Closing concert pf Summer Music Academy “Rhodopa”



For the first year, the closing concert of the participants in the 16th edition of the International Summer Music Academy “Rhodopa” was held in museum gallery “Dimitar Georgiev” – Plovdiv.

Every year at the beginning of August, the academy attracts young musicians – singers and instrumentalists – from Europe, America, Australia, Asia to the National School of Folk Arts “Shiroka luka” to be trained by famous teachers. This year, Prof. Elena Filipova and Prof. Lilia Ilieva – singing, Maria Leshkova – folk singing, Toma Karapaunov – folk dancing joined the teaching team. The first and until now main initiator, organizer and sponsor of the Academy are the Japanese-Bulgarian Society. In the beginning, the academy was sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria through H.E. Thomas Feller, Ambassador, who, after his retirement, with personal funds, still annually provides 4 scholarships for Bulgarian students from music schools and academies in our country. This gesture of his towards Bulgaria has no analogue.