VARNA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL “PROFESSOR MARIN CHONEV”
May 18-25, 2020 in Varna, Bulgaria
Varna International is excited to introduce the First Varna International Choral Festival “Professor Marin Chonev.” The Choral Festival will take place in the beautiful city of Varna, Bulgaria, May 18-25, 2020 and will officially open our 21st Annual Varna International Music Academy.
We are inviting choral directors, choristers, and conducting students to join us in what promises to be an exhilarating celebration of choral music along the beautiful coast of the Black Sea. We have several opportunities for you to join us during the Festival and the Academy!
Join us for this unforgettable festival and take advantage of all that the Festival has to offer to you, your singers, and your conducting students. We are thrilled to offer an exceptional rate of only $2190 per person. This includes airfare from East-coast hub cities and land cost (4-star hotel and two meals daily)!
The Festival will feature a series of concerts and choral conducting sessions, led by internationally-recognized choral conductors and teachers, including:
• Dr. Stan Engebretson, Artistic Director, National Philharmonic Chorale
• Georgi Andreev, award-winning Bulgarian composer
• Zlatina Deliradeva, chief conductor of the award-winning Bulgarian choir “Detska Kitka”
• and other choral experts from Europe and the USA.
The educational and concert programs of the Festival will feature masterpieces from different historical periods, styles, and nations, intended for mixed, homogeneous, children and folklore choirs. Additionally, our distinguished faculty will present a series of masterclasses, training conducting sessions, and lectures, during which participants will acquire additional knowledge and experience in a wide range of international choral literature. All participating conducting students will receive daily training and podium time with the Festival chorus, under the guidance of the lead conductors.
Participating choral directors who bring their choirs will have the opportunity to have their own public performance in Varna and in a nearby city. All concerts will be organized and promoted by Varna International and will take place during the Festival. During the last few days of the Festival, all participating conductors will conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance.
The driving force behind the Festival is our strong belief in the power of exceptional music training and our strong desire to give conductors and choristers alike the opportunity to come together and unite their voices in world-class choral performances. We would love to have you join us!
Please contact us for details or visit: https://varnainternational.com/events/participant.php?Event=ChoralFestival