Hungarian Pillow Concert


Sunday, May 31th, 2015
11:00 and 17:00
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str.,



As the final concert for this season, the Hungarian one will focus on our audience’s most favourite thing – the dances. We are starting with a Jewish dance by the Hungarian Béla Kovács where the clarinet will demonstrate its unlimited ability to calm down to the quietest dynamics and to greatly excite like a full orchestra. As a soloist we will hear this instrument’s master, Yavor Dobrev, already familiar to our audience as a member of the Windy quintet. For the eager little feet we have prepared several Hungarian dances by the German Johannes Brahms, as well as the Romanian Folk Dances by another remarkable Hungarian – Bela Bartok.

Apart from Yavor, we will also hear the boys from the Street quartet who recently brought to us the Czech music during the Dvorak Pillow Concert. Ivo, Vesko, Hristo and Pepi are at perfect ease with their violins, viola and cello. After the concert, they will show their most passionate and curious admirers what a challenge it is to master a string instrument. Veneta Neynska will join the predominantly male company on the piano, at the programme’s key moments.



Family Ticket – 30 leva

At the concert:
Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva


Yavor Dobrev, clarinet
Veneta Neynska, piano
Street Quartet:
Ivo Danailov, violin
Veselin Dimitrov, violin
Hristo Arolski, viola
Petar Kushlev, cello



First breath: taken in Sofia
First music lessons: at the age of five (piano)
First love: trombone, followed by clarinet
First Alma Mater: The National Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov, followed by Le Conservatoire de musique de Genève.
First… clarinetist in the orchestra of the Sofia Opera and Ballet.



Together: From 2010.
The Name: The four musicians are often performing on the street which gave them the idea to call themselves Street quartet.
Repertoire: The Street quartet has participated in a number of different projects – from performing at various musical formats, through playing on the street, cocktail and wedding music, to serious classical concerts in Sofia and throughout Bulgaria.
Members of a musical community: All of them are part of the New Symphony Orchestra, where they initially met. Hristo and Ivo are members of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vesko works at the National Musical Theatre’s Orchestra and Pepi – at the Blagoevgrad Philharmony.


Musical programme

Hector Berlioz

Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No 1
Hungarian Dance No 2
Hungarian Dance No 5
Hungarian Dance No 17

Béla Kovács

“Homage to Manuel de Falla” for solo clarinet
“Sholem alekhem, rov Feidman!”

Béla Bartók

Romanian Folk Dances

Program, May 10th, 2015

10:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here

16:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
17:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here


On Sunday, May 31th, 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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