Exhibition "For the Motherland and Freedom" opens

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Exhibition "For the Motherland and Freedom" opens
Exhibition "For the Motherland and Freedom" opens

We present to you the program of the Hungarian Cultural Institute for March 2013, exhibitions, book launches, theater, music:

Fine Art

March 4, Monday, 6pm

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Opening of the exhibition of Dyula Frommel " For the Motherland and Freedom" Opening: General Major Engineer Fr. r. Sabi Sabev, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Officers of the "Atlantic" Reserve

Joint event with the Atlantic Reserve Officers Union

The National Anthem of Hungary by Ferenc Erkel and the piece "Mourning Procession" by Ferenc Liszt performed by Angela Tosheva (piano)

Dyula Frommel was born in 1959 in Budapest. Former serviceman in the Hungarian Army, "officer candidate". The beginning of his creative maturation as an artist was set by the artist Pal Mijer from the Free University of Fine Arts in Seebegen and the graphic designer Renata Bröhme from the Academy of Design in Halle. He feels the greatest gratitude to the artist Adam Misch, his mentor, who taught him the art of non-figurative depiction. Since 1981, he regularly presents his works at solo and group exhibitions. He graduated from the "Management of Culture" speci alty at the Janus Panonius University in the city of Pécs. He is a member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists, legal successor of the Art Fund. Winner of the following awards: Commemorative Plaque "For Military Culture" (2010), Achievement Award of the Ministry of War (2008), II Award of "Army Brush" (2006), Medal of Honor, Bronze, "for contribution to cultural life in the army" (2005), 1st prize of the Motorola art competition (2000), creative scholarship for representatives of ethnic groups of the MNEK Foundation (2000), "Knight of Hungarian Culture" title (1999).

The exhibition will continue until March 29


March 7, Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Meeting-discussion of the audience with the actors of the play "John - Son of Thunder" (dir. Anton Radoslavov)

"From Galilee to Patmos" The Life of Saint John the Apostle - Biblical Texts and Historical Information

Meeting-discussion of the audience with the participants in the performance "John - the son of thunder" (dir. Anton Radoslavov)

They say the world is not a waiting room. So what are we doing and why are we here?

This is what John, the son of Zabedee, is asking himself and is looking for a way out of this station world, where everyone leaves when the train arrives, and the secret of the universe is hidden somewhere there - beyond the yellow line.

Years later, exiled to the island of Patmos, he recalls his life, his rebellion and his path through despair to hope and faith. A path that transforms him from the rebellious "son of thunder" into the Apostle of Love, as he is known to this day.


March 12, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Piano concert by Georgi Lekov on the occasion of the National Day of Hungary - March 15. In the program: works by Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Joseph Haydn, Frédéric Chopin and Claude Debussy

Entrance: Free!

Georgi Lekov was born in 1995. He started playing the piano at the age of 4. In 2002, he was admitted to the National Medical University "Lyubomir Pipkov", Sofia, in the piano class of Mariyana Shikova. He has been working with Emilia Kaneva since 2007.

Lekov has won numerous prizes at piano competitions in Bulgaria and Cyprus, including Grand Prix at the Sixth Liszt-Bartok Piano Competition, Sofia (2011), first prizes at: Third International Competition "Mila Mihailova", Varna (2012), the Ninth International Competition "German and Austrian Music" in Burgas (2011), the Fifth International Competition "Young Virtuosos" in Sofia (including the Special Award, 2009), the Third International Piano Competition "Schumann-Brahms" in Plovdiv (including and Special Award for Artistic Talent, 2008) and many others.others. Lekov is a four-time winner of the "Comunitas" Foundation scholarship under the "1000 scholarships" project, as well as a three-time winner of the "Lidia Kuteva" Young Artist Scholarship.

Lekov was a soloist of the "New Symphony Orchestra" under the direction of Cornelius Frowein (Germany), as well as of the "Youth Philharmonic" under the direction of Deyan Pavlov.

