26. July (Friday)
at 7 p.m.

FESTUM IUVENTUTIS –  FESTIVAL OF YOUTH

Georgi Vasilev

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin: 2 Polonaises op. 40

  • A-dur Allegro con brio
  • c-moll Allegro maestoso

3 Mazurki op. 50

  • G-dur Vivace
  • As-dur Allegretto
  • cis-moll Moderato

Nokturn As-dur, op. 32 nr 2 Lento

Barcarolle Fis-dur op. 60 Allegretto

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Leopold Godowsky: Studium 18a na lewą rękę według Etiudy op. 10 nr 9 F. Chopina

Karol Kurpiński: Polonaise nr. 1 G-dur z cyklu 3 Polonaises

Karol Mikuli: Mazurka h-moll, op. 11

Alexandre Tansman: III Sonatine

  • Pastorale. Animé
  • Hymne. Lento
  • Rondo (perpetuum mobile). Presto

Kazimierz Serocki: Suite of preludes

  1. Animato
  2. Affettuoso
  3. Agitato
  4. Teneramente
  5. Veloce 
  6. Capriccioso
  7. Furioso

 

Georgi Vasilev, fortepian

Georgi Vasilev

The Bulgarian pianist. Winner of the 3rd International Polish Music Competition in Rzeszow in the Pianist category, Vasilev also received a special prize for his performance of Milosz Magin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, funded by the composer’s daughter, Margot Magin. Georgi Vasilev was also a semifinalist and winner of the prize for the best performance of a work by I. J. Paderewski at the 12th I. J. Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, and he also won an honorary medal at the 67th Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona. He has performed many times in Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Spain and Germany on the stages of famous concert halls such as: National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Lodz Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, “Bulgaria” hall in Sofia, Petit Palau de La Musical Catalana in Barcelona, National Palace of Culture in Sofia.

He was born in 2000 in Bulgaria. He graduated from the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School in Sofia in the piano class of Darina Kantardeva. From 2017 to 2019, he honed his skills with Prof. Ludmil Angelov at the New Bulgarian University. In 2022, he graduated with honors from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz with a bachelor’s degree under Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. He is currently continuing his education at the master’s level in the piano class of Dr. Paweł Wakarecy. He participated in numerous piano courses conducted by such masters as Dmitry Bashkirov, Kevin Kenner, Ewa Poblocka, Janusz Olejniczak, Piotr Paleczny, Naum Grubert, Giuseppe Guarrera, Alexis Golovin. As part of the 19th edition of the International Piano Forum “Bieszczady without borders”, Vasilev was awarded the “Golden Parnassus” prize.

He was several times the recipient of scholarships from the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, the Communitas Foundation and the St. Cyril and Methodius Foundation (Lydia Kuteva scholarship, funded by Prof. Pavlina Dokovska), the Yordan Kamzhalov Foundation. He was also awarded the Scholarship of the Rector of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz four times.

Concert organized in cooperation with the Cziffra Festival
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