Dino Imeri, Sofia Philharmonic and Maestro Nayden Todorov (Updated)

Pianist Dino Imeri performed Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini" with the prestigious Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Nayden Todorov

Announced as "the big name - the hope of contemporary Macedonian music", the young pianist performed Rachmaninov's Rhapsody with immense success. In his first collaboration with the prestigious Sofia Philharmonic and well known conductor Nayden Todorov, Imeri performed 2 encores after the regular program which included Korsakov-Cziffra "Flight of the Bumblebee" as well as Bach's "Sicilianna". 

Imeri's performance received praise from the audience and the critics, but also from the musicians in Sofia, including Maestro Todorov who stated: "Even after our first rehearsal, the orchestra musicians and myself wished to see Imeri come again and perform with us in Sofia. We have a need to work with musicians like himself." 

In a recent interview, the young pianist said: "I have only positive impressions from my first collaboration with the Sofia Philharmonic and Maestro Todorov. I will never forget the reception I got from the musicians, the organization and the audience." 

During his visit to Sofia, Imeri has participated in the "Musical Room" initiative by the Sofia Philharmonic. The "Musical Room" offers audience members to meet with the guest performers and hear about their views on the music they're to perform at the concert. 

Dino Imeri performing Korsakov-Cziffra "Flight of the Bumblebee"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712r9M7-Mhg

For more info, please visit http://www.sofiaphilharmonie.bg/page.php?c=159 and http://www.sofiaphilharmonie.bg/page.php?c=172 for program notes.