" The outstandingly gifted Bulgarian guitarist George Vassilev gave an inspiring programme at Purcell Room to a large and enthusiastic audience.
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.
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.
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.
Boyanka Arnaudova /Magazine "Kultura"/ Bulgaria
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.
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"