Piano Spheres Satellite Artists concert at Boston Court on October 26

Milen Kirov will present his first solo recital of the fall as a part of the acclaimed Piano Spheres Satellite Artist series at Boston Court in Pasadena. This concert willl feature US and world premieres of Milen’s latest works, as well as older compositions and new arrangements of traditional Bulgarian music. There will be a pre-concert talk beginning at 7pm.

Tickets: $10
FREE for students with valid ID!
October 26
Pre-concert talk: 7pm
Concert: 8pm
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena
Tickets: http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/358/milen-kirov

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Milen is a Yamaha Artist!

I am excited and humbled to announce that I have accepted the invitation to become a Yamaha artist. Yamaha’s innovation, high standards, and quality instruments are a perfect match for my artistic vision and eclectic career as a pianist, composer, producer, and educator. The ultraresponsive and precise piano action is tailor-made for my fast polyrhythmic structures, while the beautiful rich sound is ideal for my ornamented melodic style and polyphonic textures. The cutting-edge synthesizers and music production tools are also an important addition to my performances, teaching, and studio work. I am very excited to be associated with Yamaha and am looking forward to a fruitful and dynamic partnership!

 

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“Tonus Peregrinus” Tour announced

This June, Milen Kirov will be touring Germany and Austria with brand new music which will be recorded in July at the Penderecki Hall in Radom, Poland for the London-based ICSM Records. In Hamburg Milen will be joined on stage by Rumyana Yankova (violin) for the premiere of a brand new work, and in Vienna, Milen will present his brand new project “Duo BalkanTourist” with flutist Boris Lipov. For more information, visit the “Concerts” section of this page.

Flyer Tour 2017

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Milen leads “Orkestar MÉZÉ” back onto the stage!

After a 15-month hiatus, Milen Kirov will lead his 11-piece “Orkestar MÉZÉ” back onto the stage with a 2.5 hour show of classic Peasant Funk and brand new material. This not-to-be-missed show will be presented at the best LA club for creative new music – The Blue Whale!

April 20, 9pm
21 and over
Tickets: $15
Students: $10
http://www.bluewhalemusic.com/

MEZE on truck

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Performing “Dirtsong” with Black Arm Band on February 15 in Los Angeles

On September 15, I will be performing at Royce Hall (UCLA) with the celebrated indigenous music group Black Arm Band, unveiling the fascinating story of their heritage, language and homeland offering connection to the aboriginal heritage of Australia – a side seldom seen by the wider world. “Dirtsong” is a journey through vast landscapes, songlines and aboriginal communities. Musicians from all over Australia, from rainforests, deserts, coastal towns and inner cities, share the vibrancy of their cultures. Singing in eleven languages, the songs give a human voice to these stories, as visuals by Melbourne’s Daybreak Films provide an rare opportunity to observe the communities in their own settings and their abiding sense of responsibility to the natural world and their spiritual lands.

For tickets: http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/black_arm_band_2017

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Fall 2016

p1020527After a very successful summer of concerts throughout Europe (and Los Angeles), I got back to Southern California for the Fall semester and my new position as an Assistant Professor of Music at Los Angeles City College. Besides with teaching, I was busy with playing a few concerts in Los Angeles through the end of the year, as well as working on new music and booking dates for 2017.

Here are some sights and sounds from the past few months…

 

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Solo Piano Tour Summer 2016

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May 24 | Los Angeles (California) at Thayer Hall, Colburn School, 8pm FREE http://www.colburnschool.edu/

June 9 | Plovdiv (Bulgaria) at BeeBop Cafe https://www.facebook.com/BeeBopCafe/

June 17 | Varna (Bulgaria) at Radio Varna Concert Hall, 8pm

June 26 | Bremen (Germany) at the Focke Museum, 5pm http://www.focke-museum.de/

June 28 | Hamburg (Germany) at Tschaikowsky Saal, 8pm http://tschaikowsky-saal.de/

July 1 | Vienna (Austria) at the Crypt of Peterskirche, 7pm

https://www.wien-ticket.at/de/ticket/35673/milen-kirov-between-east-and-west-krypta-der-peterskirche-krypta-der-peterskirche-wien

 

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Adjudicating at the 2015 Bolognini Piano Competition

Spent the last two days listening to some very talented young pianists, while adjudicating at the Bolognini Piano Competition. It was such an honor and pleasure! Bolognini

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FREE download of “Love Revolution (feat. Ellis Hall)” by Orkestar MÉZÉ

The hit-single by Orkestar MÉZÉ “Love Revolution” featuring The Ambassador of Soul Mr. Ellis Hall was just released! It already gathered the attention of a few radio stations in Bulgaria that quickly added it to their playlists. I am sure there are more to follow… And the best part is that you can download for FREE (see below)! Enjoy it, spread the word about it, request it from your favorite radio station if you feel so moved!

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Orkestar MÉZÉ’s new single “Love Revolution (feat. Ellis Hall)” to be released on Tuesday, December 9th!

The long-awaited single “Love Revolution (feat. Ellis Hall)” from the upcoming record by Orkestar MÉZÉ will be officially released on Tuesday, December 9th! It will be available as a FREE download for a limited time on http://orkestarmeze.com/ as well as on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and other digital music retailers.
The song features the amazing voice and funky keys of The Ambassador of Soul Mr. Ellis Hall and was inspired by the recent events happening all over the world as people are standing up for their rights and for their search for a better life.

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