Martin Georgiev GENESIS CD

New CD Album: Martin Georgiev: GENESIS

PRE-RELEASE: New CD release featuring Martin Georgiev’s Percussion Concerto No.3 GENESIS and Symphonic Triptych No. 1, conducted by the composer, with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and internationally acclaimed percussionist Tatiana Koleva is coming up on the British label ICSM Records, to be released in September. Watch this space. First Review: Das Orchester, Germany,*****:

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin is assistant conductor for the world premières of new ballets by Arthur Pita : The Wind, and Twyla Tharp : The Illustrated Farewell, and the revival of Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable in a Triple Bill by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, and for the revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s award winning ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in September, October and November 2017, broadcast live on cinema worldwide…

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5 star review in Das Orchester

Martin Georgiev’s new CD release GENESIS was reviewed by Prof. Dr. Lutz Lesle in the June issue of Das Orchester, the German classical music magazine. For the original German review click here. English translation by Helen Rogers: (Български превод по-долу.) The CD debut of the young Bulgarian-British musician Martin Georgiev brings us an entirely individual

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All-Georgiev night: Concert at the European Music Festival: Concertos for Marimba and Contrabass Clarinet, and a World Premiere: conducted by the Composer: 19 April

Composer’s Portrait Concert featuring Martin Georgiev’s Contrabass Clarinet Concerto Soul Searching and Percussion Concerto No. 3 Genesis in chamber versions, and the World Premiere of Lifepath for Strings was conducted by the composer alongside his String Quartet No. 1, at the European Music Festival at Varna, Bulgaria, on 19 April 2017, featuring leading international percussionist

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Opening Concert: European Music Festival

Martin Georgiev conducted the Opening Concert of the European Music Festival at the sea resort city of Varna, Bulgaria, featuring: Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto | Kitbi Lee (South Korea/UK) Lizst: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Galin Gantchev (Bulgaria/UK) Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) with the Varna Opera Symphony Orchestra at the

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin is assistant conductor for the revival of Wayne McGregor’s award winning ballet Woolf Works, choreographed to music by Max Richter, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in January and February 2017, broadcast live on cinema worldwide and to be released on DVD.

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin Georgiev is cover conductor for the Royal Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty. The production opens on 21 December 2016 at ROH Covent Garden, London and runs until March 2017.
  More about the production – click here.  More about Martin’s previous involvement with the RB/ROH – click here.

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World Premiere: Contrabass Clarinet Concerto, London Mozart Players, Scott Lygate, conducted by the composer.

Martin Georgiev conducted the World Premiere of his Contrabass Clarinet Concerto Soul Searching with Scott Lygate and the London Mozart Players at Cadogan Hall, London on 30 November 2016, at the closing concert of the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture. It is the first UK Concerto for the Contrabass Clarinet, one of the first ever

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Triptych for Violin and Piano in Poland

Martin Georgiev’s Triptych for Violin and Piano performed by Ivo Varbanov and Dominika Przech at a music festival at the Lodz Music Academy, Poland on 28 November 2016: http://ivo-varbanov.com/28-november-2016-lodz-music-academy-poland/

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin Georgiev is the assistant conductor for the Royal Ballet McGregor Triple Bill featuring the World Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Multiverse choreographed to Steve Reich’s new score Runner commissioned especially for the production on the occasion of Reich’s 80th birthday. The production opens on 10 November at ROH Covent Garden, London.
 More about the production

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Recording Sessions: Azalea

Martin Georgiev conducted recordings of new works by Rosalie Coopman and Michael Rosas Cobian with contemporary music ensemble Azalea at Angel Studios, London on 01.09.2016. It is a second recording session with music by Coopman and Cobian, after Azalea and Georgiev completed world premiere recordings of their new works in 2015 – click here.

