Music is like magic, it is my way to attain my dreams, and it is a real gift for me that I can share it with all my listeners and I sincerely hope that it would bring everyone what they need most! This is a gift of music for you! - Zornitsa Ilarionova


Тhe gift of the young violinist Zornitsa Ilarionova has a French aroma. She has selected for her third compact disc four classical and frequently performed violin works. These are eternal models of French sensitivity, coming from the emotional depths of the 19th century and tempted by the more modern expression of the early 20th century.

In her interpretations, Ilarionova respects the performing traditions encoded in the musical texts of Chausson, Franck, Debussy and Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe. The recordings offered on the CD, show her desire to apply her personal touch in the long history of the works she has selected. She does it delicately, investing her serious technical arsenal in outlining the stylistic specifics of each of these masterpieces.

The compact disc gives the music lovers the opportunity to make their journey back in time, to touch the elegant and emotional world of the French belle époque musical treasure.


  • Track Listing

    Ernest Chausson

    [1] Poème, Op.25 15:12

    César Franck

    Sonata in A Major for violin and piano

    [2] Allegretto ben moderato 6:05

    [3] Allegro 8:18

    [4] Recitativo – Fantasia 7:49

    [5] Allegretto poco mosso 6:11

    Claude Debussy

    Sonata in g Minor for violin and piano

    [6] Allegro vivo 5:03

    [7] Intermède 4:15

    [8] Finale 4:43

    Camille Saint-Saëns – Eugène Ysaÿе

    [9]Etude en forme de valsefor violin and piano, Op. 52 8:22



    Recording: January 2021 National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov”, Sofia

    Mastering: Pavel Stefanov

  • Participating

    Zornitsa Ilarionova, violin

    Maria-Elena Sredeva, piano