Vratsa Symphony Orchestra

Lyia Petrova
Photo: Marco Borggreve

The exceptional Liya Petrova is a guest at the Vratsa Symphony in "Masters of the Violin" on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Beloved and inspiring, the brilliant violinist returns to the Vratsa stage in a performance by J. Viotti - Concerto No. 22 for violin and orchestra in A minor, G. 97. The work will be performed for the first time in Vratsa on February 9 at 7:00 p.m. from the Vratsa Symphony with soloist Liya Petrova, conducted by Hristo Pavlov.

The virtuoso Italian violinist and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755 – 1824) is credited with shaping the genre of the violin concerto in its modern form. Studied in Turin under Pugnani (student of Tartini). He performed as a soloist with his teacher, and then independently. He made his debut in Paris in 1782 and immediately made an impression with his talent. He lived and worked in London for some time. He was the director of the Italian opera at the Royal Theater in the period 1794-1795. In 1813, he was one of the founders of the Philharmonic Society of London. Viotti wrote some 29 violin concertos between 1781 and 1815, which also influenced Beethoven. Best known today is his Violin Concerto No. 22 in A minor (written 1790), written for audiences in London.

In the concert from the "Masters of the Violin" series on February 9 with soloist Lia Petrova, we will also hear: S. Prokofiev - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 6. Of this virtuoso work by Sergei Prokofiev, the renowned virtuoso Jasha Heifetz says it is "one of the greatest concertos in the world's violin literature."

You can learn a lot more interesting information about the composers and the works included in the concert from the catalog book with the detailed program of the Symphony-Vratsa until the end of June, which is already on sale at the City Ticket Center "Mushroom".

Tickets for "Masters of the Violin" on February 9 at 7 p.m. are on sale at the ticket center (next to "Hemus" building), on tel. 0896718303, 0899827060 and in the hall, before the concert.
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