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World premiere recording: Rescue, BNRSO conducted by the composer

Martin Georgiev conducted studio recordings of two parts of his Symphonic Triptych No. 1 with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra at Sofia, Bulgaria, on 23-28 June 2016. One part of the Triptych, Heavenly Reflections was recorded by this orchestra conducted by the composer in 2007, broadcast nationwide and subsequently chosen to represent the country

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin Georgiev is the assistant conductor for the Royal Ballet Triple Bill featuring the World Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon and Mark Antony Turnage’s new ballet Strapless, alongside two other ballets by Wheeldon, choreographed to music by Arvo Pärt and Ezio Bosso – After the Rain and Within the Golden Hour. More about the production – click here.

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Recording Sessions: Azalea 

Martin Georgiev conducted world premiere recordings of new works by Rosalie Coopman and Michael Rosas Cobian with the acclaimed London contemporary music ensemble Azalea at Angel Studios, London on 05.12.2015.

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin Georgiev is the assistant conductor for the Royal Ballet production of Connectome/Raven Girl – two recent Royal Ballet creations choreographed by Alistair Marriott and Wayne McGregor with music by Arvo Pärt and Gabriel Yared. Martin Georgiev was the Assistant Conductor for the world premières of both ballets, and is currently assisting Koen Kessels, Music Director of the Royal Ballet,

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Percussion Concerto No.3 at UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers

Martin Georgiev’s Percussion Concerto No. 3 Genesis has been selected by the Bulgarian National Radio to be presented at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers 2015 to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 12-15 May. The composition will be presented by the 2014 recording produced by the Bulgarian National Radio featuring Tatiana Koleva – Marimba and the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

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Martin at RB, ROH Covent Garden

Martin Georgiev is assistant conductor for the World Premiere of Wayne McGregor‘s new full length ballet Woolf Works with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, which will open on 11 May. It is the second World Premiere of McGregor’s ballet that Martin is involved with as assistant conductor to Koen Kessels, Music Director Designate of the Royal Ballet, after the premiere of Raven Girl in 2013.

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Multimedia Web Presentation of Dr Georgiev’s PhD research now available

01e00fce26f9caf2ff9e48657bb6e088fa007bfc8dA multimedia web presentation of Dr Martin Georgiev’s PhD thesis, including the theoretical text with interlinked audio and score samples is now available online at the following weblink:

Morphing Modality – Multimedia Web Presentation (click here)

Morphing Modality is Dr Georgiev’s innovative technique for composition developed within his PhD research at the Royal Academy of Music, completed in 2012. (Click here for related news release.) 

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World Premiere of Georgiev’s Triptych: London, 26 Nov 2014

The World Premiere of Martin Georgiev’s Triptych for Violin and Piano was given by Yana Burova – Violin, and Fiammetta Tarli – Piano, at a recital on 26 November 2014 at 7.30 PM at The Salvation Army Regent Hall (275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ), within the framework of the 3rd London Festival of Bulgarian Culture (LFBC), alongside music by  Tchaikovky, Vladigerov, Bartok, Khachaturian, Kutev and Vulchanov. The three pieces comprising Georgiev’s Triptych were composed between 2009 and 2013, and the last of them – Guiding Star, written for Burova and Tarli received its world premiere at the concert. Midnight Song was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music for The Story of London initiative of the Mayor of London and premiered by Helena Nichols and Charlene Farrugia within the framework of the festival in 2009. In this piece Georgiev was asked “to predict his late style” as an imaginary reference to the future of music in London.

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World Premiere of Georgiev’s ‘Doxologies of Bells and Candlelight’ with Tatiana Koleva, Cosmic Voices, Vania Moneva, YPP at Varna Summer IMF

Photographs from the concert by Rossen Donev

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The World Premiere of Martin Georgiev’s Doxologies of Bells and Candlelight for Marimba, Bulgarian Traditional Ladies Choir and Percussion Ensemble was given by world renowned soloist, choir and ensemble: Tatiana Koleva – Marimba, the Cosmic Voices choir and Youth Percussion Pool conducted by Vania Moneva, at the Varna Summer International Music Festival at Varna, Bulgaria. The piece draws upon the traditions of

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Videos from the LFBC Cadogan Hall Opening, conducted by Georgiev

Camera direction, editing and visual effects by Ogy Stoilov.

