"Mario HOSSEN with magnificent creativity interprets the famous violin concert of Paganini with superb sound, clear tone and vigor" - this is part of the review in the Austrian "Oberosterrichiche Nachrichten", where the violin player is called "a Paganini reincarnation".
Mario Hossen finished the Plovdiv High School of Music and then furthered his studies in the Vienna Music Academy. The performer graduated with award of the Austrian Ministry of Culture for outstanding artistic achievement. He then began his brilliant concert appearances in Europe, America and Asia. The violinist is holder of many awards at international competitions and festivals in Europe. He often has concert performances with the pianist Ludmil PETKOV (a graduate of the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia, who afterwards perfected his piano mastership with Prof. Rudolf Kehrer in Weimar, Germany). Both artists already have their first CD released together, which has won recognition among wide cultural circles in Europe.
The title of the present album PAGANINIANA comes from Milstein's Paganiniana and hints to the content of the programme: virtuoso violin pieces in the style of Paganini, perfectly performed and recorded by the two virtuoso players.
PAGANINIANA · ASSOCIATED WITH MILSTEIN'S PAGANINIANA
 Paganini - Caprice No 24 (piano arr. Schönemann) 4'22''
 Brahms-Joachim - Hungarian Dance No 2 3'09''
 Dvorak - Kreisler - Songs my mother taught me op. 55 No4 3'02''
 Kreisler - Caprice Viennois, op. 2 3'56''
 Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen op. 20 8'01''
 Chopin - Nocturne in C-sharp minor 3'57''
 Rachmaninov - Vocalise, op. 34 No 14 4'59''
 Paganini - Caprice No 1 (piano arr. Abbado) 1'55''
 Paganini - Caprice No 13 (piano arr. Schumann, Petkov) 2'47''
 Paganini - Cantabile 3'23''
 Kreisler - La Gitana 3'00''
 Albeniz-Kreisler - Tango op. 165 No 2 2'27''
 Kreisler - Liebesleid 3'17''
 Ernst-Schubert - Grand Caprice op. 26 "Erlkõning" 4'54''
 Milstein - Paganiniana 7'21''
Mario Hossen, violin
Ludmil Petkov, piano