site.btaCulture Minister Todorov Meets Ambassador of Spain Alejandro Polanco
On Tuesday, Culture Minister Nayden Todorov held a meeting with the Ambassador of Spain Alejandro Polanco.
The subject of the conversation was Spain's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the accompanying cultural programme in Bulgaria. In this regard, Ambassador Polanko informed Minister Todorov of the planned activities.
In the first week of September, a special programme dedicated to baroque music will take place. In this week of conferences and other events, the famous Spanish and world violin virtuoso and composer Pablo Sarasate (1844–1908) will also be honoured with a special concert.
"Through music, our two countries are very connected", stressed Minister Todorov and added: "Many of our musicians know each other, our opera houses often visit Spain".
The Ambassador also talked about upcoming exhibitions. One will present Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), known to the world as the father of modern neuroscience. Together with the Italian scientist Camillo Golgi in 1906, he received the Nobel Prize for his overall contribution to the study of the structure of the nervous system. Part of Cajal's exceptional work are his meticulously crafted illustrations, which are part of many textbooks on the subject to this day and which earned him recognition, in addition to being a scientist, and an artist and a well-rounded Renaissance personality. The exhibition about Cajal will be presented at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and then in Varna.
Minister Todorov shared with Ambassador Polanko his idea to sign a new cooperation programme between the two countries specifically aimed at partnership in the field of culture. Ambassador Polanco accepted the idea and committed to presenting it at the governmental level in Spain.