Georgi Videnov (Guggi) | Vic Firth Concert Orchestral Artist

Georgi Videnov (Guggi)

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra

Bulgarian-born percussionist, Georgi Videnov, specializes in orchestral, solo and chamber music performance. In 2017, he completed the Master in Musical Arts Degree at the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Prof. Robert van Sice, and during his time there he took part in the Yale in New York Concert Series performing at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel recital halls. After winning the Woolsey Concerto Competition, Mr. Videnov performed Martin Bresnick’s Double Marimba Concerto “Grace” alongside marimbist Sam Um and the Yale Philharmonia led by Peter Oundjian. Currently, Mr. Videnov serves as the Assistant Principal Timpanist/ Percussionist with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China.

Georgi Videnov (Guggi)

in 3

1

MOST MEMORABLE NEXT-LEVEL PERFORMANCE

Every concert is a strive toward that "next-level performance." Precisely that notion makes me keep going and attempt to perfect what has been worked during the rehearsal process.

2

WHAT DRIVES YOUR CREATIVITY?

Quite often that is listening to my colleagues from the orchestra in rehearsals. How can I achieve their color, phrasing or match their timbre?

3

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE VIC FIRTH?

The variety of mallet choices guarantees that I will always find the color or attack I am looking for. I can always count on the consistent quality of Vic Firth's craftsmanship.

Behind the kit

Two Movements for Marimba / mvt 1, by Toshimitsu Tanaka

Silence Must Be, by Thierry De Mey

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Photo Credits:
Profile, Artist In 3: Suzhou Symphony Orchestra
Header: Scott Quade