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“Love stories” is the name of the next concert in the anniversary season of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra, which will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 6:30 p.m.

The special event will present fascinating stories and familiar melodies from the operas “Carmen”, “Porgy and Bess”, “The Barber of Seville” and the legendary sonata “The Devil’s Thrillers” on the stage of the “Sliven” hall. Between the musical performances, the dramatic fate of the characters and the works themselves, will be told.

The chamber concert is part of the “Young Europe” cycle of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra, and guests will be young talents from Ukraine, Russia, Colombia, students from Kremena Oxenkrug’s violin class, at the Royal Conservatory in Mons, Belgium.

Born in Colombia, Diego Aragon began his musical studies at the age of 7 at the INEM school, later entering the Conservatory “Antonio Maria Valencia” in the city of Cali. In 2012 he became a member of OSJVC and participated in tours as a soloist in Europe and South America.
At the age of 15, he was invited to play in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Cali, and in 2016 he became a member of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Andres Orozco-Estrada and played in theaters such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and the Musikverein (Vienna). He is a laureate of the international competitions “Young Soloists of the City of Cali” and “Violinissimo” in Medellin. He is currently completing his master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire Mons /Belgium/.

Katerina Lastochkina was born in Lutsk /Ukraine/ and started playing the violin at the age of 5.
In addition to being a soloist of the Orchestra of the Stravinsky Volyn College of Culture and Art, she is also a laureate of the international competitions “Alexander Negoda”, “Yuriy Khilobokov” and the All-Ukrainian Violin Competition of the National Academy of Music “Tchaikovsky”.
She is currently a student at the Royal Conservatoire in Mons /Belgium/ and is passionate about composition. Katerina is an extremely creative young artist and is working on her first solo sonata for violin and piano.

Leonid Chernyavsky is only 20 years old and was born in Moscow, in a family of musicians. He studied the violin from an early age at the prestigious “Gnesin” school under some of the most famous Russian teachers.
He participated in many concerts in prestigious halls in Moscow and is currently a student at the Royal Conservatory in Mons /Belgium/. Leonid is delighted to perform a rare and extremely virtuoso violin repertoire. 

We will also hear the established Bulgarian pianist, winner of a huge amount of prizes, including “Musician of the Year” and “Golden Feather”, Martina Tabakova.


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