Bulgarian pianist Boyan Vodenitcharov: “Considering that improvisation as an act of music-making has been unjustly abandoned by the field of classical music for more than a century…I decided recently to start trying to introduce it to the concert hall…It is my conviction that a free and spontaneous way of music making…is of tremendous importance today…Improvisation is a way of re-connecting different layers of musical creativity.” Let’s join Boyan in his fascinating exploration where improvisation meets the written music of other two tremendous improvisers: Schumann and Debussy.
- B. Vodenitcharov, free improvisations
- R. Schumann, Bunte Blätter Op.99 (excerpts)
- C. Debussy, Préludes 2e livre (excerpts)
Boyan Vodenitcharov has been regularly invited to perform in Europe, the U.S., Canada and Japan. He has played at renowned festivals, such as the “Festival van Vlaanderen”, the “Festival de Wallonie”, “Ars Musica”,in Belgium, the “Amsterdam Pianofestival”, the French “Midem”, etc. He gave concerts in prestigious concert halls as the “Palais des Beaux-Arts” in Brussels, the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam, the “Palais de la Musique” in Strasbourg, the “Suntory Hall” in Tokyo and more. He performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras like the “Orchestre National de Belgique”, the “Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège”, and the “Filharmonish Orkest van Vlaanderen”, a number of others and all symphonic orchestras in his native Bulgaria. Besides his activities as an instrumentalist Boyan Vodenitcharov works also in the field of composition and improvisation. Several of his pieces have been performed in France, Germany, Belgium and Bulgaria. As an improviser he collaborates regularly with the jazz pianist Arnould Massart and the saxophonist Steve Houben as well as with different choreographers and cineastes.