The pianist Nikolay Dimitrov shared a musical journey with the audience, taking through different images in his graduation concert entitled “Miroirs”. In front of a full house at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, the Netherlands, he presented a program of various composers conceptually selected by the performer.
The piano cycle “Miroirs” by Ravel, Sonata No. 3 op.28 in A minor by Prokofiev, three sonatas by Scarlatti – Sonatas K.107, K.380, K.519 and Piano Trio op.24 in A minor: I. Prelude and Aria and II. Toccata by Mechislav Weinberg with the participation of Tsveta Boneva /violin/ and Emma Zarzuela Castro /cello/ were performed on stage.
“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”, said Nikolay Dimitrov.
Members of the student association “Bulgarian Society Groningen” (Bulgarian Society Groningen), which is the first Bulgarian student organization in the Netherlands, came especially for the concert of the native of Ruse. Among them were three of the founders – Lazar Popov (president of the association), Konstantin Sonev and Sava Popov.