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The Music of Europe – Amael Piano Trio in Sofia

Amael Piano Trio in Sofia: Amael Piano Trio very successful performed at Bulgaria Chamber Music Hall of Sofia Philharmonic with works of Slovenian composers.

Amael Piano Trio was invited as representative of Slovenia to perform at  The Music of Europe‚Sofia Philharmonic

Amael Piano Trio at Bulgaria Concert Complex of Sofia Philharmonic in Sofia – April 30 2018

“The Music of Europe” is a series of 28 concerts featuring the music of the 28 member states of the European Union.The concerts of “The Music of Europe”-Series will take place in the chamber hall “Bulgaria” at 19:00 every Monday from January to June 2018, during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The music of Europe Festival – Link

The Music of Europe – Amael Piano Trio

The Music of Europe: Slovenia

Volodja Balzalorsky, violin
Damir Hamidullin, cello
Zoltan Peter, piano

Works by Slovenian composers:
Lucijan Marija Skerjanc (1900 -1973)
Maestoso Lugubre
for piano trio
Lucijan Marija Skerjanc (1900 -1973)
Nocturno No.1 for piano solo

Marija Lipovšek (1910 / 1995)
Ballade for cello and piano

Janez Matičič –
Air for violin and piano

Nenad Firšt (1964)
Something Wild (1986) for violin solo
Peter Kopač (1949)
Inivitabiity (2009) for piano trio

Milko Lazar (1965)
Five short pieces for piano trio (2001)
Allegro, Largo lamento, Allegro moderato, Largo mistico, Allegro maestoso
Dedicated to Amael Piano Trio

‚The Music of Europe‚ is a series of 28 concerts featuring the music of the 28 member states of the European Union.

The Music of Europe: More info


The Amael Piano Trio was founded by three very accomplished artists, who, individually, have backgrounds as prominent soloists and chamber musicians.

All three artists, the pianist, Peter Zoltan, the violinist, Volodja Balzalorsky and the cellist Damir Hamidullin, have performed internationally as guests of numerous music festivals and cycles, and as soloists with many orchestras.

Individually, as well, they have also created multiple CD,s and have made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings throughout Europe and in the USA and Asia.

The trio has 18 years of successful performances in a variety of venues, concert series, and festivals including: Universal Affair at Carnegie Hall and Spectrum Ferstival at Carnegie Hall in New York.

They also performed at festival and concert series such as The Forge Concert Series in London, Grieg Festival in Bergen, Mask Fest in San Mario, Nuovi Spazi Musicali and Festival of Nations in Rome, Festival Spectrum at Gasteig in Munich, Forfest in Kromeriz, Tallin Chamber Music Festival, ISARTI festival in Kaunas, Urbino Chamber Music Series; Foyer Europeqn Chamber Music Seies, Kolarc Chamber Music Podium in Belgrade, Festival NIMUS in Nis, MAG festival Split.

Concert of Amael Piano Trio are often awarded with standing ovations.

They performed also at Festival at Chateau Bystrice pod Hostynem, CZ, Ljubljana Festival, Bled Festival, Pucisca Summer Festival, Bol Summer Festival, performance at Cankarjev Dom (the most important cultural centre in Slovenia), the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Radenci, Summer Music Festival of Hvar (Croatia), International concert series of Zemono, The Spectrum Festival etc.

The Amael Trio has achieved the status of being among the most sought after chamber groups in Slovenia. In addition to performing known traditional trio literature from various style epochs, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and to the promotion, internationally, of Slovenian composers of piano trio literature.



Pianist Zoltan PETER was born in Vojvodina. He attended the Secondary School of Music in Subotica (directed by Marija Sekelj) and then went on to study under Professor Arbo Valdma at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. His formal study was completed of the piano at the Ljubljana Academy of Music.

As a soloist, chamber musician and piano accompanist for many excellent musicians of the highest level from both the younger and older generations, he has been a guest performer in Italy, Hungary, the former Soviet Union, Germany and Switzerland, and well as at festivals of contemporary music.

As a soloist with orchestra, he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Igor Gjadrov, Simon Robinson, Berislav Skenderović, Hermann Ostendarp, Guido Mancuzzi, George Pehlivanian, Paul Hoskins, En Shao and others.


Volodja Balzalorsky is internationally acclaimed violinist.

He is Two Time Winner of Independent Music Awards 2014 – on receiving top honors in the Live Performance EP category for Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D Minor with the pianist Hinko Haas, and Vox Pop Independent Music Award 2014 for Debussy Violin Sonata performing with the pianist Christoph Theiler.

He was also Four-Time Nominee of IMAs 2014.

Volodja Balzalorsky is recipient of several further international music awards such as The Hollywood Music in Media Award, The Inland Empire Music Award, The Ontario Independent Music Award, The Canary Island Music Award, Julij Betetto Music Award.

Numerous highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD and TV recordings in various countries have established his reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent, and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.


Cellist Damir Hamidullin is a virtuoso soloist and an excellent representative of the famous Russian cello school.
He is first solo cellist of the National Opera House in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and a member of the Amael piano trio.
He performs throughout Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
He has played as a soloist many times with the Kazan Philharmonic Damir Hamidulin
and with other symphonic and chamber orchestras in Russia and in

He plays all the famous concertos on his instrument: Haydn, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

He has also been guest artist at various international festivals – Festival Groblje and Festival of Contemporary Music Radenci in Slovenia, Festival of Contemporary Music Kishinjev in Moldavia, Festival of Kazan in Russia, etc.

More Infos about Amael Piano Trio: 

Electronic Press Kit of Amael Trio

The Music of Europe: More info

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