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World-Class Musicians to Play with Sofia Philharmonic

Three solo performers of world renown will be guest musicians at a concert of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra on June 23 in the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, the Orchestra said. 
Japanese classical violinist Akiko Suwanai, Bulgarian pianist Evgeni Bozhanov, and Vienna-born violinist and conductor Emmanuel Tjeknavorian will perform Mendelssohn’s  Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor, and the Violin Concerto in E minor, under the baton of Naiden Todorov. 
Suwanai has established herself as one of the most sought-after artists of her generation. At the age of 18, she became the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990 since when she has enjoyed a flourishing career, engaging at the highest level performing chamber music and with orchestras and conductors internationally. The violinist has also won many other awards from international competitions, among them the Paganini Competition and Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1989, and the Music Competition of Japan. In Sofia Suwanai will perform together with Bozhanov who has performed in concerts in Munich, Essen, Krakow, Milano, any many other cities and orchestras in Europe. 
Tjeknavorian has worked with the Vienna Musikverein, where he was the youngest Artist in Residence in the history of the house, as well as in many other music houses in Europe and the United States. Tjeknavorian regularly performs with the world’s great ensembles and orchestras. He is also a frequent guest at international classical music festivals, including the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Grafenegg Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.