The island is home to many expats and an event tonight will turn the spotlight on Cyprus’ Bulgarian community. On March 3, Bulgaria celebrates its liberation from the Ottoman Empire and its rule, which lasted five centuries. On that day in 1878, at Saint Stephanos church near Constantinople, a peace treaty was signed, which ended the Turko-Russian war. A musical event tonight honours this historical moment.
To celebrate Bulgaria’s Liberation Day, The International School of Paphos (ISOP) has organised the event at 7pm under the auspices of the embassy of Bulgaria and with the support of the Music Lyceum of Paphos.
A piano concert which will take place in the Events Hall of Archbishop Makarios III Lyceum, will host the laureates of the Fifth International Andrei Stoyanov Competition, which took place in Sofia two months ago and where important prizes were awarded to participants from Cyprus.
The virtuoso pianist Prof Dr Rostislav Yovchev will make a guest appearance at the event with his performance of Toccata by Pancho Vladigerov, while the audience will also have the opportunity to listen to 15 young performers from ISOP and the Music Lyceum executing pieces by Chopin, Debussy, Stoyanov, Kabalenski and others. The performing students won gold and silver medals at the competition in Sofia and now are ready to share their musical passion in honour of Bulgaria.
Celebrating the Liberation Day of Bulgaria
Piano recital by award-winning students from The International School of Paphos and the Music Lyceum with pianist Prof. Dr. Rostislav Yovchev. March 1. Events Hall of Archbishop Makarios III Lyceum, Paphos. 7pm. Free. Tel: 26-821700