Varna International Choral Festival “Professor Marin Chonev”


Varna International is thrilled to introduce the First Varna International Choral Festival “Professor Marin Chonev.” The Festival will be held in Varna, Bulgaria, 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 shores of the Black Sea. The Festival will feature a series of concerts and choral conducting sessions, led by internationally-recognized choral conductors and teachers. Our distinguished faculty will present masterclasses, training conducting sessions, and lectures on a wide range of international choral literature featuring masterpieces from different historical periods, styles, and nations, for mixed, homogeneous, children and folklore choirs.


Choral directors who bring their choirs will have the opportunity to have their own public performance in Varna. During the final days of the Festival, participating conductors will conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance. Join us and take advantage of all that the Festival has to offer to you, your singers, and your conducting students!


CHORISTERS

Your cost of $1390 per person includes:

  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions. Choristers should come prepared to sing repertoire selected by the Festival Directors and faculty
  • "Meet and greet" with choirs from the USA, Europe and other world regions
  • Masterclasses on a wide range of international choral literature, taught by internationally-recognized faculty
  • Public performances of your choir in the City of Varna and surrounding area
  • Participation in a Choral Conducting Workshop Chorus, featuring international choral literature taught by our world-renowned faculty
  • Concert management and publicity
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional, English-speaking local tour guide
  • 7 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

CONDUCTING STUDENTS

Your cost of $1890 per person includes:

  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions.
  • Hands-on training by the Festival’s conducting faculty
  • Masterclasses including score study and instruction on conducting techniques and styles
  • Conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance
  • A video-recording of your podium time during the public performance
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional, English-speaking local tour guide
  • 7 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week