UVA faculty violinist Daniel Sender & pianist Shelby Sender perform in Pleven, Bulgaria

University of Virginia faculty violinist Daniel Sender and pianist Shelby Sender will be representing the city of Charlottesville in Pleven, Bulgaria this March. With the support of the Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission (CSCC), the duo will present a concert and masterclass at the National School of the Arts “Panayot Pipkov” as part of their National Competition festival weekend. The concert will take place in the school’s grand concert hall on March 16th at 6:00 PM.


Pleven is one of Charlottesville’s international sister cities, situated 100 miles north of Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia. These events represent the CSCC’s first artistic venture to Pleven and aims to engage with a large number of students and residents in the historic Bulgarian city. Daniel and Shelby Sender will be offering a diverse program, including representative works from both the United States and Bulgaria:


Franz Schubert: Sonata No.2 in A minor, D.385

Aaron Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Lubomir Pipkov: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.7

Pablo de Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza


There will be a free preview concert in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 2nd:


Dan Sender, violin and Shelby Sender, piano: Free Preview Concert

Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00 PM.

St. Anne’s Belfield School’s Grisham Hall




McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu