The musical adventure New Weavers for Gabrovo is a rendez-vous in the minds of a photographer capturing art before it becomes art and a musician performing concerts where there are none. For them, creating a fresh and unexpected atmosphere and experience is pivotal, serving both to engage new audiences and to embody the spirit of a cultural city.
Photo: © Dobrin Kashavelov
Rosina Pencheva (Capturing Creativity)
A visual artist who in 2013 found her calling in raising the curtain for the wider audience, revealing the backstage creative processes in her photographs. Craftsmen and artists, trades and arts – all entrust her with their privacy and secrets, so that the essential intimate moments of great creativity can be captured. Apart from photography, still within Capturing Creativity, she now weaves an even more diverse spectrum of projects, just like New Weavers for Gabrovo, where she is the driving force and the main conceptualist – a splendid showcase of this fact.
Photo: © Pepe Ainsua
Vasil Hajigrudev
Literally a musical factory, Hajigrudev is involved in dozens of musical projects in Sofia, the country and the region. However, with New Weavers for Gabrovo he is not just a musician but the musical director of the program, as one of his many talents lies in organizing concerts in unconventional settings. A classic example of this type is his Hillock Carnival in Plovdiv in 2019, when several jazz projects delivered their sound in non-traditional venues like the Brothers’ Hillock and the train station. Apparently, the latter type is a favorite of his, as in 2022, Hajigrudev's bass wove its magic even into the waiting zone of the Sofia Central Railway Station.
Miryan Kolev, solo guitar​​​​​​​
Teodor Petkov – Toto, solo piano
Beleva & Hajigrudev, gadulka and double bass
DJ Skill – Stefan Kolev
Nevena Ekimova, sculptures 
Capturing creativity presents
New Weavers for Gabrovo
Culture-rich Event Sample
30 September 2023

Rosina Pencheva (Capturing Creativity)
Vasil Hajigrudev

StretchIvaylo Nikolov, Ivan Hadzhivelikov

Set design & PRODUCTION
Martina Deneva-Venkova, Gergana Lazarova-Runkle, Yoan Tsonev, Zhelyazko Zhelyazkov – Jecky, Venko Simeonov – Clox

Stage Light
Rubecula Productions
Rosina Pencheva

Stancho Atanasov
Vasil Hajigrudev

RAZKAZ Studio: Ivan Hadzhivelikov, Maria Tsvetkova, Ivan Hristov, Ralitsa Kamenova

Rubecula Productions: Dolores Alvarado


Maya Ivanova

Beer Arrow, Gabrovo

PRODUCTION assistant
Denislava Dikova, Anna Kusheva
Municipality of Gabrovo, "Culture" Program, 2023, priority "Creative Experience and Socialization of Spaces" 
National Culture Fund of Bulgaria, "Restoration and Development of Private Cultural Organizations" Program, 2022
Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria under its "Distribution of Performances and Concerts in the Field of Musical Art" program, 2023
Veselin Penkov, Velina and Eva Spahievi, Tsvetelina Daskalova, Valentina Racheva, Nikolet Ivanova – Titko, Alexandra Ivanova – Alya, Bogomil Genchev, Irina Krumova-Stoimenova with Martina and Borislava Stoimenovi, Ralitsa Stoycheva, Galina Dineva – GalZz, Raliya Georgieva, Lili Tsonkova, Iliyan Sharankov, Nevena Ekimova, Atanas Yanchev, Hristofor Penchev – Fory Skeya, Trifon Andreev, Nikolay Nikolov – Vrab
Special thanks to
Lyubomira Kostova, Kaloyan Nikolov, Alexander Lalev, Stefan Kosev, Ivo Peychev, Pavlina Pencheva, Miroslav Penchev

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