06 November 2016

Pavel Ralev

Pavel started playing the guitar at the age of ten, quickly developing a passion for classical music. He graduated the National School of Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, receiving an award for his high musical achievements. He then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music on a full scholarship with widely respected professor Michael Lewin.

Pavel has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned guitarists such as Fabio Zanon, David Russell, Marcin Dylla, Edoardo Catemario, George Vassillev to name a few, and he has met and played for the legendary Julian Bream. He has won several prizes in solo and chamber music competitions in his native Bulgaria. He has also performed live for both the Bulgarian National Radio and Television, and in venues like the Plovdiv Philharmonic House, Bulgarian National Opera, Duke’s Hall at RAM, and the House of Commons in the British Parliament. This year he went back to his school in Plovdiv to give a performance class. He lives in London and works as a guitar teacher with the DaCapo Music Foundation.


Lute Suite No 3, BWV 995                                                                    J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude-Tres viste
Gavotte I
Gavotte II En Rondeaux

Rondo Brilliante in A minor, op.2, nr. 3                                                D. Aguado (1784-1849)

Luciferiada                                                                                          S. Hvartchilkov (b. 1984)

Suite Popular Brasileira                                                               H. Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
1. Mazurka-Choro
2. Schottisch-Choro
3. Valsa-Choro
4. Gavota-Choro
Shumen miniatures, op. 29                                                   Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978) (arr. for guitar duo Boshikyov)
1. Berceuse
4. Chant
5. Humoresque