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George Vassilev

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and George Vassilev - ..., 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
and George Vassilev - Guitar Producer: Daniel Denholm/ Ref. MHR1/ 2005 Mulberry Hill Recordings Ltd, Australia
This writer was lucky enough to be in a prime listening position at the Sydney Opera House when this extraordinary music was performed by maestro Richard Tognetti and his group of outstanding musicians [James Crabb (classical accordion), Benjamin Martin (piano), Maxime Bibeau (double bass) and George Vassilev (guitar)]."
Viktor Vidovic - Links, 11 Feb 2011 [cached]
Guitarist George Vassilev
GuitarTube - accomplished guitar players, 6 Feb 2012 [cached]
George Vassilev
" The outstandingly gifted Bulgarian ..., 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
" The outstandingly gifted Bulgarian guitarist George Vassilev gave an inspiring programme at Purcell Room to a large and enthusiastic audience. He began with Bach's Lute Suite BWV 996, played with superb musicianship and style, which was followed by Rodrigo's "Invocation y Danza", also mesmerisingly played. ... Leo Brouwer's "El Decameron Negro", a Suite of three character piece, brought this excellent LACCS-promoted recital to a splendid conclusion. George Vassilev is both a fine guitarist and most musicianly artist; I look forward to welcoming him to London again soon".
"George Vassilev is a brilliant musician who is presenting us a richly expressive and deep interior discours. With his excellent interpretation he is showing us the thousand sound resources of his guitar and is doing this in a particularly seductive manner"
With accordionist James Crabb taking on the bandoneon parts, violinist Richard Tognetti, guitarist George Vassilev, pianist Benjamin Martin and ACO bassist Maxime Bibeau throw themselves into the Piazzolla classics with gusto.
"Emouvant a chaque prestation, le bulgare George Vassilev ... a su nous toucher chaque fois droit au coeur. Son jeu est sensible, son vibrato sert constamment un legato soutenu - qualite qui se fait rare!
"Bulgarian guitarist George Vassilev brought a light touch, secure technique and imaginatively selected program to the Marlow Guitar Series Saturday night at Westmoreland Congregational Church.
Vassilev has turned out his instrument into a confessor of a deeply sensitive, tender human substance. I apprehended him as a troubadour of the 20th century, carrying us towards another forgotten type of emotions and aspirations of the soul. He is magnificent!"
Boyanka Arnaudova /Magazine "Kultura"/ Bulgaria
"George Vassilev plays the guitar with virtuosity and a rich and intensive sound that suits the famous spanish rhythms.
" Bulgarian guitarist George Vassilev opened the new season Friday night quietly and with no superfluous gestures.
In the case of Vassilev, it proved he can show boat, but he really doesn't need to".
" Bulgaria has clearly produced a top-notch classical guitarist in George Vassilev."
Nottingam Evening Post/ Great Britain
"More than 10 minutes the electrified audience (in the Drama theater) applauded the performence of the guitar player George Vassilev.
" ... for his debut concert in Kastelskirken Bulgarian guitarist George Vassilev (born 1966) had put together a most exciting and varied programme.
Vassilev played as if it was Life itself that he held in his hands with a passion and technique that concert audiences only rarely get the opportunity to enjoy and his performance that included two encores ended in a well deserved standing ovation.
"George Vassilev's intense and very musical expression gives his interpretation the intelligence and the sensibility of the great musician"
Considered as guitarist with unique ..., 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
Considered as guitarist with unique artistry, musical approach and mastery on his instrument, George Vassilev was born in Bulgaria in 1966. He started his guitar studies with Lijuben Haralambiev in Varna. In 1987 he continued his development at the Kiev Conservatory in Ukraine with N. Mikhailenko.
George Vassilev has performed in prestigious music venues worldwide, including the St-Peterburg's Hermitage, Opera House, Sydney, Royal Festival Hall, London, Victoria Hall, Geneva, New Opera House, Copenhagen, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Waterfront Hall, Belfast among others. As a soloist, G. Vassilev has been invited to collaborate with concerts managers such as The Springboard Concert Trust, LACCS and IMG Artists in U.K., "Georg Horthagel's Konzertdirektion" in Germany and has performed with orchestras, such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Italy, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the St. Petersburg Hermitage Chamber Orchestra, the Sofia State Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and others. While pursuing his solo activities he has always found great inspiration in chamber music through different variety of genres - from renaissance and baroque to tango, jazz and electroacoustic music. His eclectic personality and cosmopolitan artistic interests involved him in projects, which constantly cross stylistic borders, exploring new horizons and relations between music, sound, images, lights, movements or dance.
George Vassilev is often sought after for collaboration as a chamber musician as well. He has given concerts throughout Europe, Brazil, the United States and Australia with many world-renowned musicians, such as Michel Tirabosco, James Crabb, Richard Toghetti, Christophe Fellay, Ejnar Kanding, Brigitte Fournier, André Ducret, Stéphane Chapuis, Emmanuel Pahud and others.
Recording is an activity for which George Vassilev shows particular interest. Apart for Radio broadcast and TV, he often takes part in studio projects with modern or experimental music. His has released 12 CD's (2 solo), distributed by companies such as Fidesson, Artlab, Swiss Radio International, Switzerland, Mega Sofia, Bulgaria, IMUK, Denmark, MHR, Australia or by his own label GV Records.
George Vassilev lead the guitar class for superior and post graduate studies at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Campus of Sion (HEMU), Switzerland.
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