Nikolay Dimitrov shares with the audience a musical journey throughout different images in his graduation concert, titled „Miroirs“. The pianist will play on June 13 at 19:30 in AE Hall, Prince Claus Conservatory.
M. Ravel (1875-1937) – Miroirs I. Noctuelles II. Oiseaux tristes III. Une barque sur l’océan IV. Alborada del gracioso V. La vallée des cloches
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953) – Sonata no.3 op.28 in A minor
D. Scarlatti (1685-1757) – Sonatas K.107, K.380, K.519
M. Weinberg (1919-1996) – Piano Trio op.24 in A minor I. Praeludium and Aria II. Toccata with the participation of Tsveta Boneva and Emma Zarzuela Castro.
Dear all, welcome to my graduation concert! I am rather happy to see all of you here and share together a musical journey throughout different images. The core concept of this event is Miroirs, titled exactly as the first piece on the programme by Maurice Ravel, and the idea behind it is that any piece we are performing as musicians serves as a reflection of ourselves because in order to do that, a man has to look deeply and introspectively inside themselves, precisely as in a mirror. Then the images and reflections they see in it, appear on the surface and these images cannot be manipulated or hidden – the mirror shows all. And the more and more a man looks inside, the more details and layers they find.
The pieces I have selected are 4 different reflections of myself. Ravel’s Miroirs show my love towards fantasy, colours and dreams, Prokofiev’s third sonata symbolises my precision and inner fire, Scarlatti ‘s sonatas are an embodiment of a favourite thought of mine by Clare Boothe Luce – “… the height of sophistication is simplicity.” – and Weinberg’s piano trio reflects my appreciation towards innovativeness, eccentricity and bending borders to your whim but not breaking them – just creating your own ones while adapting but in the meanwhile simultaneously creating.
I want to thank specially to my family, teachers, friends and basically everyone for supporting me in my journey as well as to more specifically Tsveta and Emma for playing with me as well as to Paul and Nata for everything they have done for me! I wish you a pleasant listening experience!