THE BULGARIA PROJECT

The Bulgaria Project is an exchange project related to both contemporary and traditional music from Bulgaria, launched by Swiss Contemporary Music Duo UMS 'n JIP in collaboration with the National Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov Sofia, the Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian composer Milen Panayotov. Composer's, conceptual and schedule details will follow soon on this site. If you wish more detailed information now, please write to info (at) umsnjip (dot) ch.

 

PARTNERS

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

The Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, also known under its former name, the Bulgarian State Conservatoire, is a university of music in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Founded in 1921 through a royal decree of Tsar Boris III, it is named after influential Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov (1899–1978). Two buildings house the academy. It offers 30 programmes divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Theory, Composition and Conducting, the Instrumental Faculty and the Vocal Faculty.

BULGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO

Bulgarian National Radio is Bulgaria's national radio broadcasting organization. It operates two national and seven regional channels, as well as an international service – Radio Bulgaria – which broadcasts in 11 languages. Listening to radio broadcasts from other countries having become popular in Bulgaria by the late 1920s, a group of engineers and intellectuals founded Rodno radio on 30 March 1930 with the aim of providing Sofia with its own radio station. Broadcasting began in June the same year. On 25 January 1935, Tsar Boris III signed a decree nationalizing Rodno radio and making all broadcasting in Bulgaria a state-organized activity. In early 1936, a new and more powerful medium-wave transmitter sited near Sofia was joined by additional transmitting stations at Stara Zagora and Varna, giving Bulgarian National Radio countrywide coverage, and on 21 May of that year Radio Sofia began broadcasting internationally. On 1 January 1993 BNR was admitted to full active membership of the European Broadcasting Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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