Venera Bojkova - Pianist

Venera Bojkova - Chamber Music

The Vladigerov Trio

Lucy Jeal -violin, Alexander Somov - 'cello and Venera Bojkova - piano

The trio has given annual recitals at the Allendale Festival in Northumberland, as well as many venues throughout the north of England including the Sage Gateshead. They have performed trios by Beethoven, Dvorak,

Lucy Jeal was the youngest performer chosen by BBC Radio 3 to play in their 1995 "Young Artists' Forum" recorded concerts. at the National Portrait Gallery. Lucy has played with Alfred Brendel throughout Europe and in Japan and was a young artist for the Countess of Munster Trust in 1991 and 2000. Lucy has also performed as a concert soloist throughout the UK and in Moscow, and she has given recitals for many music societies in the UK and Germany. She was a member of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Sasho Somov studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has won several national competitions. He has performed to critical acclaim concertos by Dvorak, Schumann, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms, Gulda and Turnage, with orchestras including the Philharmonia, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, Stadtkapelle Achern and the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony. He was the Principal cellist of the Royal Northern Sinfonia from 2000 and in 2006 took up the position of Violoncelle Super Soliste of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Va i Ve Piano Duo

Valentina Seferinova and Venera Bojkova - piano

Va i Ve have performed throughout the United Kingdom, both on two pianos and as a piano duet. Their repertoire includes Rachmaninov, Benjamin Britten, Liszt, Henryk Pachulski, transcriptions and original works by Bulgarian composers and Piazolla. Both Valentina and Venera were students Liubomir Dinolov in Sofia, one of Bulgaria's foremost pianists and their performances represent a uniquely conjoined vision of some of the major repertoire for two pianos.

Valentina Seferinova was born in Vidin, in Bulgaria. Recognised as a child prodigy, she gave solo recitals and played with many different chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras from an early age. As well as numerous concert appearances, both solo and orchestral, in Bulgaria, Valentina has performed in Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. She also plays and records frequently for Bulgarian National Radio and Television. She has released CDs of of music by Joachim Raff, Zygmunt Noskowski, Ludomir Rozycki and the first performance of Salomon Jadassohn's First Piano Concerto with the Karelia State Philharmonic Orchestra. She also gave the first modern performance of Dorothy Howells' Piano Concerto with the Orion Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, London