The Organizing Committee of the International competition "Young virtuosos” and the "Young virtuosos” Foundation are proud to announce its 2017 edition in the categories Violin, Violoncello, Flute and Clarinet. The competition will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the National Palace of Culture, from 30 March to 8 of April 2017.

The International competition "Young virtuosos” is open to young performers, from throughout the world. The competition provides new opportunities to compete and communicate with their peers, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music, to present their talent to eminent musicians who have proven themselves on the global music scene. The agenda of the International competition "Young virtuosos” also includes a number of artistic meetings, a workshop, an “Academy of Mastery”, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians.

The first edition of the International competition “Young Virtuosos“ took place in 2004, when Milka Miteva suggested it as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National School of Music "Lyubomir Pipkov”. The competition is organized annually with the exclusive support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation..

Since 2013 the Competition is member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth - EMCY.

In honor of the Bulgarian musical heritage, part of the categories bear the names of some of the most prominent Bulgarian musicians and educators such as Professor. Liuba Encheva, prof. Georgi Badev, prof. Sava Dimitrov, prof. Kyril Karel Stary, and Professor Dr. Dobri Paliev.

With a special decision of the organizers since 2017 the violin contest will bear the name of the famous Bulgarian violinist prof. Georgi Badev and the clarinet contest on the name of prof. Sava Dimitrov.

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2017" Regulations

Download the Thirteenth International Competition "Young Virtuosos 2017" Application Form - Word

Organisational Committee
Milka Miteva
Chairman, Artistic Director of the Competition
Prof. Milena Mollova - pianist
Stolina Dobreva Ph.D. – Ass. Director, Ani Paleva, Marina Savova