Prof. Ivan Gazdov with Retrospective at the National Art Gallery
For over 40 years, Prof. Ivan Gazdov from the National Academy of Arts has been moulding the analytic and creative outlook of young poster-makers. Now, the esteemed Bulgarian master of etching is being presented at the halls of the National Art Gallery with over 100 works, including posters, drawings and metal sculptures in an array of themes. The exhibition is the artist’s way of celebrating the 35th anniversary of the “graphicature” genre, his trademark, born from the flight of his own imagination.
Devoting your life to music requires a great deal of sacrifice
I have a lot of friends from the realm of classical music. I had the honour of knowing personally Alexis Weissenberg. From the world of folklore, I know Theodosii Spasov. Speaking of sports, everyone in Spain knows who Stoichkov is, and from the 1990s, I remember the Maleev sisters tennis players.
 
Balkanitsa project is bringing together some of the most talented and beloved brass bands of Serbia
Ekaterina Tomova
The winners of the world’s largest brass instrument festivals will be sharing a stage in a spectacular music competition - Balkanitsa. The four best Serbian brass bands will show their unparalleled skills with the trumpet, baritone, tuba and drum.
 
The King's monastery over Sofia
Adelina Lozanova
Set deep into thick beech woods on the northern slope of Mount Vitosha, and yet only a half-hour drive from downtown Sofia, the Dormition of the Theotokos Dragalevtsi Monastery has been unofficially recognised as the principal monastery of the string of monasteries around Sofia better known as Sofia’s Mount Athos.
Nude male body on show
Sofia City Art Gallery is launching an exhibition on 21 February entitled The Nude Male Body 1856-1944, which will remain open until 26 March.
Bern and Bonn show Gurlitt collection
The art collection owned by Cornelius Gurlitt, which the German collector kept hidden from the world for decades, will be put on display in two museums in Bern and Bonn at the same time.
Blue Danube waltz turns 150 years old
Some 150 years ago, Johann Strauss Jr. composed his waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube, even though the river never was blue and the music piece’s first version mentioned defeat on the battlefield.
And the first Oscar goes to...
The Bulgarian genius has made history winning its first ever Academy Award, as Vladimir Koylazov was honoured for his contribution to the development of technologies used in cinema.
Poetic presentiments
Vido Valov, best known for his etchings, drypoint technique and unparalleled fretwork, is showing his colourful outlook on life in oils, water colours, tempera and pastels at the Gallery 10 in Sofia.
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