Vivi Vassileva

& Ensemble Extasi

7:30 pm
Pavillon, Main hall
Photo: Ju­lia Wesely

“We have the cen­tury of drum­mers. Drums are the ol­dest in­stru­ment in the world and very, very new at the mo­ment. We are the pio­neers of this instrument”.

This quote from Vivi Vas­si­leva de­scri­bes very well what awaits us at Über­schlag. Vivi Vas­si­leva makes the drums sound and eli­cits true tapestries of sound from the ma­rimba and vi­bra­phone. Her enorm­ous mu­si­cal­ity and her sen­si­ti­vity for sound struc­tures leave not­hing to be de­si­red. Wi­thin se­conds, the cha­ris­ma­tic mu­si­cian wins over her au­di­ence, young and old alike, with her mu­sic and charm. Tog­e­ther with her own per­cus­sion en­sem­ble “Ex­t­asi” she will bring a rou­sing pro­gramme to the stage.

Vivi Vas­si­leva dis­co­vered per­cus­sion on a beach in Bul­ga­ria. At the age of 13 she won a first prize in the na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­tion “Ju­gend Mu­si­ziert”. She stu­died with Mar­tin Gru­bin­ger and ear­ned in­ter­na­tio­nal pri­zes, in­clu­ding 2 spe­cial pri­zes at the 63rd ARD com­pe­ti­tion for her out­stan­ding per­for­mance as the youn­gest se­mi­fi­na­list. Per­for­man­ces as a so­loist with or­chestras and her own en­sem­bles fol­lo­wed. With her own com­po­si­ti­ons for per­cus­sion she won the 1st prize in the com­pe­ti­tion of the Kul­tur­kreis Gas­teig 2016. In autumn 2017 Vivi Vas­si­leva was awarded the Ba­va­rian Art Pro­mo­tion Prize. In March 2019 she had her de­but with her per­cus­sion quar­tet in the Ber­lin Philharmonie.

The com­po­ser Oriol Crui­xent wrote a con­certo for per­cus­sion and or­ches­tra “Ora­cu­lum” for her and the world pre­miere took place in April 2019 in Wup­per­tal. In Fe­bru­ary 2022 she played the world pre­miere of the con­certo for per­cus­sion and or­ches­tra “Re­cy­cling Con­certo” by G. A. Mayr­ho­fer with the Württ. Phil­har­mo­nie Reut­lin­gen un­der Alex­an­der Lieb­reich. In 20/21 and 21/22 she will be pre­sen­ted as “Great Ta­lent” at Kon­zert­haus Vi­enna and in 2022 she will make her de­but at Phil­har­mo­nie Es­sen. Since the 21/22 sea­son she has been in­vi­ted to per­form with the “Junge Wil­den” at the Kon­zert­haus Dortmund.


Vivi Vas­si­leva | Tho­mas Spor­rer | Alex Ge­or­giev | Jür­gen Leit­ner per­cus­sion


Kul­tur­zen­trum Pavillon

Lis­ter Meile 4, 30161 Hannover