FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
Wladigeroff Brothers with friends

Wladigeroff Brothers with friends


14. 7. 2017 at 20:30
Bled Festival Hall



The Wladigeroff brothers come from a Bulgaria‘s celebrated musical family. Before perfecting their art of music in Vienna the twin studied at the Music Academy in Sofia named after their grandfather, the famous Bulgarian composer Pancho Wladigeroff (1899 - 1978).  Alexander (trumpet, flugelhorn, piano) and Constantine (piano, clarinet, composition) combine family musical tradition and lightness of musical talent. 

Alexander Alexandrov Wladigeroff was born on in 1978 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He began playing the trumpet at the age of 9.

Education:
- 1997 - Graduation from the National Music High School
"L.Pipkov”,Sofia.
- 1997 - Admission to the National Academy of Music "P. Wladigeroff”,
Jazz Department – Trumpet.
- 1998 - Admission to The University of Music, Vienna to the
preparative composition class by Prof. Lauermann.
- 1999 - Admission at The Academy of Music, Vienna, majoring Jazz
Trumpet by Prof. R. Politzer, M. Holzhacker.
- June 2004 - Final examination in Jazz Trumpet at the Academy of
Music, Vienna.
- Dec 2004 - Admission at the "Royal Academy of Music"- London
(Postgraduate Class Jazz Trumpet, Prof. Gerard Presencer).
- June 2005 - Diploma examination for Jazz Trumpet pedagogic at the
Academy of Music, Vienna.

Worked with musicians like:
Konstantin Wladigeroff, Red Holloway, Jim Galloway, H. Senger, Carole Alston , Wolfgang Puschnick, Achim Tang, Hans Strasser, Karl Ritter, Ostbahn Kurt, Peter Maffay, Christoph Peichina, Christoph Helm, Kadero Ray, Linley Marthe, Silvio Berger, Otmar Klien, Georg Graf, Peter Rosmanith, Klaus Gessing, Klaus Dickbauer, Craig Handy, Hector Martignon, Roberto Quintero, Milcho Leviev, Flip Philipp, Georg Breinschmid, Otto Lechner, Stoyan Yankoulov, Peter Herbert, Georgi Kurnazov, Antoni Donchev, Teodossi Spassov, Anatoly Vapirov, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Vlada Blum, Vladimir Karparov, Juan Garcia-Herreros „Snow Owl", Daniel Mesquita, Dimitar Karamfilov, Karol Hodas, Dušan Novakov, Boghidar Sotiroff, Andrey Prozorov, Peter Slavov, Janice Kern, Melissa Coleman, Linda Mancheva, Miloš Todorovski, Philipp Moosbrugger, Vassil Petrov, Lorenzo Ferrero, Ivaylo Delivichev and many more ….

Konstantin Alexandrov Wladigeroff took his first piano lesson at the age of 5, and started playing the clarinet when hewas 9 years old. Konstantin began his music education at the National Music High School "L. Pipkov”, Sofia. His majors were piano by Prof. Maria Warbanova and clarinet by Prof. Ilya Iliev and Prof. Borislav Yotsov.

Education:
- 1997 - Graduation from the National Music High School "L. Pipkov”, Sofia.
-1997-1998 - A course of studies at the National Academy of Music "P.
Wladigeroff”, Sofia; principal study- clarinet by Prof. D. Dimitrov.
- 1998 – 1999 - Studied at The University of Music, Vienna at the preparation
composition class by Prof. Lauermann.
- 2000 - 2002 -Studied at the Music Conservatorium J.M.Hauer , Wiener
Neustadt ( A), Jazz Piano by Prof. R.M.Weiss
-1999 - Began his course of studies at the Academy of Music, Vienna, majoring in
Jazz Saxophone by Prof. W.Quarda and Prof. Th.Huber
and Jazz Piano by Prof. R.Wilfer and Prof. Oliver Kent

Awards:
- 2002 - First award at the Fidelio Competition with his Jazz-Trio "Wladigeroff".
- 2003 - First award at the Fidelio Competition with his brother Alexander
Wladigeroff- Jazz-Duo.

Worked with musicians like:
Milcho Leviev, Flip Philipp, Georg Breinschmid, Otto Lechner, Stoyan Yankoulov, Roberto Quintero,Peter Herbert, Vladimir Karparo, Juan Garcia-Herreros, Snow Owl", Daniel Mesquita, Dimitar Karamfilov, Karol Hodas, Dušan Novakov, Boghidar Sotiroff, Vladimir
Kostadinovic, Andrey Prozorov, Peter Slavov, Janice Kern, Melissa Coleman, Linda Mancheva,
Miloš Todorovski, Philipp Moosbrugger, Vassil Petrov, Lorenzo Ferrero, Ivaylo Delivichev.

