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About us

   The Sofia Sinfonietta is an orchestra with universal and ambitious concert programmes. It is the only one in Bulgaria which accomplishes the objectives of the sinfonietta format and meets the world standards for such orchestras.
It shows a remarkable potential in presenting classical as well as mixed genres, and is a perfect representation of the romantic type symphony orchestra which can also perform Baroque, classical and contemporary music.

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History

The Sofia Sinfonietta continues and successfully develops the traditions of the Bulgarian chamber orchestra founded in 1972 by the eminent Bulgarian violinists Dina Schneidermann and Emil Kamilarov.

In 1987 the Bankya Collegium Musicum emerged as a successor to the Bulgarian chamber orchestra. In 2003 it enlarged and transformed into the Sofia Sinfonietta which in 2006 achieved the status of an orchestra performing opera in concert on its metropolitan stage. This determines the orchestra’s eligibility for opera and ballet productions and the unique position the Sinfonietta holds on the Bulgarian musical stage as the only professional orchestra of this kind with the Sofia Municipality.

Principal conductors over the years:
Dina Schneidermann, Nikola Vurbanov, Lyudmil Deshev, Emil Yanev (the Bankya Collegium Musicum 1987-2002) and Svilen Simeonov (The Sinfonietta – since 2003 )

For outstanding achievements in music and the performing art the Sofia Sinfonietta was awarded the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers’ Crystal Lyre special prize for 2001 and the Golden Lyre for 2007.

Festivals

Sofia Music Weeks International Festival, Salon of the Arts, Gifted Young Musicians International Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival, Athens International Festival, Prespa Musical Festival, Bitola Bitfest and “Prof. Emil Kamilarov” International Musical Festival

Concert tours

Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Japan, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia, Portugal, the island of Martinique, the Canaries, etc.

Prestigious halls

Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia; Berlin Philharmonic Hall; the Musikverein Golden Hall, Vienna; Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Sava Centre, Belgrade; Victoria Hall, Geneva; Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona; Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid; Teatro Auditorio, Cuenca; Auditori, Girona, Concertgebouw, Brugge; Teatro Sociale di Mantova; Concert House, Seres; Teatro Tivoli, Lisbon; Concert House, Kavala; Tonhalle Zurich; Auditorium RAI “Arturo Toscanini”, Torino; Teatro Olimpia, Hueska; Teatro Monumental, Маdrid; Casa da Musica, Porto; Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon; Teatro Colon, La Corunya; Teatro Manuel de Falla, Cadiz; Teatro El Greco, Sicilly; L’Auditorio and Grand Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Teatro Principal, Zamora; Teatro Municipal, Hayen, Las Palmas – the Cannaries, Irodio, Athens; Bilkent Hall, Аnkara, etc..

Guest conductors and soloists

– The orchestra has performed under the baton of the following Bulgarian and foreign conductors:

Vassil Kazandjiev, Dina Schneidermann Naiden Todorov, Valeri Vachev, Angel Filipov, Deyan Pavlov, Pavel Zlatarev, Konstantin Ilievski, Hristo Pavlov, Nikola Petrov and Angel Stankov; Emir Nurhanovich (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ulrich Kern (Germany); Kampanis Samaras, Nicos Tsuclos, Viron Fidetis, Alexander Mirat, Mikis Michaelidis, Anastasios Ikonomopoulous and Vasiliki Patrona (Greece); Robert Canetti (Israel); Fulvio Turissini and Alberto Veronesi (Italy); Kristina Penkovska and Boryan Tsanev (Macedonia); Fuat Mansourov (Russia); Antonio Kuenzel (Spain); Christofer Lee, Marlon Daniel, Michael Gelfand, and Karen Nixon (USA),

– Below is a long list of soloists who are outstanding Bulgarian and foreign performers of different generations:

