Drum Pillow Concert in Russe


Sunday, March 20th, 2016
11:00 and 17:00
March Music Days Festival,
Regional Museum of History,
3, Alexander Battenberg Square, Russe



The Pillow Concerts will bring joy and happiness to little and grown up classical music admirers in Russe for the second consecutive year. The programme will be incredibly exciting and energetic as this time it includes the percussion instruments – marimba, timpani, drums, xylophone, and others. We will be mesmerised by their exceptional possibilities which will shine in the hands of percussionists Martina Miteva and brothers Kiril and Nikola Petrov. The music will make the little feet to alternate between movement and rest as the programme includes several diverse dances – horo, chardash – as well as works where we can enjoy beauty, melody and musical smiles.

The concert is organised after the kind invitation of the March Music Days Festival as part of the March Music Days Junior series – a partnership project between the Ruse Municipality and the America for Bulgaria Foundation. It is free for all families but a preliminary reservation is required. An hour before the music event, all guests are invited to participate in the Pillow Workshop where percussion instruments will be made and decorated in the most unusual and creative ways.



Nikola Petrov, Kiril Petrov and Martina Miteva – percussion instruments

Martina Miteva was born in Plovdiv. Her father is a professional musician and he was the one that inspire her for her first musical activities. She begun with piano at age of seven. At eleven years old she switched to percussion instruments, which she studied at the National School of Music and Dance “Dobrin Petkov” in Plovdiv in the class of Pencho Penchev. From 2010 Martina is a student at the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” in the class of Tatiana Karparova. In the years of her secondary and higher education Martina participated and won numerous competitions and festivals as a solo artist and also as a part of ensembles



Nikola Petrov graduated from the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” with a Master’s Degree in percussion instruments, choir and orchestral conducting. He was awarded more than twenty prizes for percussionists from national and international competitions and has performed as both a soloist and an orchestral player with every important orchestra in Bulgaria. Nikola has participated in tours throughout Europe and North America and is the founder of Petrov Art School in Sofia.

Kiril Petrov was a percussionist in a number of Bulgarian and other European orchestras. He has graduated from the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” with a Master’s Degree in percussion instruments. Kiril has participated in a number of prestigious festivals and seminars throughout Europe and even in the United Arab Emirates.


Musical programme

1. Ney Rosauro – “Prelude”
2. Dobri Paliev – “The devil’s dance”
3. Louis Bonfa – “Black orpheus”
4. Dinuki Vladigerov – “Horo Staccato”
5. Kristian Alexandrov – “Silence before the storm”
6. Dobri Paliev – “Pravo horo”
7. Vittorio Monti – “Csárdás”
8. Dobri Paliev – “Joke”

Program, March 20th, 2016

10:00 Pillow workshop
11:00 Pillow concert – Reserve your pillow here

16:00 Pillow workshop
17:00 Pillow concert – Reserve your pillow here


On Sunday, March 20th, one hour before each concert, there will be a Pillow Workshop where our little guests will be involved in arts and crafts. The admission for the Pillow workshop is free.