The harpist Youliana Tochkova (b. 1965), in partnership with Collegium Musicum - Bankia and the French conductor Dominic Patrouilleau, presents two of her compositions among the other works in this release. Her idea is to achieve full mutual interaction and contact between author and performer. A graduate of the State Academy of Music, Sofia (1989), where she majored in harp, piano and composition, she directed her creative interests to the combination of contemporary compositional techniques and methods with the Bulgarian folk music and its unique features. Thus in the Arpeggio for harp Tochkova builds up her composition upon the modifications of one arpeggio-like movement and their disposition in the musical space, searching for effects and through her knowledge in electro-acoustics and other modern forms of sound-producing and sound-reproduction. With the Concerto for Harp & Orchestra Tochkova adds an impressive opus to her compositions. The solo pieces in the CD also include the romantic in its emotional essence Rhapsody by Louis Charpentier, interpreted with mastery by Tochkova, and Concerto Study by the Belgian Felix Godefroid.
YOULIANA TOCHKOVA · WORKS FOR HARP
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
 Allegro 8'37''
 Largo 6'07''
 Vivo 5'32''
 Arpeggio 7'14''
 Rhapsody 10'14''
 Concert Study 4'56''