Any Vasileva – Singer, pop and jazz voice teacher, cellist

I started singing at the age of 4 at the ’’ Singing Bells’’  CVG  in my hometown of Veliko Tarnovo. I have been playing  the accordion (my first instrument) since I was five, and the following year I started dancing Bulgarian folk dances at TA ‘’ Bulgarche’’. In 1991  I started  playing the cello and later  the piano and guitar. At the same time I sang in the Chamber Choir “Cantilena” until the end of my secondary education. In 2000  I started my higher education degree at  AMTII “Prof. Asen…

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Plamen Papazikov

Plamen Papzikov was born in Plovdiv . There he finished the Music School where he first studied in specialty Bassoon, and then –Classical singing. Later, he graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia by prof. Blagovesta Karnobatlova. He improved his professional skills in the master classes of the well–known singers Rolando Panerai and Alexandrina Milcheva. He is soloist at the Stefan Makedonski State Music Theatre, and, at present –also at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. The singer has a vast concert and opera repertoire from works by Mozart,…

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The young pianist Elitsa Stefanova from Vratsa, Bulgaria

The young pianist Elitsa Stefanova from Vratsa, Bulgaria, has been playing the piano since she was a small child. Her gift is widely recognized – she wins a prize in every competition in which she participates. Despite being diagnosed with incurable blindness as a child, she continues to develop her musical talent. We are impressed by her talent, virtuosity and fighting spirit and therefore we want to support her for her further growth as a musician. We donated a Rössler piano to Elitsa, which will help her in developing a…

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Renewal of the piano instruments in NUMSI Stara Zagora

The Swiss -Bulgarian Association of Culture has donated a grand piano „Schmidt Flohr“ for the new Centre of Culture ‘Petar Zhekov’ in Stara Zagora. It is located in the chamber hall, where concerts and competitions of students from the National School of Performing Arts ‘Hristina Morfova’ will be held. For this generous donation we are extremely grateful to the Herman family from Switzerland, who donated their exceptional grand piano to our organization. The transportation of the instrument was carried out with the financial support of the Municipality of Stara Zagora,…

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Mihaela Stefanova – Founder

Mihaela obtained her Masters degree in Music from the Hochschule der Künste Bern and her Bachelors degree from the Music Academy Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgaria. Mihaela currently performs as a keyboard player with the Sankt Gallen Symphony Orchestra and also plays with various chamber music ensembles. In founding the Schweizerisch-Bulgarischer Kulturverein she aims to translate the Swiss model of developing the cultural lives of youngsters through art activities to her home country, Bulgaria. Her interests include painting,  contemporary music and organ playing. See More in website

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New grand piano for Hristina Morfova Music School

Thanks to the charity concerts in Switzerland and Bulgaria, donations from the Jacaranda Foundation Switzerland, from Lions Club – Stara Zagora, from Music House Kupfershmid St. Gallen, as well as sponsors who wished to remain anonymous, we were able to raise the necessary amount to purchase a new grand piano for the Hristina Morfova Music School in Stara Zagora. On 28 June 2019 the new Petrof grand piano was delivered directly from the Czech factory. ​We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who supported us in…

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Charity Concert – Jacaranda Foundation – POSTPONED TO 01.10.2021

POSTPONED TO 01.10.2021 We are currently looking for children who are already taking singing lessons for a benefit concert. The concert will take place on 01.10.2021 at 07:30 p.m. in the Evang. Church in Küsnacht / Zurich. The concert is organized by the Jacaranda Foundation, which collects donations for projects in Africa, Cambodia, and Tibet. You can find out more information about the association at the following link: www.jacaranda.ch In the last few years we have taken part in a number of benefit concerts. One of our projects, a new…

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The Magic of the Opera

On 22 February 2019 in Teufen, in the Lindensaal, from 19:00 o’clock the charity concert under the title “The Magic of the Opera” took place. The ensemble L’estro Melodico (with Angela Kerison soprano, Nevena Rouben-mezzo-soprano, Davide Gallasi-tenor, Krassimir Stefanov-trombone, Mihaela Stefanova-piano) immersed the audience into the world of opera art. All donations collected support the realization of our project – the purchase of a new grand piano for the music school in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

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Children’s folklore group “Kurtovche”

Our first project was launched in December 2018. The children from the children’s folklore group “Kurtovche”, headed by Radka Stefanova and music accompanist Ivan Stefanov, performed charity Christmas concerts in the orphanage in the town of Bratsigovo, in the elderly home in the village of Glavinitsa and in the old people’s home in the town of Pazardzhik. With their wonderful performances the Kurtovche children have brought a lot of joy and excitement to both young and old! For the wonderful programme and preparation we cordially thank the head of the…

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