Dina Schneidermann – violin, Emil Kamilarov – violin, Angel Stankov – violin,Yossif Radionov – violin, Antoaneta Emanouilova – violoncello, Alexandrina Milcheva – mezzo-soprano, Tsvetelina Maldjanska – soprano, Kamen Chanev – tenor, Dimiter Stanchev – bass, Orlin Goranov – tenor, Yassen Enchev – oboe, Milena Mollova – piano, Victor Chuchkov – piano, Anastassia Hitruk (USA) – violin, Emilia Baranovska – violoncello, Todor Petrov – piano, Albena Kehlibareva – mezzo-soprano, Ralitsa Petkova – violin, Antonia Radneva – soprano, Svetla Slavcheva – piano, Iliana Selimska – soprano, Iva Lyubomirova – flute, Nikolai Groudanski – trumpet, Zornitsa Damyanova – soprano, Nikolai Motsov – tenor, Alexei Ivanov – bass, Jujana Pongraz (Hungary) – violin, Vesselina Chakurova – piano, Ivaila Ivanova – piano, Simoss Papanass (Greece) – violin, Dimitriss Koukoss (Greece) – piano, Sebastian Surrelle (France) – violin, Antonia Lambova – piano, Denitsa Lafchieva – clarinet, Nikola Voutov – flute, Vulchan Vulchanov – oboe, Hristo Tsachev – horn, Ilia Chernaev – piano, Stefka Mineva – mezzo-soprano, Nina Maleeva – harp, Angelina Abadjieva – violin, Ivan Karadjov – violin, Nikolai Temniskov – tuba, Iskra Gramatikova – percussion, Rada Nosikova soprano, Nikolai Pavlov – tenor, Boiko Tsvetanov – tenor, Maria Prinz (Austria) – piano, Christos Grimbas (Greece) – violoncello, Rolando Saad (Argentina) – guitar, Mario Hossen – violin, Siungiun Kim (USA) – piano, Milena Georgieva – soprano, Mark Fowler (Australia) – tenor, Michail Pouliev – baritone, Ema Alexeeva – violin, Lyudmila Lazartchuk (Ukraine) – soprano, Elena Marinova – mezzo-soprano, Georgios Filadelfevs (Greece) – tenor, Vesselin Stoikov – bass, Yanis Kourbetis (Greece) – violin, Vlatko Stefanovski (Macedonia) – guitar, Strasho Temkov (Macedonia) – flute, Theodosii Spassov – kaval, Anton Moiseenko (Belarus) – clarinet, Corina Vougiouka (Greece) – quitar, Borisslava Taneva – piano, Zheni Zaharieva – piano, Kalin Ivanov – violoncello, Hristo Popov – violin, Kiril Vesselinov – tenor, Yoanna Tzechak ( Belgium) – piano, Stella Kukos (Greece) – piano, Victoria Nosovskaya ( Russia) – soprano, Nikolai Peev – classical guitar, Hideko Kobayashi (Japan) – violin, Yuko Yamaoka Kioko Sakai, Etzuko Okazaki and Fumie Fukui (Japan) – piano, Matei Kozub (Slovakia) clarinet, Antonina Boneva – piano, Maria Zaiferiadou-Zinoviya (Greece) – soprano, Snezhana Dramcheva – soprano, Melvin Brown (USA) – piano, Kaliya Kalchava – piano, Pavel Zlatarev – violin, Hristo Pavlov – flute, Tatyana Laik – piano, Elena Shvedova – soprano, Tatyana Tretyak – soprano (Belarus), Darina Maleeva – violin, Stoyan daskalov – tenor, Dancho Radevski – clarinet, Galina Koicheva – violin, Nadezhda Tsanova – piano, Dima Tkachenko (Ukraine) – violin, Bozhidar Noev – piano, Dimana Demireva – flute, Per Enflo , Amy Gustavson (USA) – piano, Eric Peterson (Sweden) – violin, Gerard Poulet (France) – violin, Concha Buika (Spain) – singer, Emilia Kircheva – soprano, Mihail Mihaylov – tenor, Stoyan Bonchev – bass, Kiril Pavlov – percussion, Mario Nikolov – tenor, Valentina Korchakova – sopran, Angel Nokolov – piano, Alex Zografov – piano, Anjela Bratich (Serbia) flute.

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Today

At present the Sofia Sinfonietta consists of 30 instrumentalists.

The orchestra’s projects are richly varied and ambitious. They range from popular concert cycles for the youth, musical shows and entertainments and open-air performances to film and theatre music, premieres of new Bulgarian and foreign compositions as well as interactive events with improvisatory ideas suggesting the involvement of electronic instruments, jazz and folk musicians. It also takes the role of an academic orchestra, playing operetta and musical on stage and in concert to support graduate performers. The Sofia Sinfonietta’s concerts on both national and international stages brought it enormous prestige and high professional reputation of a welcome guest orchestra at Bulgarian and overseas musical festivals and jubilee concerts. The orchestra plays at many charity events and maintains good partnership with other orchestras, soloists, conductors and educational institutions. By giving a number of concerts targeted at young children, it carries out educational projects which aim to cultivate young people’s taste for classical music. The “Young conductors, soloists and composers” series of concerts is yet another activity the orchestra has undertaken. The Sofa Sinfonietta has performed in Europe, Asia and America. It has recorded for radio and TV broadcasting as well as record companies.