CD's (brothers Wladigeroff)
CD Release 2007 - " Wanderer In Love" ( Extraplatte- Vienna )
CD Release 2008 /2009 - " First Opuses " - music composed by:
Alexander P. Wladigeroff ( 1933 - 1993 )
CD Release 2011 - " For The Greatest And Little Things " ( Holophon )
CD Release 2014 - " Dreaming Of Dreams " ( Home Music )
CD Release 2014 - " Dedicated Sounds " ( Red P Music )

Recent concerts (2015):
- 2 April: Premiere „ Die Macht der Finsternis" (written by: Leo Tolstoi) - Akademietheater, Vienna
- 29 April: Concert International Competition „ Pantcho Wladigeroff „ - Shumen (BG ) - Performed by : Wladigeroff Brothers & Hristo Popov & Stoyan Yankoulov
- 5 June: Concert with Wladigeroff Brothers Trio/Музикални Празници "Златната Диана", Yambol (BG )
- June: Concert „Летний вечер в стиле джаза „(One Sumer Jazz Night) - Performed by Wladigeroff Brothers - Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow
-26 November: Concert (featured Wladigeroff Brothers) „ Uno. Due . Tre" - Gläserner Saal - Musikverein, Vienna



Stoyan Yankoulov


Stoyan Yankoulov is a Bulgarian percussionist and drummer. He graduated from the musical school "Lyubomir Pipkov" in Sofia and then from the State Musical Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" majoring in percussion instruments. He was accepted in the Big Band of the Bulgarian National Radio. Stoyan Yankoulov is an exceptional instrumentalist with enviable artistic biography. He participate in jazz, pop, rock projects, as well as in folklore ensembles and fusion bands, festivals and concerts in Europe, Asia, Canada, USA, Japan. Yankoulov has played with Bobby McFerrin, Juan Garcia-Herreros, Roberto Quintero, Hector Martignon, Theodosii Spasov, Ivo Papazov, etc. He also work as a studio musician.

Yankoulov is a laureate of numerous jazz awards for his contribution in the field of art and the presentation of the Bulgarian culture in the world. Music critics claim his style of playing is unique since he manages to interpret the orchestral sound of percussion instruments and leaves the listener with the impression that more than one percussionist is playing.

His international popularity also includes participation in the Eurovision song contest 2007 in duet with the singer Elitsa Todorova and finishing in 5th place in the final with the song "Voda" /"Water"/.
Yankoulov breaks and stretches the traditional way of playing drums, tupan, percussion by applying new techniques and non-standard musical ideas. Combining authentic folklore with new ways of expression with percussion instruments Stoyan Yankoulov reveals the unlimited variety and emotional intensity of the unique Bulgarian culture.



Navid Djawadi

Austro-Iranian bass player Navid Djawadi was born in Klosterneuburg/Austria and studied double bass at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He graduated in the year 2016 after his studies with Gina Schwarz, Albert Kreuzer and Juan-Garcia Herreros and has since then played his part in the Viennese Jazz and World-Music scene with performances and collaborations with Andy Middleton, Alp Bora, Paul Urbanek, Roman Schwaller, Erwin Schmidt, Daniel Nösig, Martin Fuss, Alexander & Konstantin Wladigeroff, Stoyan Yankoulov, Teona Mosia, Elias Meiri, Heinz v. Herrmann, Caspar Richter, Marika Lichter, Michael Bublé, Markus Geiselhart, Horst-Michael Schaffer, Elemotho, Aminata Seydi and others.

Konstantin Wladigeroff: piano, composer
Alexander Wladigeroff: trumpet, flugelhorn, composer
Navid Djawadi: double bass 
Stoyan Yankoulov: drums, percussion



 
„The Rag Waltz Time" (Enja Records, 2017) , the new album of Bulgarian twin brothers Konstantin and Alexander Wladigeroff, is spiced with swing- balkan - jazz  and folk-alike sounds. The release has in addition a fanciful nimbus with beats of melodious voices and attention-getting strings picks. 

Their compositions are brilliantly achieved coating amazing horn sounds with odd Bulgarian rhythms, sustaining curls of vibrant piano keys, nicely wooden flute and bass & brass grooves. 

The stylish lines of Konstantin Wladigeroff's piano floating all along are marked by the charming chords of the guitar bops and the vocals .

Sometimes the music is ethnic-alike then alters into an upbeat velocity that has an energy liken to Gipsy- swing, Brass Grooves . The whole bodywork displays exquisite tenor reeds ,violoncello , wooden flute ,trumpet  striking by their nuances that create wonderful melodies.

The very catchy tunes are formed by an artful combination of Bulgarian folk -  sounds cleverly calling-to-be a very delectable roller coaster of rhythms. The Wladigeroff proved once again why they are among the most talented artists. "The Rag Waltz Time" is a fantastic album from beginning to end.

 The 7 original compositions of the latest album of Wladigeroff Brothers "The Rag Waltz Time" in 2016 shows its unmistakable own touch. They call it "a soundtrack for the listener's imagination." They deliberately flirt on this album with Swing & Jazz & Balkan sounds and modern grooves. 

Boris Pasternak said that "talent in the highest, broadest sense is a gift of life is.
...."With the feel-good album "The Rag Waltz Time" share the Wladigeroff Brothers once again their unique musical talents with us their joy of life and energy, and we take their generous gift of love." Reneé Gadsden


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