31st March (Sunday), 19:00, BNR, Concert Studio – KLAVIERKOSMOS


Piano Concert of


Borislava Taneva
(Piano, Bulgaria)

Zdravka Atanasova
(Marimba, Bulgaria)

Doroteya Dimitrova
(Marimba, Bulgaria)

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945, Hungary):
Twelve pieces selection from Mikrokosmos
Sz. 107, BB 105 [Volumes I – VI] (1926–39)
Unison Melodies (I) [Vol. I]
Unison Melodies (II) [Vol. I]
Reflection [Vol. I]
Imitation and Inversion [Vol. I]
Free Canon [Vol. I]
Crescendo-Diminuendo [Vol. II]
Sixths and Triads [Vol. III]
Hommage à Robert Schumann [Vol. III]
In Folk Song Style [Vol. IV]
Melody in the Mist [Vol. IV]
From the Diary of a Fly [Vol. VI]
Divided Arpeggios [Vol. VI]

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 – 2007, Germany):
TierkreisTwelve Melodies of the Signs of the Zodiac (1974–75) *

George Crumb (b. 1929, USA):
Makrokosmos – Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac
Selection from Volume I (1972)
The Phantom Gondolier (Scorpio)
Night-Spell I (Sagittarius)
Music of Shadows (for Aeolian Harp) (Libra)
The Magic Circle of Infinity (Moto Perpetuo) [SYMBOL] (Leo)

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Junghae Lee (b. 1964, South Korea/Switzerland):
Mesokosmos for solo piano (2019) **
[Dedicated to Stefka Perifanova]

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945, Hungary):
Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos for two pianos
Sz. 108, BB 120 (1940) [arranged for two pianos by the author]
Bulgarian Rhythm
Chord and Trill Study
Perpetuum Mobile
Short Canon and Its Inversion
New Hungarian Folk Song
Chromatic Invention
Stefka Perifanova – piano
Borislava Taneva – piano

Vladimir Djambazov (b. 1954, Bulgaria):
MicroStory “Tara Ta-ta!” for two pianos and marimba (2019) **
MiniMicria I for 4 – for two pianos and two marimbas (1999)
Stefka Perifanova – piano
Borislava Taneva – piano
Zdravka Atanasova – marimba (in both pieces)
Doroteya Dimitrova – marimba (in MiniMicria)

* Bulgarian premiere
** World premiere

This concert has been made possible
thanks to the generous support of:


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The Bulgarian pianist Stefka Perifanova graduated from the School of Music in Plovdiv (her hometown) in the class of Stela Oslekova and Rositsa Ivancheva. Afterwards, she studied at the “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music in Sofia with Prof. Konstantin Ganev and Prof. Julia Ganeva (pupils of Heinrich Neuhaus) and assisted in their piano class for four years. In 1993, she received the “Cyrillus and Methodius” scholarship, which enabled her to study further in Switzerland with Rudolf Buchbinder (concert class), Gérard Wyss (chamber music and Lieder accompaniment) and Bruno Canino (soloist's diploma).
Perifanova has won prizes at numerous competitions, including the Edward Tschumi Prize for the best soloist's diploma of the year (Bern, 1999) and first prize at the Concurso Internacional de Música Cidade do Porto (1996). Over and above her solo appearances, she is much in demand as a chamber musician and Lieder accompanist on international concert platforms, and performs with partners like Sol Gabetta, Raphael Oleg, Hansheinz Schneeberger and Györgi Pauk. She is particularly interested in contemporary music and has premiered numerous works. She has performed throughout Europe and in Korea, Colombia and the United States. She has played as soloist with a number of symphony orchestras, including those of Porto, Würzburg, Plovdiv, Varna, Basel and Bern, as well as with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.
In 2003, she became one of the founders of the Swiss Ensemble Absolut Trio and remains a member of it to the present day. The ensemble consistently pursues the dialogue between the music of today and the music of the past. Artistic involvement with contemporary music is of prime importance for the members of the trio, which is why they commission works at regular intervals – already 15 new piano trios have been composed for them. Many significant works for piano trio (some with live electronics) are integrated into highly evocative programmes of the ensemble. The Absolute Trio has released four CDs and is the winner of the Zurich Culture Award for 2018.
In addition, Stefka Perifanova is a member of the soloists’ ensemble Camerata variabile Basel, adjudicates at piano competitions and often assists at master classes (for János Starker, Igor Oistrakh, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, among others). She has recorded for the national radios of Switzerland, Sweden, England, Slovenia, Poland, Portugal, Germany, France and Bulgaria. Since 1999, she has been teaching chamber music and piano accompaniment at the Zurich University of the Arts and, since 2011, at the City of Basel Music Academy.
(© Nora Roth)

Borislava Taneva is a pianist, composer, pedagogue, chamber musician and organiser of musical events. Her active participation in the contemporary cultural life in Bulgaria and abroad defines her as a successful multi-talented musician.
She has been a laureate of national and international piano, chamber music and composition competitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg and Japan. She has given multiple recitals in Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, Israel, France, Macedonia, Spain, etc.
Currently, Borislava Taneva is a professor of piano and pedagogical practice as well as Vice Rector of Artistic Activity and International Affairs of the “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music in Sofia. Her students have been awarded with prizes from national and international forums and competitions. She has given master classes and participated in seminars on various topics at music colleges and conservatories in Athens, Тhessaloniki, Geneva, Luxembourg, Madrid, Singapore, Paris, Catania and Brasília. She has appeared as a jury member in national and international piano competitions in Greece, France, Austria, Luxembourg and Bulgaria.
In 2014, she was awarded the Golden Pen award for outstanding contribution to Bulgarian culture and art. In 2015, she was awarded the Crystal Lyre, and in 2016 the award of the Bulgarian National Radio Musician of the Year for artistic activities.
Borislava Taneva is the founder and a member of the Swiss-Bulgarian Association of Culture (SBAC). Since 2016, she is also a Co-President of the ppIANISSIMO Foundation. From 2019, she is the artistic director of the International Music Mozart Festival in Pravets.
(© Vasil Karkelanov) 

Zdravka Atanasova (b. 1995) started playing percussion instruments at the age of seven in the class of Dalila Nedelcheva and graduated from the “Dobri Hristov” National School of Arts in her hometown Varna. She is currently a student at the “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music (NAM, Sofia) in the class of Prof. Tatyana Karparova, PhD. She has also taken part in the master classes of Tatiana Koleva, Ass. Prof. Marina Kapitanova and Prof. Emmanuel Séjourn.
She has participated in various concert programmes and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. As a solo performer, she has appeared in a number of competitions, including Pendim (Plovdiv), Hopes, Talents, Masters (Dobrich), “Svetoslav Obretenov” (Provadia), Young Virtuosos – “Dobri Paliev” (Sofia), “Varban Varbanov” (Burgas), M.A.G.I.C. (Burgas), Italy Percussion Competition (Montesilvano, Pescara) and the academic competition Brass and Percussion Instruments, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of NMA (Sofia).
In 2012, she received a Diploma from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria for high creative achievements in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Doroteya Dimitrova (b. 1995) began playing percussion at the age of ten. From fifth grade, she studied at the National School of Arts “Prof. Veselin Stoyanov” in Rousse. She graduated from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” (Sofia) in the class of Iskra Palieva, as well as from the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” (NAM, Sofia) with a Bachelor’s Degree in the class of Prof. Tatyana Karparova, PhD. Currently, she studies in a master’s programme in the NAM. She has also attended the master classes of Tatiana Koleva and Markus Leoson. 
She has participated in numerous solo and chamber concerts, as well as in many percussion chamber ensembles. Since 2012, she has been playing in the Pioneer Youth Philharmonic (Sofia), with which she has participated in concerts in Sofia, at the Varna Summer festival and others. She also works as a guest orchestra player in various orchestras, including the Academic Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Pazardzhik, Sofia Philharmonic, New Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Sinfonietta. In the years 2016–17, she worked as an orchestra player in the State Opera in Rousse