Bertina Boyadjiev takes inspiration from Jordi Savall’s observation: “Music expresses and prolongs what words cannot say, and time acts as a filter, distilling these orally transmitted melodies and pairing them down to the truly essential…spirit of the civilization.”
Celebrate this is a season of beauty, joy, anticipation and retrospection in this performance in which Bertina performs solos and then teams with her son Chris in several duets that invite listeners to transcend boundaries through classical pieces from Bach, Mascagnni, Handel, Mozart and Nielsen.
Marin resident, Bertina moved to the Bay Area in 1993. She studied first in her native Bulgaria and performed there; then, she completed her Masters in music from Indiana University. At present she performs with the Napa Valley Symphony, the Marin Symphony and the Mendocino Music Festival. Formerly a faculty member of the Music Conservatory at San Domenico School, she now teaches privately. Her son, Chris, a freshman at Marin School of the Arts, is a member of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra for the past four years playing flute, piccolo, alto and tenor saxophone. Chris has won numerous awards, including the Marin Music Chest Scholarship and the 2018 Concerto Competition, performing as soloist with the Marin Symphony Orchestra in May.