Archive for January, 2018

Concert at St. Martin’s Cathedral

January 30, 2018

On the occasion of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra concert is not to be missed on 30 January 2018 at St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. Organisers: The Bulgarian Embassy in Slovakia and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute.

The Program:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Fantazia and Fugue in G dur
  • Marin Goleminov – Harvest and Dance (from Miniatures for String Orchestra)
  • Franz Peter Schubert  – Der Tod und das Mädchen

Image courtesy: Bulgarian Cultural Institute

On the Road

January 30, 2018

I had the pleasure and honour to attend Mario Nikolov’s exhibition “On the Road ” at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Bratislava on 23 January 2018 and meet the artist in person on the road. Most of the exhibits were a brilliant metaphor of the temptation to go – towards oneself, the world, and life.

Mario Nikolov “Street”, Bratislava

Ivan Vazov – Vazovova street

January 24, 2018

Ivan Vazov (1850-1921), the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature, was a poet, novelist and playwright. In 1917 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature.

“What Is A Poet’s Soul Like
A tight and chiming string
that resounds to anything—
a single stroke or evil blow—
always by the same rondo.” [Translation: Yavor Dimitrov]

Living in Bratislava on Vazovova street, named after him, feels indeed homey.

Danubiana

January 21, 2018

Danubiana – the youngest museum of modern art is on the edge of a peninsula in the vicinity of Bratislava. The River Danube has lent the museum its name and the rest is the result of the enthusiasm and initiative of the Slovak gallery owner Dr. Vincent Polakovič and the Dutch collector and art patron Gerard H. Meulensteen. The place is a unique symbiosis of works of art, modern architecture and nature.

Tripoint in Bratislava

January 20, 2018

A sculpture park at the point where Austria, Hungary and Slovakia verge. Excellent place for picnic in the summer where 3 people can be sitting in 3 different countries. Here are some directions how to get there.

Be Free Tours Bratislava

January 14, 2018

What makes a city even more charming on a freezing winter day is when you walk through it with a charming and knowledgeable guide – in my case this was Lucia Ertlova from Be Free Tours Bratislava.

Getting to know the history and sights of any place is great, but getting to know the people is even greater. It was an amazing walking adventure. Can’t wait to do more such tours around this fascinating city of many faces. Big thanks, Lucia! Big thanks, Bratislava! Ďakujem!