|Programs / Music|
Ever since it was established in 1982, the Foundation has been fostering the progress of young Bulgarian musical talents. All prominent musicians since then have actually been scholarship students with the Foundation: Mila Georgieva, Vasko Vasilev, Vesko Pantaleev-Eskenazi, Yana Deshkova, Svetlin Russev, Anna Stoycheva, Lora Chekoratova, the conductor Rosen Milanov, Pavel Minev and many others.
Among the events that have attracted the greatest international interest are the "Musical Treasures from Bulgaria" concerts, organized with the support and efforts of our friends and featuring Foundation scholarship students in Carnegie Hall, New York, in the World Bank headquarters in Washington and Gettysburg. We wish to thank Prof. Pavlina Dokovska, (Mannes College of Music, USA), Member of the Council of the St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation, producer and master mind of the events. There is no other Bulgarian cultural program in the USA of such quality and duration.
The master class of Prof. Mincho Minchev - the world-famous Bulgarian violinist - which has become a tradition over the years, is held in Arkutino or Primorsko. The most prominent young Bulgarian violinists participated in these classes and went on to successfully conquer the stages worldwide.
In the field of musical activities, the Foundation has made it a tradition to provide financial support for the "Pancho Vladigerov" Competition for Violinists and Pianists, held in Shumen. We also support the "Young Musical Talents" contest, organized by the National Musical School "L. Pipkov" in Sofia.
The Foundation patronizes the participation of young musicians in international contests and master classes. Within the framework of "Apolonia", the Foundation has supported the appearance of Prof. Pavlina Dokovska in solo concerts; concerts of the participants in Prof. Mincho Minchev's master class, as well as a joint concert of Prof. Pavlina Dokovska and the renowned opera singer Stefka Evstatieva.