Selection of videos from the LFBC 2012 Opening Concert at Cadogan Hall, London, with Varna Philharmonic, Paulina Voices, Holst Choir, Vania Vatralova-Stankov soprano, conducted by Martin Georgiev. Titled Bulgarian and British Symphonic Folksongs – music by Vladigerov, Nenov, Kazandjiev and Vaughan Williams. 

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Dr Martin Georgiev conferred a PhD by the Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Dr Martin Georgiev PhD

28.06.2013. Dr Martin Georgiev PhD  was conferred a Philosophy Doctorate in Composition by the Royal Academy of Music, University of London at a ceremony at London’s St Marylebone Church (opposite the Royal Academy of Music). The Doctorate was presented by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, GCVO, HonFRAM and the ceremony was attended by distinguished musicians and celebrities, including conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conferred an Honorary Doctorate of the UL) and Ivan Fischer (awarded a HonRAM), composers Jonathan Dove and Gary Carpenter (both awarded HonRAM), cellist Neil Heyde and jazz vocalist Norma Winstone (both awarded HonRAM), among many. The citations were read by John Suchet.

In his Doctoral research, with principal supervisor Dr Philip Cashian, and subsidiary supervision with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Julian Anderson, among others, Dr Georgiev developed a particular compositional technique/system: Morphing Modality.

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World Premiere of ‘The Secret’: Heidelberg Philharmonic conducted by the composer

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Heidelberg Philharmonic and Martin Georgiev at the World Premiere of ‘The Secret’. Photo by Robert Schweizer

20.02.2013. The World Premiere of Martin Georgiev’s major orchestral work The Secret / Тайната was given by the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer at Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, alongside works by Rodrigo and Respighi, in a Southern-European concert programme that featured the distinguished soloist Göran Söllscher in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

More about the concert at the website of the Orchestra

The world premiere of The Secret was the highest point of Georgiev’s tenure as Komponist für Heidelberg 2012|13 –  Composer in Residence to the City of Heidelberg. The Secret was commissioned by Orchester und Theater Heidelberg and the General Music Director of the City of Heidelberg, Yordan Kamdzhalov.

Göran Söllscher, Heidelberg Philharmonic and Martin Georgiev

Göran Söllscher, Heidelberg Philharmonic and Martin Georgiev

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Martin Georgiev conducting at Cadogan Hall, London

Martin Georgiev, Varna Philharmonic, Paulina Voices, Holst Choir, LFBC

Martin Georgiev, Varna Philharmonic, Paulina Voices, Holst Choir at the LFBC Opening Concert, Cadogan Hall, London

03.11.2012. Martin Georgiev conducted the opening concert of the 2nd London Festival of Bulgarian Culture (LFBC) at Cadogan Hall, London, with the Varna Symphony Orchestra, from Georgiev’s native city of Varna (home to the oldest international ballet competition in the world and the oldest golden treasure ever found.) The concert, titled Bulgarian & British Symphonic Folk Songs featured a number of UK premieres by some of the most significant Bulgarian composers of the early and the late 20th Century, alongside Vaughan Williams’ magnificent last cantata, Folksongs of the Four Seasons featuring theMartin Georgiev, Vania Vatralova Stankov, Varna Philharmonic Paulina Voices and the Holst Choir from London – both choirs been taught and directed by Vaughn Williams himself in his lifetime. All compositions that Georgiev programmed in the concert were inspired by Folk Songs and Sacred Chants and Carols, from Bulgaria and Britain, drawing fascinating parallels. You could read more about the works and their composers in the concert programme (here), and below are some videos from the concert, with just a few words about each composer. London Festival of Bulgarian Culture was founded in 2011 by virtuoso violinist and producer Ivo Stankov who is the director and producer of the festival which aims to share the hidden treasures of Bulgarian culture with the British public.

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