Ivan Varimezov is an outstanding exponent of the Bulgarian Gaida (bagpipe) and an exceptional teacher of the Bulgarian musical tradition in general.
In this seminar he will focus on aspects of the Bulgarian musical repertoire, highlighting the various styles from different regions of Bulgaria.
This seminar is open to students of all instruments as well as to students of the Bulgarian Gaida itself.
Necessary level for the participation to the seminar:
•Basic knowledge level
•Instrument centered seminar (any instrument)
Ivan Varimezov, was born in Bulgaria and received a B.A. degree in folk instrument performance and ensemble conducting from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv. Raised in the traditions of his native region of Strandzha, he is one of the most outstanding gaida (bagpipe) players of his generation, and he has many solo recordings and awards to his name. During the 1980s he was the director of the instrumental ensemble of a regional professional ensemble of folk song and dance in the town of Pazardzhik. During the 1990s he moved to Sofia to become the soloist with the orchestra of folk instruments at Radio and Television Sofia, a position occupied for twenty-five years by his famous uncle, Kostadin Varimezov. He went to the U.S. in 2001 to teach at UCLA.
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