26 Sep 2022, Mon, 12.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
Pianist Radostin Kirchev and violinist Vera Boyadzhieva present a programme of picturesque music for violin and piano from Bulgaria. Reflective of the unique folklore music and dances, the repertoire features works by Bentsion Eliezer, Parashkev Hadzhiev, Georgi Zlatev-Cherkin and Pancho Vladigerov.
All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.
Born and raised in Bulgaria, Radostin Kirchev is an experienced piano teacher and talented piano performer. Under the tutelage of Rumyana Shishkova, he began learning the piano at the age of seven in his hometown. During his days in the music school in Stara Zagora, he was invited by the reputable piano professor and pianist Dimo Dimov to further pursue his studies at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, where he graduated with honours obtaining both a bachelor and master’s degree in Piano Performance.
Kirchev has given numerous concerts, both as a soloist and with orchestras in Bulgaria, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore and Indonesia. He had attended masterclasses with some world class pianists such as Aldo Ciccolini, Fabio Bidini, Einar-Steen Nokleberg, Krassimir Gatev, Ivan Drennikov and Boyan Vodenicharov and many more.
When Kirchev moved to Singapore in 2012, he gave masterclasses at some of the top schools like Raffles Junior College and Crescent Girls School. His students have distinguished themselves in competitions in Singapore, including winning the 2nd Prize in the National Piano and Violin Competition 2015 in the Junior Category, 2nd and 3rd Prizes in the 7th ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition 2018, as well as many other international competitions in Poland, England, France, Greece, USA, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia.
Kirchev performs regularly in Singapore and around Southeast Asia. He was soloist at Destiny 2016, ESO Symphony’s annual concert at Victoria Concert Hall and has been involved in various charity concerts in Singapore. He was invited to be a judge in the inaugural Music Singapore International Piano and Violin Competition 2021 and is currently the Head of Piano Department in Asia Music.
Vera Boyadzhieva was raised and educated in the city of Varna, Bulgaria. She embarked on her music education at the State School of Music in Varna when she was five, under the guidance of violinist Krasimira Odzhakova. Boyadzhieva gave her first performance at the age of 11 and has since taken part in many solo recitals, chamber music performances and orchestral concerts across Europe, Egypt and Japan.
Boyadzhieva graduated and received her master’s degree in violin from the State Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she studied under Prof. Ginka Gichkova. In 1996, she commenced work with Varna Symphony Orchestra and thereafter, with State Opera Varna.
In 2006, she relocated to Cairo, Egypt and spent five years with the Cairo Opera Orchestra in the position of Assistant-Concertmaster. Boyadzhieva has acquired extensive experience and possesses a wide repertoire both as a solo violinist and orchestra player.
Boyadzhieva has been teaching the violin in Singapore since 2011, and in 2013, she took the position of violin teacher at Musical Art Studio, Singapore.
26 Sep 2022, Mon
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