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Rumen Cvetkov

Rumen Cvetkov

Since his solo debut at the age of 8, Rumen Cvetkov has performed in nearly 40 countries on 4 continents which won him positive critical claim. Equally popular as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, he has performed in important venues worldwide such as Berliner Filharmoniker Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), Pallacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) and Mozarteum (Salzburg) to name a few. His festival appearances include Red Sea Festival (Israel) and Ascoli Piceno (Italy). He has been a guest artist for Van Cliburn Institute and faculty at Texas Chamber Music Round Up in Fort Worth. He is invited regularly to teach masterclasses in USA, Europe and Asia.

A passionate chamber musician, Rumen Cvetkov has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians today such as Ida Haendel, Christian Tetzlaff, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Kronos Quartet. Since 2017, Rumen Cvetkov has been the founder and Artistic Director of MurciArt Music Festival (Spain) with Honorary President Maestro Placido Domingo.

In 2012 Maestro Zubin Mehta invited him to become the solo violist of the Royal Spanish Opera House "Queen Sofia" in Valencia. Regularly invited as a guest solo violist in orchestras like Tonhalle Zurich, Mannheim Philharmonic and Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He has performed under great conductors such as Kent Nagano, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Trevino to name a few. Additionally, he is the founder and Artistic Leader of Chamber Orchestra "Mediterranean Soloists"

Passionate teacher he is Professor of viola at Tilburg Conservatory (Fontys), Holland and New Bulgarian University-Sofia, Bulgaria. Rumen Cvetkov´s teachers include Georgy Naidenov (pupil of Feodor Druzhinin), Shmuel Ashkenasi. In Holland, he has worked with Vladimir Mendelssohn.

He performs on rare violas made by Simon Schodler 1785, named "The Time", Italian Viola by Giusseppe Ghiacchetti di Roma, and most recently viola by Timofey Podgorny named "The Poet".

Programme

14. Kuhmo Church 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Andante maestoso in C, WoO 62 for string quintet (1826)

Wed
14.7.

15. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Arnold Schönberg (1874—1951):

Die Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 for string sextet (1899)

Wed
14.7.

19. Kuhmo Church 21.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Octet in F, D. 803 for clarinet, bassoon, French horn and string quintet (1824)

Thu
15.7.

20. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21 (1799-1800; arr. for string quintet)

Fri
16.7.

25. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Georges Onslow (1784—1853):

String Quintet No. 15 in C minor, Op. 38 'The Bullet' (1830)

Sat
17.7.

31. Kuhmo Church 21.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (1804-08; arr. for two violins, two violas and cello by Carl F. Ebers ca. 1830)

Sun
18.7.

31. Kuhmo Church 21.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (1901-02)

Sun
18.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Carl Maria von Weber (1786—1826):

Overture from opera Freischütz, Op. 77 (1817-21; arr. for piano quintet by Julius Weiss)

Tue
20.7.

43. Kuhmo Church 21.00

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Symphony No. 49 in F minor, Hob. I:49 'The Passion' (1768)

Wed
21.7.

44. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Thu
22.7.

47. Kuhmo Church 21.30

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 'Eroica' (1803; arr. for piano quartet by Ferdinand Ries 1870)

Thu
22.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.30

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (1824; arr. for vocal quartet and chamber ensemble, Kuhmo premier)

Sat
24.7.