and international venues. At the age of ten, he performed Mozart's K488 with the Pleven Philharmonic and has recorded with the Bulgarian National Radio and Television.


Mr. Ninov has performed chamber concerts and recitals in many European and North American music halls, including Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC. He has performed as a soloist with state philharmonics in Bulgaria, Russia, and the USA.



2013 Season's Musical Highlights    


The year 2013 has been very successful for pianist Veselin Ninov. Among his achievements are becoming a member of the notable American Pianists Association and being among the few pianists selected for the LIVE auditions/performances of the prestigious Young Concert Artists, Inc. He performed Bach's Toccata in E minor, Haydn's Sonata in C minor, and Liszt's Dante Sonata on the stage of Kaufmann Music Center's Merkin Hall in NYC. A month later, Mr. Ninov returned to Merkin Hall to take part in a chamber concert.   


At the end of May, he graduated with honors from the Long Island Conservatory of Music and received his Conservatory Diploma in Piano Performance as a student of the famous piano pedagogue Tamara Poddubnaya. He was awarded a full scholarship for that entire program after winning the Grand Prix of the LISMA International Competition in 2009 and the opportunity to perform with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.


In June and July, Mr. Ninov performed a series of solo and chamber recitals in Long Island, where he resides. At the end of July, he traveled to New England to take part in the 7th International Piano Festival Music 'Without Borders' in Bethel, ME, with artistic director Prof. Tamara Poddubnaya. He was featured as a Guest Artist and gave a solo recital in McLaughlin Auditorium in Gould Academy. In September, Mr. Ninov returned to Maine with violist Tonya Bibashka-Ninov for three more performances of Liszt's B minor Sonata and works for viola and piano by Telemann and Rachmaninov.


His students are already participating in national and international competitions in the New York area. As the Grand Prix winner in 2012, Mr. Ninov is looking forward to judging at the Darrell's Music Hall Competition in the spring of 2014.


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Kalin Ivanov, Cellist


Kalin Ivanov had a great summer combining business and pleasure in Europe. On September 3rd, he was a guest of the National School of Arts 'Panayot Pipkov' in Pleven, Bulgaria, where he gave a Cello Master Class to a talented group of students.


One of the highlights of Mr. Ivanov's visit to the school where one of his first cello teachers, Pepa Antonova, has taught for over 40 years was seeing the progress of some of the best Bulgarian young cellists. Many of them are already winners of national and international-level competitions.


On October 5-6, Kalin will open the season as a soloist with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He will perform a cello concerto dedicated to him by the well-known Bulgarian-American composer Roumi Petrova. Mr. Ivanov is looking forward to this wonderful event.

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Cristian Sandu, Conducts Beethoven
Cristian Sandu, Conductor

Maestro Sandu's 2013 fall calendar features two performances in Romania:


On October 13th, he will conduct 'Tosca' for the Oradea Philharmonica Orchestra and Chorus.


On October 18th, he leads a Symphonic Concert with works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff at Jassy Philharmonic Orchestra.     


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Veselin Ninov plays Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody no.12
Veselin Ninov plays Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody no.12

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Newsletter Editor: Mila Hover

Dear Friends and Colleagues! Kalin Ivanov, Art. Dir.
Warm autumn greetings to all of you around the world. I hope you have enjoyed a lovely and restful summer and are excited to welcome the new season.


With these changes comes a renewed sense of beginning and inspiration. In this edition of the newsletter, we are pleased to introduce you to the latest addition of talented and accomplished musicians to our roster.


We wish you delightful moments with this issue and an inspired fall!



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Dimitar Karaminkov, Conductor    
On September 27th, Maestro Dimitar Karaminkov led the Sliven Symphony Orchestra and soloist Tatiana Shivarova (soprano). In the program: performances of popular opera arias and orchestral pieces.

On October 5th and 6th Maestro Karaminkov is invited to a special opening of the season concerts with Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in Tucson, AZ, USA. Soloist will be Kalin Ivanov, cello.


On October 25th, Maestro Karaminkov will conduct a holiday concert in honor of the city of Sliven's official holiday.   

In November, he will participate in a series of six educational concerts, beginning Nov. 2nd. Later that month, on Nov. 8th, Mr. Karaminkov will open the festival Young Virtuosi 2013, with soloist Stanislav Harkov (violoncello). Before the year's end, Maestro Karaminkov will conduct a symphony concert (Nov. 22nd) and a Christmas concert (Dec. 20th).


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Tamara Poddubnaya, Pianist (center)
with colleagues at the International Competition,
"The Heirs of Orpheus," Bulgaria  


Tamara Poddubnaya's 2013 summer/fall calendar included several prestigious local and international competitions:

June 24-July 21  

7th International Piano festival "Music without Borders" - Bethel, ME


July 26-August 11 

Summit Music Festival - Purchase, NY


August 21-23  

10th LISMA International competition - New York, Chairperson of the Jury


September 3-13  

1st International competition "The Heirs of Orpheus" - Albena, Bulgaria



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Svilen Simeonov
Svilen Simeonov, Conductor


September 13th - Concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Sofia Sinfonietta. Soloist, Per Enflo-piano, and Svilen Simeonov, conductor.


Spetember 18th - Concert in Nis, Serbia, with the Philharmonic Orchestra Nis. Svilen Simeonov, conductor.


October 3rd - Concert in Brasov, Romania, with the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloist, Anton Niculescu-cello, and Svilen Simeonov, conductor. In the program: Schumann-Manfred, Myaskovsky cello concerto, and Brahms Symphony No. 1.


October 9th - Opera concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Sofia Sinfonietta: Celebration of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth. Svilen Simeonov, conductor.


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Brooklyn Baroque



In October, Brooklyn Baroque and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky will perform several concerts commemorating Bach's star pupil Johann Ludwig Krebs. On Friday, October 4, they will present "Krebs @ 300," a concert in celebration of Krebs's 300th birthday year, with guest artists Priscilla Herreid (oboe), Marguerite Krull (soprano), Jonathan Woody (bass-baritone), and others.

The concert will take place at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields and will feature solo keyboard music, chamber music, the cantata Jesu, Meine Freude, and the Concerto in B Minor for Harpsichord and Oboe.


Later in October, harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky will perform concerts featuring music by Krebs in Germany, including a solo recital in  Zwickau at the Robert-Schumann-Haus (October 11) and solo harpsichord pieces as part of a Krebs celebration on his baptismal day (October 12) at the Residenzschloss in Altenburg.  

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Barry Kolman, PR photo
Barry Kolman, Conductor


Two books written by Maestro Barry Ara�jo Kolman will be published in October. EL LENGUAJE DE LA M�SICA, AL DESCUBIERTO: Un M�todo Tan F�cil Que Cualquier Persona Es Capaz De Aprender A Leer Y Escribir M�sica, a Spanish translation of his popular text, The Language of Music, Revealed, will be released by the Spanish publisher, Editorial Seleer. The Edwin Mellen Press will publish Kolman's, The Origins and Early History of American Wind Music.

Book launches are planned for Fort Lee, Crozet, and Waynesboro, Virginia, as well as in New York City and Chicago. Origins has been awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for its distinguished contribution to scholarship.
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