Ongoing Ardenza Projects


Ardenza Premieres

encouraging the creation and performance of new solo and chamber works by (not only) Bulgarian composers

New works premiered to date:​



Gheorghi Arnaoudov    Barocus ex machina - triple concerto for harpsichord, fortepiano, and piano (2014)

Victor Chuchkov            Winter Lullaby for piano (2014)

Gheorghi Arnaoudov    Lullabies I, II, III (2014)

Petros Ovsepyan          Stilled for mixed ensemble (11 players) (2013)

Velislav Zaimov             Sonata for trombone and cello (2013)



Parashkev Hadjiev centennial tributes (2012) by

   Gheorghi Arnaoudov

   Atanas Atanassov

   Ventzislav Dikov
Martin Georgiev

   Tsenko Minkin
   Borislava Taneva
   Velislav Zaimov

John Cage centennial tributes (2012) by

   Tsvetana Ivanova
   Mihail Goleminov
   Andrian Pervasov
   Roumen Balyozov

Artin Potourlian               Suite of five piano pieces (2011)
Dragomir Yossifov         Rothko Echoes for voice and keyboards (2011)
Stefania de Kenessey   Mirages for voice and piano (2011)
Gheorghi Arnaoudov     Cello Songs for voice and cello (2011)
Ventzislav Dikov              Suite for cello and pre-recorded sound (2011)
Mihail Goleminov           Cyclops for instrumentalist, video-camera, computer (2011)
Roumen Balyozov          Capriccio per Geoffrey Dean for solo cello (2011)


Paul Elwood                    Dry and Dusty for banjo, tamboura and string ensemble (2010)
Valeri Dimchev                Memory of Plovdiv for tamboura and string ensemble (2010)


Balyozov/Goleminov/Pervazov/Tsenova (collectively composed):
                                           Party Pieces II for mixed ensemble (2009)


Mihail Goleminov           Sound Shredder for piano trio and live electronics (2008)
Artin Potourlian               Epitaph in memory of Lazar Nikolov for piano trio (2007)

Vocal Visions Series at the AmBul Festival (2007-)
furthering the art of chamber singing through innovative performance

Charles Ives Song Book (2007)
  First performances in Bulgaria of Charles Ives songs

  with Nellie Koycheva, mezzosoprano and Nadezhda Kuzmanova, piano

A Century in American Song (2008) 
  with Amy Jarman, soprano (USA) and Mario Angelov, piano


Balkans and Beyond: Women’s Voices (2009)
  with Susan Brownfield, soprano (USA) and Daniela Dikova, piano


Florestan and Eusebius: Barber meets Stoyanov (2010)
  First Bulgarian performances of early Samuel Barber songs
  with Susan Brownfield, soprano (USA) and Daniela Dikova, piano

Florestan Recital Project (2011)
  Stefania de Kenessey world premiere, Libby Larsen Bulgarian premiere

  with soprano Susan Brownfield (USA), baritone Aaron Engebreth (USA)

  and pianists Alison d'Amato (USA) and Daniela Dikova


Bulgarian Song Project (2012)
  World premieres of songs by 7 contemporary Bulgarian composers,

  inspired by songs of Parashkev Hadjiev
  with Elena Baramova and Rossitsa Grigorova, soprano and Daniela Dikova, piano

Bulgarian Anniversary Series (2008-)
Presenting music of important Bulgarian composers such as

  Marin Goleminov in honor of  birth centennial, 2008

  Dimiter Christoff in honor of 75th birthday, 2008

  Vassil Kazandjiev in honor of 75th birthday, 2009

  Andrey Stoyanov in honor of 120th birth anniversary, 2010

  Dimiter Nenov in honor of 110th birth anniversary, 2011

  Blago Simeonov in honor of return to Bulgaria, 2011

  Lazar Nikolov in honor of 90th birth anniversary, 2012
  Parashkev Hadjiev in honor of  birth centennial, 2012