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REVIEWS

The Sinfonietta orchestra’s high performing level made us all extremely happy, and I took sheer delight in listening to their concerts in Japan.

Peter Buchmann, Austria / July 2004

The Sofia Sinfonietta showed its clear and soft sounding from the overture to the end of the performance. The wind instruments did not dominate so Zeler’s score meant for chamber orchestra was played with absolute mastery. The final applause was a fair evaluation of all that.

Dimholz newspaper, Germany

During the Sofia Mozart Evening at the Bulgaria Hall on December 5th the audience was fascinated by the very first chords of the Mason’s mournful music where the wind group of the renewed Sinfonietta was producing a remarkably homogeneous sound.

Zheni Zaharieva, Musical Horizons magazine, No 10/2004

At its concert at the Bulgaria Hall on March 4th the Sofia Sinfonietta presented works by Mozart and Tchaikovski to the lovers of music. The blending of the soloist Sebastien Surelle, a young violin virtuoso and concert master of Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Sinfonietta was magnificent as Svilen Simeonov conducted the orchestra with reverence and passionate devotion to Mazart’s music.

Bozhidar Gatev, Musical Horizons magazine, No 14/2004

The Sinfonietta musicians directed by their conductor performed the musical pieces with dedication and high professionalism which won them the prolonged applause of the audience at Port de France on the island of Martinique on April 7,8, and 9, 2005.

G. Lilov, Teatro Lirico, D’Europa

The Sofia Sinfonietta enjoyed the privilege of giving the main concert of the week under Emir Nurhanovich, a guest conductor from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Haydn’s Symphony No 9 was an impressive interpretational prelude to the festive atmosphere which reigned the packed hall. The dialogues with the orchestra were calm and controlled, especially due to the conductor’s excellence who directed the orchestra with a clear gesture, elegance and interpretational precision of Beethoven’s style.

Svetoslav Dermendjiev, Musical Horizons magazine, No 10/2004

At the opening of the competition the Sofia Sinfonietta,conducted by Svilen Simeonov, played with incredible finesse, masterly producing
magical sounds.

Mihail Slavov, Musical Horizons magazine, No 5/2004

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Sofia Sinfonietta on the highly successful series of concerts they gave at Nafplion Festival, Greece on June 30th , 2005 and duing the recent tour to Corinth, Argos and Nafplion over the period September 1st – 3rd the same year.

Christos Tsenes, General Manager, Phormigx Concert Agency

The brilliant performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony No 1”Classical” will leave the most lasting impression of this concert. It is here that the newly formed orchestra members’ professionalism has been demonstrated as this musical composition is really a big challenge to every conductor or orchestra. The elegant and beautiful tunes of the composition were played in a gentle and brilliant manner. The bravura passages in the symphony were finely performed within a large dynamic range. Congratulations to the string section and “bravo!” to all wind players. It’s a long time since I haven’t listened to this symphony with such a pleasure.

Prof. Georgi Spassov, long-standing first flute soloist of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Josef Haydn is probably one of the most difficult composers to perform. His music requires great instrumental skills, precision in sound producing, a wide range of dynamics, and more specifically the ability to play pianos, which turns out to be a significant problem for many Bulgarian orchestras. The concert on March 22 was an impressive achievement! On February 24th, 2008 I had the pleasure to be at the Sofia Sinfonietta’s concert conducted by Svilen Simeonov at the Golden Hall of Musikverein, Vienna. Performing in this highly prestigious European hall where great traditions are maintained is, no doubt, a challenge which the Sinfonietta’s musicians and their conductor faced, making the most of the opportunity to show themselves to their best advantage. The orchestral pieces, i.e. the overture to the Barbiere di Seviglia and a suite from Carmen, featured bright, virtuosic sound which was rich in nuances. As to the accompaniment in the guitar and orchestra compositions with Rolando Saad from Argentine as soloist, the orchestra was perfect. The audience gave the musicians thunderous applause. To express their gratitude Maestro Svilen Simeonov and his orchestra played two encores thus completely gaining the audience’s admiration.

