Accordion Pillow Concert


Sunday, March 9th, 2014
11:00 and 17:00
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str., Hall 2



How many times have you visited an accordion concert? Surprising or not, it turns out that this instrument has a substancial amound of classical music written for it. Virtuoso, dance and melodic – we will hear a variety of pieces at the next Accordion Pillow Concert on March 9th, 2014 at 11:00 and 17:00.
Arriving especially for this concert is the great Polish accordion player Klaudiusz Baran. He has graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw as well as the “Paul Dukas” Conservatoire in Paris. Mr. Baran has won First prizes at the accordion competitions in Katowice (Poland), Castelfidardo (Italy) and Paris (France). He has performed in the most prestigious Polish music festivals and as a soloist in tens of orchestas around the world. Currently, the accordionist is teaching at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy where he is also Head of the Instrumental Department.

The programme consists of famous accordion pieces by Russian and Polish composers as well as the nostalgic “Cordoba” by Albeniz and the magical “Dance of the sugar plum fairy” from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet. The finale is particularly appropriate for our audience – the “Bulgarian suite” by Vlacheslav Semionov.
Besides his accordion, Klaudiusz Baran will also bring his bandoneon – a very similar instrument which is rarely seen in Bulgarian. Mr. Baran’s visit is made possible with the exceptional support by the Polish Institute in Sofia.

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Ticket prices are:
Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva

The Performer:

Klaudiusz Baran, accordion


Klaudiusz Baran was born in Przemyśl, Poland. In 1995, he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, class of Prof. Jerzy Jurek. As a scholarship holder of the French government he continued his studies at the Conservatoire “Paul Dukas” in Paris, class of Prof. Max Bonnay.
He is a prizewinner of such competitions as: The All-Poland Accordion Competition in Katowice (1993, 1st Prize), The International Accordion Competition in Castelfidardo, Italy (1997, 1st Prize), The International Accordion Competition in Paris (1997, 1st Prize)
He has performed as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and with symphony orchestras throughout Poland and also– in France, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Belarus, Luxemburg, Serbia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Great Britain, China, Norway, Switzerland, and Argentina.
In 2003 his CD was released by the Sony Classical record company with solo and chamber works by Astor Piazzola, the album won the award of the Phonographic Academy – “Fryderyk 2003” – in the category “Best Album – Chamber Music”. This is the top Polish music award, equivalent to the American Grammy.
He is invited as a lecturer to the international courses of music interpretation (Poland, France, Serbia). Since 2011 he is employed at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw as a Dean of the Department of Instrumental Studies.


Musical programme

V. Zolotarev – Children’s Suite No. 1
A. Repnikov – Capriccio
A. Beloshicki – Spanish triptih
P. Tchaikovsky – Sugar Plum Fairy Dance from “The Nutcracker”
I. Albéniz – Cordoba op. 232 nr.4
V. Chernikov – Jazz Waltz
A. Pushkarenko – Scythians of the XX century
S. Konyaev – Scherzo
V. Semyonov – Bulgarian Suite

​Program, 9 March 2014

10:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Reserve your ticket here

16:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
17:00 Pillow concert – Reserve your ticket here


On Sunday, March 9th, one hour before each concert, there will be a Pillow Workshop where our little guests will be involved in arts and crafts together with the Creative team Onche Bonche. The admission for the Pillow workshop is free.

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Забравеното удоволствие от акордеона
Детски дневник
Кога за последно сте слушали концертно изпълнение на акордеон на живо?
Ако отговорите са “никога” или “много отдавна”, сега е моментът да си доставите това удоволствие, при това заедно с децата.
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Задава се много шумен “Концерт на възглавници”
Детски дневник
През 1829 г. австриецът Сирил Демиан патентова изобретението си под името “акордеон”, в свободен превод – “хармония от звуци”.
Този ранен прототип на музикалния инструмент, който познаваме днес, се базира на наченките на хармониката, както и на азиатски антични инструменти на същия принцип. Акордеонът произвежда звук чрез трептенето на метални пластини, намиращи се във вътрешната му част, наречена мех. Има клавиши или бутони и от двете си страни, както и трети вид, наречени регистри.
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