Legacy of True Art Drives us to Inspire the Next Generation

Influenced by the histories of their own countries--Bulgaria and Israel respectively--founders Kalin and Sharon Tchonev believe music has an important role to play in making the world a more intimate, unified, and loving place. To this end, Varna International’s role in the legacy of true art is to ensure aspiring and professional musicians have opportunities to grow in their skill and passion for presenting classical works that transcend time and culture in meaningful ways.

When they started Varna International 20 years ago to bring high quality choral training to Bulgarian school teachers, the Tchonevs had no idea their company would bloom into the globally recognized festival organizer it is today. Varna International now specializes in large-scale, artistically rich and customized choral-orchestral concerts, performance tours, and music training academies for conductors, choral singers, vocalists, and instrumentalists throughout Europe, Israel, and the United States.

With home offices in Columbia, SC, Varna International connects the rich musical history, amenities and infrastructure found in the city of Varna, Bulgaria, with the need of choirs and orchestras around the world for expert music training coupled with exceptional performance opportunities.

So, whether you are an aspiring musician looking for classical training from the best in the business, a professional looking to expand your repertoire and international relationships, or a music enthusiast ready to travel and enjoy great works of music and architecture in a new culture, Varna International is your key to world-class music experiences.