The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with Sarajevo Winter Festival, ”Meeting of Cultures: from Brass to Jazz”

07. february 2018, at 20:00

has the pleasure to invite You to a concert of the Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra

dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


”Meeting of Cultures: from Brass to Jazz”


on Wednesday, 7 February at 20:00 h, at the National Theater, Sarajevo



Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra

The Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra is the successor to the first Bulgarian Military Orchestra, founded in 1879 in Veliko Tarnovo. The Orchestra participates in state ceremonies, parades and develops solo concert activity. The Representative Guard Orchestra represents Bulgaria  at major international music festivals – The Music Parade and Berlin Tatoo Festival in Germany, the World’s Best Orchestras Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Has held concerts in Italy, Hungary, France, Turkey, Israel, and Romania. The orchestra is the winner of many national and international awards and is the only orchestra from Eastern Europe awarded with the Italian Presidency Award in the field of music and culture. The Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian Army and Music Director of the Bulgarian Guard Orchestra is maestro Radi Radev.


  1. Ode to Joy/Anthem of Europe – by Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Svishtov- by Nikolay Bratanov
  3. Nestinarsko horo – by Marin Goleminov
  4. George Gershwin in Concert – arrangement by Karl Fortner
  5. Horo staccato – by Pancho Vladigerov, Grigoras Dinicu
  6. Film music suite – by Ennio Moriccone
  7. Hungarian dance № 5 – by Johannes Brahms
  8. Boogie forever – by Jean Treves
  9. Lezginka – by Aram Khachaturian
  10. Pirin Rhapsody – by Jules Levy
  11. Beverly Hills Cop – by Harold Faltermeyer
  12. Chichovata – by Georgi Angreev
  13. Sing, sing, sing – by Louis Prima
  14. Danube (Dunavsko) horo – by Diko Iliev
  15. Hop-trop – by Atanas Boyadziev





Maestro Radi Radev

Music director and Chief conductor

 Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra

Maestro Radi Radev was born in Dobrich, Bulgaria. He completed his secondary music school “Filip Kutev” in the city of Kotel in 1991. He obtained high music education at the Academy of Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv, in major conducting and composition. Maestro Radev started his musical career at the State Folk Ensemble “Trakija” – Plovdiv and worked at the Bulgarian state radio, for which he has written about 400 musical pieces. Since 2007 he is the music director and chief conductor of the Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra, and since 2008, he is the chief conductor of the Bulgarian Army. He is a winner of numerous national and international awards and recognitions, among which is the highest honour by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria – the Order “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”- for achievements in the field of music. Maestro Radi Radev is has been honoured by the Council of the European Scientific and Cultural Community with the award “Golden Monet” for contribution to the development of Bulgarian music culture.

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