THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK QUINTET

Theater
Thursday, July 14, 2022
20:00

Theodosii Spassov (kaval, vocal) is one of the most popular and beloved Bulgarian musicians. He is famous not only in the country, but also worldwide. Whatever we say about him will be little and insufficient. He is a highly sought-after and appreciated artist who is famous for his daring and innovative ideas, combining styles and techniques Theodosii Spassov is a musician with a huge following all over the world. His original ideas bring together musicians from different genres. He was the first to play jazz on the kaval, and his blending of folk music with elements of jazz and classical are the basis of almost all of his original pieces.

Peyo Peev (bagpipe) takes his first professional steps with the Philip Kutev Ensemble. He is a soloist of the Bulgarian National Radio folk music orchestra. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Golden Bagpipe Award named after the great bagpiper Yanko Petrov (1996 and 1997). He took part in a world tour with “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” in Hong Kong (1997) and was one of the founders of the Akademika formation (1998). An active concert performer, he has participated in joint projects with the virtuosos Ivo Papazov, Petar Ralchev and Stoyan Yankulov.

Ivan Georgiev (bagpipe) graduated from the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv. He currently works on the faculty of the Academy and regularly performs with the National Orchestra. He has participated in tours with the “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” and has accompanied the famous quartet “Slavey”. He regularly participates in international bagpipe festivals. He currently works on the faculty of the Academy and regularly performs with the National Orchestra. He has participated in tours with the “The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” and has accompanied the famous quartet “Slavey”. He regularly participates in international bagpipe festivals.

Gennady Rashkov (drum) was born in the Bulgarian village of Suvorovo in Bessarabia. For four years he played in the Bulgarian ensemble of the Moldovan Philharmonic Orchestra in Taraclia. Since 2004 Gennady has been part of the Philip Kutev Ensemble, with whom he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Expo 2005, Japan, and has also made numerous appearances during the official visits of the Bulgarian President and Prime Minister abroad.

Hristian Tsviatkov (guitar) was born in 1987, Gabrovo in a musical family. Starting on classical guitar at the age of 9, Hristian switched to the Bulgarian traditional instrument tambura at 13. He later continued his musical education on tambura, graduating from the Panayot Pipkov Music School in Pleven (2001-2006). In 2006, he graduated with honors from the Music School in Pleven and was immediately accepted to study at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He likes to experiment and mix different musical techniques. In 2019, he won a competition in the Philip Kutev Folk Ensemble, where he plays today with talented fellow musicians. Over the years, he has performed with renowned artists such as Theodosius Spasov, Stoyan Yankulov, Peyo Peev, Juan Garcia-Herreros and many others. He has performed in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Antarctica.

Sofia Summer Fest is supported by Sofia Municipality, Ministry of Culture, National Culture Fund, Triaditsa District, Lenovo, Bulgarian Sports Totalizator, Pepsi, Dolce Gusto, Ozone.bg, Vivacom and Birotherapy.

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