Fairy Pillow concert

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

11:00 and 17:00
Union of the Architects in Bulgaria
11 Krakra Str., Hall 2


All beautiful tales begin with the delicate music of the fairies. Boundless green forests lie down behind their magic words, thousands of wonderful palaces fly in the kind sounds and smiles of the night.
All happy years begin with a nice little adventure. We might have to reveal our good hearts and triumph over the forces of the darkness for one more time. Fairy Pillow Concert will take place on the twelfth day of January in the Castle of Architects.
Our fairies do not have magic wands and silver wings. Instead, they possess almost infinite arsenal of mustache and pince-nez, broken pencils and detuned hair-styles. In this extraordinary fellowship we can find the names of the brave gentlemen Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Engelbert Humperdinck, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Leos Janacek, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev and Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov.

All stories will be told by the violin of Tzvetelina Panaiotova, the cello of Francesca Formisano and the lovely piano of Miss Marina Simeonova. Not unexpectedly, our three musicians have very long biographies with many pages of brave deeds and royal honors.
They love to fly from the cold Bavarian forests to the sunny Arabia just before lunch. The little Sandman is very punctual and does not like any delays. And Cinderella is always plotting something with Tzar Berendyey and Scheherazade.

The very special featuring of the wandering musical muse Zuzi is about to be announced. The notes and the tempo of the musicians are in thousands of safe hands and a chimney, behind which we can find the “Great Silver Tag” – a promise of obedience in a bag.
Somehow we know, we are about to feel its weight. “Sweet burden, o my Lord!” – that was the famous gospel song from the nineties, wasn’t it?

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

​The performers
Tzvetina Panayotova, violin
Francesca Formisano, cello
Marina Simeonova, piano
Simona Kovacheva as the fairy storyteller


Tzvetina Panayotova, violin
Tzvetina Panayotova has graduated as a violin player from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”. She has won more than ten first awards and the title of a laureate at international and national competitions, as well as several scholarships to attend masterclasses led by eminent professors. She has a number of concert tours as a solo and chamber violin player in Bulgaria and around the world. In 2013, Tzvetina has completed a Master’s programme in Music Therapy.
Since 2010, Tzvetina has been engaged as a volunteer in social-rehabilitation activities at the Alexandrovska Multi-profile University Hospital. During the past 10 years, apart from giving violin concerts, Tzvetina acquires experience in working with children and adults as a teacher, music therapist, and organizer of team-building music events.


Francesca Formisano, celloо
Francesca Formisano has graduated as a cello player from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”". Currently she is a student at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” in Prof. Anatoli Krastev’s cello class. In 2010-2011, she completed a specialization at the Conservatorio di musica “ S. Cecilia” in Rome in prof. Maurizio Gambini’s class.
She has a great number of performances and awards including First prize for Austrian music with the chamber ensemble „Vivace”. Francesca has toured with the Sofia Youth Orchestra throughout Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, France, and Italy.


Marina Simeonova, piano
Marina Simeonova has graduated from the National School of Music in Alexander Vasilenko’s piano class. Although only 19 years old, Marina has won a number of awards. She has participated at the masterclasses of Prof. Michel Beroff, Prof. Natalia Trull, Prof. Chantal Stigliani. Marina was awarded the Second Audience Prize at the Final Gala Concert of Prof. John Perry’s Masterclass in Germany this August. She is the founder of the “Little summer concerts” Festival in Plovdiv.


​Concert programme

Fairy tales from the Sleeping beauty, Henzel and Gretel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scheherazade and Cindarella, composed by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Janáček, Mendelssohn, Humperdinck and Rimsky-Korsakov.

​Program, January 12th, 2014

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


On Sunday, January 12th, one hour before the 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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