Motus Quartet and Syon Najman​

January 4th, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.

Sofia City Art Gallery | 1, General Gurko Str.

Motus Quartet and Syon Najman

Haydn and Schubert

Motus Quartet:

Viktor Trenev – violin
Georgi Raychev – violin
Sirma Baramova – viola
Nauma Najman – violoncello

The Programme:

Joseph Haydn – String Quartet op. 76, No. 2 “The Fifths”

Franz Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

The Motus Quartet, founded in 2021, brings together four young musicians united by their love of chamber music. Their talent and professionalism in their work was quickly noticed and the very next year they received support from the New Symphony Orchestra in organizing a series of solo concerts to present a varied program of works by Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak, Shostakovich and others. 

The Motus Quartet has formed a regular concert activity around Bulgaria participating in charity and educational events and concerts. In 2023 they received an invitation to be part of the Flow Festival for Contemporary Chamber Music. 

Syon Naiman began playing the cello at the age of six in the class of Daniela Cherpokova at the L. Pipkov” – Sofia, Bulgaria. In the period 2016 – 2019 he specialized with prof. Romain Garioud at the Conservatoire L’Haÿ-les-Roses in Paris, France. He is currently a student of prof. Jens Peter Mainz at the Berlin University of the Arts. Syon has won first prizes in a number of national and international competitions, including Concertino Prague, Karl Davydov, Cantus Firmus and others. He is a scholarship recipient of the Stoyan Kambarev Foundation, AD Infinitum and the Paul Hindemith Society in Berlin. 

Chamber music imperceptibly became part of the musical life of Syon, and on stage he partnered with renowned musicians such as Giuliano Mazzocante, Veneta Neynska, Boris Garlitsky, Franziska Hölscher, Alexander Zemtsov, Giovanni Gnocchi, Marko Ylönen and others. He has performed as a soloist with the Czech National Radio Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Pleven Philharmonic, Sliven Philharmonic and Varna Opera Orchestra, and has appeared at festivals in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Finland. 

Syon plays a Bulgarian cello made by luthier Apostol Kaloferov. 

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