Professor Marin Chonev

Professor Marin Chonev, the father of our CEO and International Director, Kalin Tchonev, was the founder and leading choir-master of the Representative Varna Civic Chorus “Morski Zvutsi,” in Varna, Bulgaria. He was a lecturing professor of conducting at the Varna Open University, the Varna Institute of Post-Graduate Qualifications for Teachers, and the Plovdiv Conservatory. Professor Chonev also founded the music pedagogy program at the Shumen Pedagogical University and the International May Choir Competition "Prof. Georgi Dimitrov" in Varna, which is the only international competition for choral singing in Bulgaria. Additionally, he was the founder and leading choirmaster of the Choir of Varna Boys and Young Men.

Marin Chonev lived his life generously, endowing many choristers and colleagues with his talents as a teacher and conductor. Beloved by the Bulgarian music community, Prof. Chonev has become the musical emblem of the city of Varna, impacting the lives of many people in Bulgaria and beyond.