Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Festivals and Competitions

National Competition for Performance of Works by Czech and Slovak Composers

March 2017

The Competition was established in 1987 under the initiative of the Society for Friendship with Czechoslovakia and its chairman Ass. Prof. Konstantin Troshev. Originally this event had a local character featuring students from Dobri Hristov Music School in Varna. In 1989 the Competition grew into a national one and since then it has been held every other year in the period March – April with the kind support of the Embassies and Cultural Centers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The awarded participants have the free of charge opportunity to take part in master classes and workshops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The usual venues of this competition are the Navy Club, Varna Municipality, Dobri Hristov National School of Arts, Boris Georgiev City Gallery.

For contacts:
9000 Varna, Varna Municipality
110, Osmi Primoski Polk Blvd.
Ass. Prof. Konstantin Troshev, Chairman
Gancho Ganchev – Chief Expert
тел. +359 52/ 659 159
e-mail: GGGanchev@varnaculture.bg

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