Lotar Yashke, Cultural Attache of Austria in Bulgaria until 2007

ISustained and wild applause, loud ovations, enthusiastic shouts of praise like “bravo”, “masters”, “great”, “exceptional virtuosity” and “unique” highlighted the audience’s reaction at Ohrid Summer. The participants in the Classics-Ethno-Jazz unusual performance got seven encores. This was an evening of the unprecedented fusion of classical music by well-known European composers, impressively played by the Bulgarian orchestra Sinfonietta from Sofia, and the ethno-jazz style of Theodossi Spassov and our guitar virtuoso Vlatko Stefanovski, both among the best musicians on the Balkans.

Vreme newspaper/July 25, 2008, Macedonia

The sound of the orchestra was very well balanced, controlled, homogeneous, and fully in harmony with the soloists’ interpretation, slightly dramatic in Mandelson’s overture and deeply lyrical in Sibelius’s waltz.

Lily Kracheva, Musical Horizons magazine, No 9/2009

The Sofia Sinfonietta accompaniment was subtle, balanced, stylistically true and expressing a taste for the compositions . The ensemble way of beautifully making music was impressive. On October 1st the orchestra played with inspiration and enthusiasm, demonstrating its high professionalism thus turning the concert into a real celebration.

Diana Damyanova, Musical Horizons, 8/2010

The accompaniment was exact, responsive and flexible, reacting to the slightest tempo changes. The sound was soft and balanced. The wind solos were well played and culmination gradually reached.

Diana Danova, Musical Horizons, 9/2011

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В началото и средата на 90-те години за широката публика стават факт компактдисковете с Моцартовите концерти за кларинет К. 622 и К. 581 (Гега-ню, GD 122) и опусите за кларинет и оркестър на концертите на Карл Мария фон Вебер (Гега-ню, GD 127) в изпълнение на СВИЛЕН СИМЕОНОВ (кларинет) и оркестър Амадеус, както и концертите на този оркестър на софийска сцена под диригентството на Св. Симеонов. Именно за изявите си през тези години с Оркестър Амадеус София музикантът и оркестърът получават наградата на слушателите на Българското национално радио Музикант на годината за 1999.

От 2000 Св. Симеонов дирижира концертните програми на няколко оркестъра: Колегиум музикум Банкя, Видинска Филхармония, оркестър Амадеус София и оркестъра на Teatro Lirico d’Europa.

Св. Симеонов (р. 1962, Шумен) е възпитаник на Държавната музикална академия Панчо Владигеров в класа по кларинет на проф. Сава Димитров. Учи дирижиране в Академията за музикално и танцово изкуство в Пловдив и специализира дирижиране във Виена при проф. Салватор Конде във Висшата музикална Академия във Виена Австрия. Диригентската му кариера преминава през Оперно-филхармонично дружество Бургас като музикален мениджър и диригент. От 2003 е постоянен диригент на Симфониета София. От октомври същата година е втори диригент на Виенската оперетна сцена (Operettenbühne Heinz Helberg).

Гастролира в редица страни на Европа, Азия и Америка.

Едновременно с диригентската си работа Св. Симеонов преподава и води курове и майсторски класове в София, Сеул – Република Корея, Ханой – Виетнам, Солун и Птолемейда – Гърция, Янгстаун – САЩ.

Концертите и спектаклите, поставени и дирижирани от него получават висока професионална оценка от публиката и специализираната критика.

Дирижира на едни от най-представителните концертни подиуми в зала България, залата на Берлинската филхармония, Victoria Hall Женева, Златната зала на Musikverein във Виена, Concertgebouw Брюж, Palau de la Musica Catalana Барселона, Teatro Auditorio в Куенца, Auditorio Nacional de Musica Мадрид, Teatro Sociate di Mantova, Bilkent Hall Анкара, Levent Center Истамбул, Sava Center в Белград, Megaron Musiki Hall Атина и Musiki Hall в Солун, Bunka Kaikan Hall Токио, Festival Hall Осака, Aichi-ken Arts Center в Нагоя, Stadt Saal в Мюнхен, Seul Art Center (Корея), Philharmony Hall Вроцлав, в операта в Нови Сад, Historical Complecs Libanon Балбек, Ampiteater Патра, Neustad Theater Виена, Theater am Stadtgarten Винтертур, Fort de France Teater Мартиника и др.

