The virtuoso pianists Hassan and Ibrahim Ignatovi will delight the guests of Expo 2020 Dubai with an unforgettable concert. The duo participates in the world expo as part of Bulgaria’s cultural program. Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Pancho Vladigerov are just some of the classics whose works Hassan and Ibrahim will perform on the 20th of October at the Bulgarian Pavilion.

Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov
Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov

The twin brothers Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov were born on 15 December 2003 in Shumen, Bulgaria, to a family of musicians. At the age of five they both received their first musical guidance from their father and began studying piano professionally in September 2011 with music teacher Marinela Marinova. Тhe young pianists have received over 70 awards from different competitions for pianists from several domestic and overseas competitions – Bulgaria, Turkey, Poland, Malta, Macedonia, Austria, USA and Russia. Some of those competitions include: the 9th International Competition “Franz Schubert”; 7th International piano Competition “Liszt-Bartok-Ligetti”; International Competition for German and Austrian music; 10th International Competition “Young Virtuosos”; International Piano Competition “VIVAPIANO” 2014; International Competition Young Musicians “Ohrid Pearls” (Ohrid, Macedonia); 12th International Rotary Music Competition (Moscow, Russia) and many others.

The twins, along with Krisia Todorova, won the prestigious second place at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Hasan and Ibrahim released their first collection of their own compositions at the age of 11.

Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov
Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov

The concert program of the virtuoso duo will give a unique and magical experience to the guests, thus easily fitting into the overall atmosphere of Expo 2020. Hassan and Ibrahim’s performance coincides with Expo 2020 thematic week Space, which takes place between the 17th and 23rd of October.

Expo 2020 Dubai is the world’s largest universal exhibition, organized for the first time in the region of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. The event takes place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and is the most business-oriented exhibition in history so far. Our country has prepared a rich six-month program, which will include more artists, investors, business representatives and lecturers from prestigious universities.

Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov
Hasan and Ibrahim Ignatov