once upon a time charity ball
November 24th, 6:30 - 11:30 pm
Sofia Event Center
Once upon a time, far, far, from the people, beyond the cherry fields and deep into the forest, there was an old eerie manor. Behind the manor's walls there lived a group of unhappy children. Unhappy they were for they lacked what we all crave: love. Until, one day the most extraordinary thing happened...
HYPNOTIC Trio - string formation
HYPNOTIC trio - one of the most successful string formations in our country will once again open the Once Upon a Time Charity Ball. What brings Maria Novaeva (violin), Marina Hinova (violoncello) and Bistra Koprinkova (viola) and unites them to this day is their desire to break free the music frames into a classic crossover style. In the repertoire of the girls are included emblematic works such as Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in a disco version from the 70s, the “Libertango” of the great master Astor Piazzolla, the Asturias (Leyenda) of the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, “Misirlou” from "Pulp Fiction" , "Ederlezi" and many others who make them desired performers of many cultural and corporate events in the country and abroad.
Yana Doynova - harpist
Yana Doynova will carry you over to the magic of a fairy tale instrument - the harp. The young harpist uses her instrument not only to create art, but also to connect with people and help them. Yana is engaged with music from an early childhood age and since 2014 she teaches children and adults. She also provides free lessons for children with disabilities, and believes that this is a way for them to cope with difficulties and to help them feel better. In her teaching activities, Yana has invested a lot of energy and creativity by applying her own innovative methods. For her, music is a validation of classical aesthetics, as well as a supreme mean of communication.
Preslava Fentham-Fletcher - Auctioneer
Preslava Fentham-Fletcher is a professional Christies’ trained auctioneer and also the Director of the organization Action for Russia's Children (ARC). Every year ARC organizes a Charity Ball in Moscow and donates the proceeds from it to 14 Russian charities in support of disadvantaged children. Preslava has known The Cedar Foundation since 2014. She was the auctioneer of our Charity Ball last year and is traveling again from London to Sofia especially for the event.