Date: January 8, 2017
Time: 4 pm
Place: Wang Opera Center
Price: $10 Student; $30-$40 individual / $210-$280 Spectrum Series
Svet Stoyanov, Director and Associate Professor of Percussion Studies at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. A unique, colorful and innovative modern percussion program: Svet Stoyanov’s “Percussive Counterpoint,” featuring Svet, a composer, marimba virtuoso and master of all things percussion.
Here’s what a few reviewers had to say about Svet Stoyanov’s programs:
- “…a marimba virtuoso…” - The Washington Post
- “…brought a combination of dazzle, grace and total assurance to the demanding solo parts…” - Baltimore Sun
- “…Stoyanov… gave his extended solo visceral excitement, not only aurally but visually, as his mallets moved seemingly at the speed of light across the skins of seven drums…” - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Svet Stoyanov is a passionate advocate for contemporary and new music. He has commissioned a significant body of solo and chamber works and is a driving force in modern percussion. His career highlights feature solo concerto appearances with the Chicago, Seattle, and the American Symphony Orchestras, as well as solo performances in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Taiwan National Concert Hall amongst many others worldwide.
Nikolay Blagov, born in Bulgaria where he won five national competitions, is Orlando Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinet. Nikolay was active in Pittsburgh’s local music community, being a permanent substitute with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 2005, Nikolay joined the Pittsburgh Live Chamber Orchestra as Principal Clarinet and remained in that capacity until his move to Orlando.
Daniela Shtereva has performed as an orchestral player with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Boston Symphony. Music Minus One has five CD’s released with her recordings; her most recent independent release is “The Beauty of a Violin and Piano” with Richard Bosworth. Daniela is currently working at the Naples Philharmonic in Florida and enjoys performing numerous recitals in the area in addition to her full-time position and teaching.