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Dorisiya Yosifova – Friday, October 22 at 8 pm



Dorisiya Yosifova, violin
with Paul Dab, piano

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre Sonata No. 5 for violin and keyboard in A minor
J.D. Honorof Variations of a Bulgarian Folk Song for solo violin World Premiere
Dora Pejačevič Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 in B-flat minor, ‘Slavic’
Amy Beach Three Compositions, Op. 40, for violin and piano

A native of Bulgaria, violinist Dorisiya Yosifova enjoys an active career in music as a teacher and performer. As an orchestra musician, Dorisiya has performed with the Apollo ensemble of Boston as Principal Second Violinist, the Cape Ann Symphony as Section Player and the Lowell House Opera as Concertmaster. In recent years, she has appeared in performances as a solo and chamber musician in the Greater Boston Area, where Dorisiya was located before her recent move to the Bay Area. Enthusiastic about teaching, Dorisiya is currently on the String Faculty of the Maud Powell String Institute, Myriad Music School, and MidPeninsula Music Academy. Previously, she has also taught at the Boston School of Music Arts and the El- Sistema inspired Youth and Family Enrichment Services. Additionally, Dorisiya is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Maud Powell String Institute – a string program specifically designed for immigrant children in MA.

Dorisiya is particularly excited about this particular performance as the program is all-female composers. The concert will also include a world premiere by Californian composer Jillian Honorof, which is based entirely on Bulgarian folklore tradition. The program will explore a wide range of styles and cultures, from Eastern European to American, and it will also include a variety of styles – some familiar and some less-so. The performance promises to be an emotional journey though time and a celebration of women’s contributions to the world of classical music.

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