The piano concert will be held tonight at the church “St. Sophia” at 21:00, within the music program of the Ohrid Summer Festival.
Pianist Ivo Varbanov from Bulgaria and Italian artist Fiammetta Tarli will perform. On the repertoire of the evening concert are works by Johannes Brahms and Igor Stravinsky.
Bulgarian pianist Ivo Varbanov is one of the most famous representatives of the Bulgarian music culture in the world. He started studying at the age of six under the mentorship of Eleonora Karamasheva. His further education was supported by prominent pianist names such as: Ricardo Bertzolo, Ilonka Dekker, Sulamita Aronovski, Frank Vibot, and he also mastered the master courses of Alexander Lonkich, Barry Douglas and Leo Naumov. Varbanov has a rich discography, and in 2014, together with his wife, Fiammetta Tarley, founded his own publishing house – ICSM Records. He performs as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous prominent artists. For the promotion of Bulgarian music outside the country’s boundaries, Varbanov is the winner of the Ivan Vazov Prize, and in 2011 he receives the silver lion award awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Fiammetta Tarley met with a piano at the age of five thanks to Italian pianist Giampiero Smerero, and at the age of nine she held her first concert. She graduated from the Conservatoire in Florence under the mentorship of distinguished professors: Maria Tipo, Lydia Rocheti Pecati and Ilonka Deker. Vocal and instrumental chamber music teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During her active acting and educational work, Tarley also manages and holds a Ph.D. in the field of musicology at Royal College London. She regularly performs in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In the field of chamber music she often performs with her husband, Ivo Varabanov.