Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko becomes a stage for young musicians

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Bansko, 12 February 2019 – During the past weekend, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko launched the inspiring Kempinski Concertini initiative in cooperation with the National Humanitarian High School St. St. Cyril and Methodius – Blagoevgrad. Kempinski Concertini is a series of interactive mini-concerts, taking place in the Kempinski hotels around the world. The initiative aims to support and offer a platform for the next generation of musicians to showcase their talent.
The first mini Kempinski Concertini of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was held on 9 February and featured a performance by a talented young singer from Blagoevgrad, Aleksandrina Mehandzhiyska, who performed some of her favourite songs in four different languages – Bulgarian, English, Russian and Italian. The 14-year-old Aleksandrina is a graduate of the National Humanities High School in Jazz and Pop Singing. She started playing the piano at the age of six and successfully participated in a series of prestigious competitions for children. At the age of nine, she began to sing and quickly won multiple awards in various national competitions. Aleksandrina Mehandzhiyska is also the youngest soloist of Big Band Blagoevgrad, with whom, together last summer, she opened the annual Jazz Festival Bansko. After little Aleksandrina’s successful performance on the Kempinski stage, there is no doubt that the golden age of the undisputed young talent is yet to come.
“I’m very glad we brought Kempinski Concertini to life here in Bansko. This is a global initiative of Kempinski Hotels all over the world, and besides the great opportunity for young people looking for a stage for expression, it is also a great way to provide our guests from all over the world with an immersive brand experience. I believe there are many young talents in Bulgaria who will have the chance to shine on our stage and we will be glad to support them at the start of their musical career,” commented General Manager Natalia Kashishskaya.
The guests of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will have the opportunity to enjoy many more mini-concerts from the Kempinski Concertini initiative in the future. The concerts will be at the hotel’s Lobby Bar once a month and will be free for all visitors. The next mini-concert will be on 23 March, when a talented pianist from Bansko – Aleksandra Polezhanova – will appear on the stage for young talents. Anyone who wishes to become a part of Kempinski Concertini and to show up on the stage of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is welcome to contact the hotel team vie email:
In addition to Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Kempinski Concertini events are held at several hotels around the world, mostly recently at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna, Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, Kempinski Grand Hotel Gelendzhik and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo, with more to come in the future.
About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko: Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 25 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite; fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities; four conference rooms; and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.  
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. · ·
Media contacts:
Emiliya Belcheva ▪ PR and Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ M +359 889 920030 ▪

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