In 2011 and 2012, he participated in the International Chamber Music Festival "Musica Mundi" in Belgium. In 2011 and 2012, the pianist participated in the Sixth Music Festival and Academy in Beijing, China.


March 14, Thursday

Veliko Tarnovo - VTU "St. St. Cyril and Methodius"

Scientific conference "Hungarian studies in Bulgaria. Ten years of Hungarian language and culture lectureship at VTU" on the occasion of the Hungarian national holiday and the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian language lectureship at VTU

The conference was organized with the assistance of VTU "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", Embassy of Hungary in Bulgaria, SU "St. Kliment Ohridski" - speci alty "Hungarian Philology" and the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia at the Balashi Institute

Questions in the field of culture, history and literature of Hungary, mutual relations between Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as questions related to the teaching of the Hungarian language in Bulgaria


March 14, Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Meeting-discussion of the audience with the actors of the play "John - Son of Thunder" (dir. Anton Radoslavov)


March 20, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Hungarian Cultural Institute

"Многоклетка" – An evening by the actress Mariela Stancheva based on the stories of Lajos Nagy, Istvan Yorken, Karoi Sacconi and the music of Jan Tiersen, Alexandre Desplat, Ludovico Einaudi, Modest Mussorgsky and Michael Nieman.

Mariela Stancheva was born on 15.01.1986 in Varna. Graduated Acting at NATFIZ in 2011 in the class of Prof. Krasimir Spasov and Nikolay Lambrev-Mikhailovski. Until the end of 2012, he was part of the troupe of the Drama Theater "Stoyan Bachvarov", Varna. He is currently playing there in the performances "Urboleshka Tragedy" by D. Kovacevich, directed by D. Stoyanov; "American Roulette" by Al. Mardan, directed by K. Bandutov; "Don Juan or the love of geometry" by Max Frisch, directed by G. Mikhalkov.


March 25, Monday, 6 p.m.

Sofia – Hungarian Cultural Institute

Introducing writer-translator Endre Gombar

Endre Gombar, poet, writer, translator Born in Balashadyarmat. Translates mainly from Finnish, but also from Estonian, Swedish and Russian. In the period 1963-1967 he was a referent for the Scandinavian countries at the Institute for Cultural Relations, 1967-1991 – a member of the Mixed Hungarian-Finnish Cultural Commission, in 1978.is a candidate of literary sciences, 1989-1999 – defends a doctorate.

Books published: Reindeer Race (1981), In the Empire of the Midnight Sun (1981), Dear Little Maarit (1994), In God's Computer (1999), Sota on lappu (1999), War of the Ants (2006).

Most important awards: The Finnish Ponkala Foundation Literary Award (2002), Directorate General Publishing Award (1978), Hungarian Radio Award (1975), Bölloni Award (1992).


March 26, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Sofia – Hungarian Cultural Institute

"The Four Seasons" - a trilingual evening at Malko Teatro, Budapest, dedicated to the writer Sandor Marai with the participation of the actress Gabriela Hadzhikostova and the musician Nikolay Ivanov OM

This year, Kosice, Sandor Marai's hometown, is the European Capital of Culture

Shandor Marai (1900-1989) began his creative career as a poet, but is known above all for his prose and memoirs. The purity and elegance of his style, his bright ethical position, create a special atmosphere of nobility in his prose works. As a citizen of the world, he becomes a true defender of bourgeois values. In protest, he leaves Hungary, swearing that he will return only to a free Hungary. His later works were published in Hungary after the fall of communism.

Works (selection): "Confessions of a Bourgeois" (IC Stigmati), "The Candles Burn Out" (IC Stigmati), "Esther's Legacy", "The Four Seasons", "The Book of Herbs", Diaries.

Parts of the last three titles were published in the monthly programs of the Institute and in "Literary Gazette".

The actress Gabriela Hadzhikostova together with the director Istvan Nagy created her own theater formation in Budapest in 1996 under the name Malko teatro. The intention of the two creators is to create a theater formation in which they can create in accordance with their artistic taste, to experiment with stage forms according to their own creative limitlessness, to follow moral norms and values that they personally profess.

Malko teatro adamantly and consistently defends its independence, both artistically and structurally. Without being a slave to conventions, he crosses genre, language and formal boundaries, creates performances in Hungarian, Bulgarian and German.

Malko Teatro is a space for dialogue between arts and cultures that goes far beyond the borders of Budapest. Its performances combine tradition and innovation, authentic music, jazz and modern dance theater, visual arts and new media - this is how theater creates new forms and genres.

Nikolai Ivanov is a musician, composer, artist who mixes tradition and modernity, different genres and visual languages, makes musical experiments. In 1991, he created the first Bulgarian ethno-ambient group "OM" (OM Art Formation). "OM" use instruments and motifs from the Balkan tradition - tambura, kaval, tarambuka, bagpipes, singing; instruments from the East - sitar, tabla, ghatam, sass, throat eastern singing and mix them with acoustic guitar, piano, bass and electronic instruments, programming and samples. Over the years, many musicians have passed through the group, but the main idea engine remains its creator - Nikolay Ivanov. Om has participated in many Bulgarian and foreign music festivals. Nikolay Ivanov and the OM group have released over 15 albums.

Nikolay Ivanov has been a member of the troupe of Malko Teatro since 2009.


March 27, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Hungarian Cultural Institute

Presentation of the books " Ekaterina Yosifova in Bulgarian literature and culture" and " Ivan Tsanev in Bulgarian literature and culture" (Ed. Queen Mab, "New Bulgarian Studies" Department of the NBU)

Compiled by: Plamen Doinov

Lichnosti Library presents, through the words of the latest critics, emblematic figures from Bulgarian literature, who marked with their presence the era of the First (People's) Republic of Bulgaria (1946-1990) and the Second Bulgarian Republic (after 1990.). By following a clear critical commitment, with the will for integrity and truthfulness of literary history, the series projects the beginnings of the new canon of Bulgarian literature - the number of personalities who set its high meaning.

Ekaterina Yosifova (1941) today is perhaps the most definitive female presence in the alternative canon of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection places her work in two perspectives - literary-historical and operational-critical. Some of the texts emphasize the place of her poetry in Bulgarian literature in the second half of the 20th century, especially in the era of dominant social realism in the NRB, and the rest focus on the poet's latest works from the first decade of the 21st century, when she reached one of the most important contributions to the change of the Bulgarian poetic language.

Ivan Tsanev (1941) is the poet in the alternative canon, through whom Bulgarian poetry rereads and creatively assimilates the lyrical experience of Atanas Dalchev and the poets of the 40s. Already in the 1960s, the young poet offered his alternative to socialist realism as a reworking of this experience, achieving a new objectivity in the construction of a parallel being, which opposes the world of NRB dominated by increasingly perfidious violence and propaganda progress. Ivan Tsanev offers a speech through which the being itself speaks with all its voices, touching on an all-human ethics that undermines "socialist humanism". And all this - subordinated to one will for a masterpiece, with a demonstration of such masterful persistence over the exact verse, which Bulgarian literature has never known.

The book about Ivan Tsanev also includes the studios of Djord Sondi and Tosho Donchev.


March 28, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Sofia – Hungarian Cultural Institute

Presentation of the book of Marcel Proust " Against Saint-Beuve and Other Essays" (translated from French by Julian Gillieve, Ergo Publishing, Sofia, 2012)

Presented by: Tony Nikolov

With the participation of the violinist Ivan Krastev

Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist. A prominent exponent of modernism in early twentieth-century literature, he is best known for his monumental multi-volume novel In Tracks of Lost Time, published between 1913 and 1927.

National holiday of Hungary – March 15 The revolution and liberation struggle of 1848-1849 is one of the most significant events in the recent history of Hungary. With social reforms, it marks the beginning of civil change. It is an organic part of the revolutionary wave that swept Europe in 1848. It was extinguished only after the intervention of Tsarist Russia.

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