REVIEWS

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Monika Petrova

Dear ladies and gentleman, I would like to express my gratitude for the wonderful organization of Academia Roza! My son - Kalin Todorov is extremely impressed and talks about this experience all the time. He came back from the Academy enriched, excited and happy. On a first place I would like to say Thank you to Mr. Plamen Nikolov, without whom this wonderful project would not be possible. I do not know him personally, but I think that we can call him a Society Patriot and Philanthropist, a dignified citizen of Shipka. The chance being able to meet with the cosmopolitan talent of Maxim Eshkenazy inspired the children, gave them faith that dreams can come true with hard work, but as well with charm. Special thanks to Mrs. Konstantina Todorova and Mr. Krasimir Kostadinov, who with a lot оf professionalism and personal example ignited the spark for orchestra music and satisfaction from the result. Kalin, and I also think the rest of the participants were impressed by the rich cultural-historical program which the organizеrs implemented really well with the musical part of the Academy. The personal engagement and interesting stories of Mrs. Vasilka Panayotova – the Mayor of Shipka, are as well admirable. Least, but not last Academia Roza gathered youth from all over the country and great lifetime friendships were born with work and fun at the same time. I am sure that everyone will remember the experience and will think about the days spent with You for a long time and for sure they will like to meet again next year again. I wish everyone a well-being and inspiration for new projects! The children of Bulgaria need people like You! Sincerely yours!

Plamen's wish is to turn this event into an annual stage for young people who have dedicated their talent to classical music. The attractive energy of the town of Shipka and the magnetic summer atmosphere under the open sky are wonderful sets for a stage from which the talented musicians will be able to touch the hearts of all lovers of classical music.

Желанието на Пламен е да превърне това събитие в ежегодна сцена за изява на млади хора, посветили таланта си на класическата музика. Притегателната енергия на град Шипка и магнетичната лятна атмосфера под открито небе са прекрасни декори за сцена, от която талантливите музиканти ще могат да докоснат сърцата на всички любители на класическата музика.

Plamen Nikolov is born in Varna, April 21st 1971. He graduated from the German Language High School in the sea town. From 1992 to 2006 he studied economics, lived and worked in Vienna, Austria. During his students’ years in the European capital his passion for the classical music became stronger. Plamen believes that in Bulgaria there are many talented young people, who are eager for new opportunities and live performances. His dream is to revive the philanthropy and this is one of the reasons to establish Academia Roza in Shipka where his work brought him as a general manager of the newly build rose distillery in the region – Terra Roza.
On August 15th 2020, Plamen made a special gift for the town’s day celebration – a classical music concert with the singers and musician form Varna opera. The reverberation from the event continues to this day. The local people were so grateful and inspired by this concert that their gratitude led Plamen to invest his effort and time to make Shipka an annual stage for performances of young musicians and give the chance to the local people from the small towns to enjoy the beauty of the classical music in live.

Пламен Николов е роден в град Варна на 21 Април 1971 година.
Завършва Немската гимназия в морския град. От 1992 до 2006 учи икономика, живее и работи във Виена, Австрия. През студентските години прекарани в европейската столица се затвърждава и нестихващата му страст към класическата музика. Пламен вярва, че в България има много талантливи млади хора, които жадуват за възможности и музикални сценични изяви. Мечтата му е да възроди меценатството и затова решава да основе Академия Роза, в град Шипка, където го довежда работата му като генерален директор на розоварната в района - Тера Роза.
На 15 август 2020 година, Пламен прави подарък за празника на града, а именно класически концерт под открито небе с участието на музиканти и певци от Варненската опера. Реверберацията от събитието продължава и до днес. Местните жители са толкова въодушевени и трогнати, че тяхната признателност кара Пламен да се замисли и насочи усилията си върху това, град Шипка да стане ежегодна сцена за изява на класически музиканти от България и да даде възможност на жителите в малките населени места да се докоснат до красотата на класическата музика на живо.