Varna Summer International Music Festival

The International Summer Academy has been held annually within Varna Summer International Music Festival since 1984 and it was initiated by Prof. Mintcho Mintchev. These were the first master classes held in Bulgaria.

The Academy is a specific artistic laboratory improving the skills of young talents through the process of communications with renowned musicians and pedagogues. Combining the master classes with concerts of tutors and participants enhances the professional skills of the young musicians and creates atmosphere for the successful beginning of their career. Many of the former students at present take part in different prestigious festivals.

The Academy has won recognition due to the names of Prefessors Yfrah Neaman, Rosa Fain, Vera Gornostaeva, Germaine Mounier, Boris Bloch, Janos Starker, Robert Cohen, Karl Osterreicher, Andras Adorjan, Vaclav Junek, Eduard Tarr, Siegfried Fink, Thomas Martin, Herman Baumann, Margarita Lilova, Lazar Berman, Catherine Vickers... .






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