Photographs from the concert by Rossen Donev
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
A new studio recording of Martin Georgiev’s Percussion Concerto No.3 ‘Genesis’ with Tatiana Koleva – Marimba, and the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer, was produced by the Bulgarian National Radio and broadcast. For a limited period you can listen to an MP3 version of the recording from
Martin Georgiev is cover conductor for the Royal Ballet production of Triple Bill at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, featuring the premiere of Alastair Marriott‘s new ballet Connectome with music by Arvo Pärt,
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.
Martin Georgiev is cover conductor for the Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, opening on 4 December 2013 and running 26 performances until 16 January 2014,
20.07.2013. Martin Georgiev’s London Songs on Bagryana Poems, Soprano, Violin and Piano, were performed in a recital by the Stankov Ensemble at the Varna Summer International Music Festival, Varna, Bulgaria,
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.
26.03.2013: Martin Georgiev conducted the opening concert of the European Music Festival at his native city of Varna, Bulgaria. The concert programme opened with Georgiev’s orchestral piece A Seasong which was commissioned two years earlier by the Royal Academy of Music, London, in Memory of Sir Henry Wood,
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.
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.
Martin Georgiev’s Pieces for Violin and Piano were performed in a recital by Valia Dervenska, Concertmaster of the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra, and Nadja Vatcheva-Höbarth – Piano, at Alter Saal, Heidelberg State Theatre, Germany.
A studio recording of Martin Georgiev’s orchestral work The Sacred Flight with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Michel Tabachnik was released on CD. It features the 2011 selection of the Tactus International Composers’ Forum in Belgium, including 6 orchestral pieces by young composers from around the world.
12.11.2012. The world premiere of Martin Georgiev’s new work for 2 Pianos and Strings: Silent Light was given by Ivo Varbanov and Fiammetta Tarli, accompanied by the Isis Ensemble conducted by Jacques Cohen at Cadogan Hall within the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture.
11.11.2012. The world premiere of Martin Georgiev’s London Songs on Bagryana Poems, commissioned by the AmBul Festival for American and Bulgarian Music in Sofia, Bulgaria for the Stankov Ensemble was given by within the framework of the festival,
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 the 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.