Russian Pillow Concert


Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str.


The list of famous melodies by Russian composers is never ending but when we add the film music, children songs and popular melodies, it becomes impossible to cover everything in just a single concert. Besides the impossibility of this task, we have made a firm decision to dive into the richness of the Russian musical world after we have armed ourselves with our strongest asset. The happiest, loud and loved brass quintet in Bulgaria is still struggling with finding a name but with or without it, trumpeter Yan Dunev will lead his colleagues Costas Gkiavouris (trumpet), Mihail Mihailov (French horn), Yavor Kostov (trombone) and Georgi Iliev (tuba) through the music of Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky and even to Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena’s songs.

This time, during the Pillow Workshop we are making our version of the most popular Russian toy – the Matryoshka. Beautiful, colourful and fun – the children’s creativity will be included in every doll one hour before the concert.



Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva



Yan Dunev, Trumpet
Konstantinos Gkiavouris, Trumpet
Mihail Mihailov, French horn
Javor Kostov, Trombone
Georgi Iliev, Tuba


Musical programme

Russian Fantasy
On the Manchurian Hills
P. I. Tchaikovsky – Neapolitan Dance from the Swan Lake ballet
The Blue Wagon
Crocodile Gena’s Song
Moon Rhapsody
P. I. Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker ballet
Moscow Nights
Black Eyes
Your Majesty

Program, April 24th, 2016

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


On Sunday, April 24th, 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.