April 23, 2018
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$10 advance / $15 at the door
“trad/mod” is a new series of occasional concerts at Studio Z that features innovative musicians from around the world who are keeping their traditions alive by transforming them in new and exciting ways. This concert features Bulgarian jazz pianist and composer Lyubomir Denev.
This is Lyubomir Denev's first visit to the Twin Cities, and he will be featured at the Fourteenth Balkanicus - Annual Concert of Balkan Contemporary Music on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota. His new work Balkan Sounds and Landscapes, for clarinet, violin (gadulka), cello and marimba, was commissioned by the Balkanicus Ensemble.
Lyubomir Denev is one of the biggest names in contemporary Bulgarian music. He has written music for film and theater, and has made a successful international career as a solo jazz musician, playing at festivals in Paris, Oslo, Budapest, Berlin, among others. Denev is a recipient of numerous awards for his work as a composer – among those are “Sofia 1989”, “ASKEER 2001”, “Crystal Lyre 2006”, “Zlatna Rakla 2006”. The Bulgarian National Television has produced two documentaries about Denev’s works and his music has been performed across Europe and countries, such as Mexico, China, India, Egypt, Japan, Canada, and the United States.
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