-- Violinist Daniel Tringov and pianist Dancho Yordanov call themselves
the "Burning Velvet Duo," a collaboration formed in 1998
in Sofia, Bulgaria. The pair will present a guest recital at 7:30
p.m. on July 1 in Bennett Auditorium at The University of Southern
The young duo
has a colorful and eclectic repertoire. In addition to the fundamental
and rich classical program one would expect, these musicians have
been creating their own arrangements--mostly transcriptions of popular
musical masterpieces such as famous opera arias, popular songs and
unforgettable jazz tunes. The history of the Burning Velvet Duo
is not long, but Tringov said he and Yordanov have "produced
an original modern style, a unique emotional performance, an individual
musical approach and an inimitable musical message."
Yordanov have very carefully created their repertoire by handpicking
the pieces from most musical genres, including violin masterpieces,
sonatas, concertos and famous opera arias transcribed for violin
and piano. In addition to the traditional classical program, the
duo sways their audiences through their passionate playing of tangos
and other Latin tunes, old favorites, sensitive love songs, fancy
jazz pieces and more.
Born in Kazanlak,
Bulgaria, Tringov's violin solos have amazing energy, but are counterbalanced
by Yardonov's adaptive, sensitive piano. This combination led the
duo to the name of "Burning Velvet"-"the burning
violin and the velvet piano," Tringov explained.
The duo's special
engagement at Southern Miss boasts a program of famous classical
favorites, such as Bazzini's "La Ronde des Lutins," Sarasate's
"Zigenerweisen" and Massenet's "Meditation (from
Tais)." Two Tringov-arranged works, Brahms and Yoahim's "Hungarian
Dance No. 5" and Gershwin's "Summertime," will be
performed. The duo's double compact disc, "Romantic and Virtuous
Unforgettable Pieces," will be available in the auditorium
before and after the concert.
free and open to the public. For more information, call the university's
Symphony office at (601) 266-4001.