Последният концертен сезон 2007/2008, както и гастролите в Западна Европа (2008) са поредния успешен етап в изявите на диригента и Симфониета София. Симеонов представя мащабния си проект за изпълнение на Бетовеновите симфонии и първите резултати от работата на състава като оркестър със столична оперна сцена. Успешното представяне по време на последното турне на Симфониета София през февруари 2008 дава повод за нови концертни предложения.

Отзиви

От името на японския представител на Концертхаус Япония и неговата агенция аз искам лично да Ви благодаря за Вашето изключително силно представяне като диригент и ръководител на Симфониета за чудесните представления в Япония.

Петер Бухман Австрия

Във втората част на концерта прозвуча Моцартовият Реквием. Той бе изпълнен като на един дъх. Вдъхновената атмосфера, съчетаваща музика и текст, която може да бъде плод само на Моцартовия гений, бе пресъздадена отансамбъл с меки и красиви тембри на солистите Цветелина Малджанска, Александрина Милчева, Николай Моцов и Алексей Иванов , с мощна кадифена звучност на хоровата капела Светослав Обретенов и с партньорството на диригента Свилен Симеонов, деликатно и точно изграждащ архитектониката на творбата.

Жени Захариева, сп. Музикални хоризонти, бр. 10/ 2004 В

Серенадата за струнен оркестър от П. И. Чайковски опус 48 Свилен Симеонов постигна невероятно единство в изграждането на отделните части. (…) Тук бяхме свидетели на сугестията на диригента, който успя да внуши на струнните инструменти и на техните майстори такава емоционална действеност, която накара залата да затаи дъх и да съпреживее момента Гениалната изповед на Чайковски разтърси сърцата на слушателите, които се отблагодариха с продължителен аплауз.

Божидар Гатев, сп. Музикални хоризонти, бр.4/ 2004

Свилен Симеонов с присъщата си вгльбеност успя да пресъздаде музикалния смисъл. Пристигналият за изпълнението на своята композиция Sette pezzi Алесандро Солбиати остана доволен от чудесната интерпретация, която оркестърът и диригентът Свилен Симеонов осъществиха.

Божидар Гатев, сп. Музикални хоризонти , бр.4 /2004

Диригентът Свилен Симеонов като че ли остави силите си за накрая, когато с мащабност и задълбочено вникване в партитурата на Нелсон, успя да обедини солисти, хор и оркестър и да пресъздаде вълнуващата творба по достоен начин.

Проф. Георги Спасов, дългогодишен първи флейтист на Софийската филхармония

Присъствах на репетиции на Свилен Симеонов на произведения, в които не участвам, и съм с прекрасни впечатления от ефективността на неговата работа, старателното отношение към всеки детайл и познаването на стиловите особености на Виенската класика.

Мария Принц

“Свилен поставя оркестъра си, тъй да се каже, вътре в пейзажа. Тази представа е още по-лесна и от това, че мястото на събитието е познато и скъпо на диригента. Не лежи ли самият Симеонов на реката и се припича? Не се ли вслушва в гласовете на кукувицата, на славея, на пъдпъдъка, омагьосан от оркестъра в зала България? Оркестърът отвежда публиката сред горския пейзаж, характеризиращ се със звучно тризвучие е терцови връщания. Няма бисови изпълнения, което е обичайно за Симеонов, но това го забранява респектът пред творбата и то не трябва да помрачи свежия вкус към Бетховен, който даде на духовете ни Симфониета за доста време напред. Дни наред аз слушах вкъщи запсис на Осмата и Шестата симфонии.

Лотар Яшке – Австрия, Културно аташе към Австрийското посолство до 2007г.

“С енергичен жест и много чувство Свилен Симеонов вдъхновено разкриваше богатството от звук и мисъл”.

Боряна Статкова, сп. Музикални хоризонти, бр.5/2010

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Зала България-София

 Национален музей “Земята и хората”

Централен Военен клуб

 Het Concertgebouw-Amsterdam

 Palau de la musica de Barcelona и Tonhalle-Zürich

 Victoria hall-Jeneva

Auditorio National de Musica de Madrid, Bilkent Hall Ankara, Concertgebouw Brugge, Cuenca Hall

Berliner Philharmoniker Hall, Musikverein Wien, Сава ценрът-Белград

 Irodio-Athens, Palao de la musica de Barcelona

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Симфониета “София”

Общински културен институт – “Надежда”

 

бул. “Ломско шосе” 2

1220 София, България

 

тел.: +359 /2/ 938 61 20; 938 61 50

факс: + 359 /2/ 938 71 56

 

ел.поща:

oki_nadejda@abv.bg