INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG VIRTUOSOS 2023 -LIDIYA KOUTEVA
dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the
great Bulgarian piano pedagogue LIDIYA KOUTEVA (1923-2004)


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After the hugely successful special edition of the International Competition Young Virtuosos in 2020, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer Pancho Vladigerov, the Organizing Committee of International Competition Young Virtuosos, in collaboration with Sofia Philharmonic,has the honor to announce the International Competition for Pianists which will be held in the year of 2023. This edition of the competition is named after Lidiya Kouteva and dedicated to the 100th anniversary of her birth.

The International Competition Young Virtuosos has been open to young performers, music theorists and composers from all over the world. The competition provides for the participants new opportunities to compete and communicate with their peers, to explore and exchange original ideas, to interpret classical and contemporary music and to introduce their talent in front of masters in the musical field, who have proven themselves at most prestigious world stages. The competition also includes a number of artistic meetings, workshops, Academy of Mastery, as well as concert performances by renowned musicians. Since 2013 the Competition is affiliated to the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth - EMCY.

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 support of the Ministry of Culture, Sofia Municipality, American Foundation for Bulgaria, St.Cyril and St.Methodius International Foundation, Sofia Philharmonic, and many private sponsors.

In honor of the Bulgarian musical heritage, each edition of the International Competition Young Virtuosos has borne the name of a prominent Bulgarian musician and educator such as Lyuba Encheva, Georgi Badev, Sava Dimitrov, Cyril Karel Stary, Dobri Paliev, Marin Goleminov, Pancho Vladigerov.

PRIZES

Group I

1-st prize 4000 BGN
2-nd prize 3000 BGN
3-rd prize 2000 BGN

Group II
1-st prize 10 000 BGN
2-nd prize 8000 BGN
3-rd prize 6000 BGN

Download the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG VIRTUOSOS 2023 -LIDIYA KOUTEVA Regulations

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE
Milka Miteva Chairman
, Artistic Director of the Competition
Zlatka Angelova
Marina Savova


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG VIRTUOSOS 2023 -LIDIYA KOUTEVA: - Pavlina Dokovska Bulgaria/USA jury chairman, Vladimir Valjarevic Serbia/USA, Ilia Tchernaev Bulgaria, Dan Wen Wei China, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron Poland, Hee Sung Joo South Korea