18:15 > 19:15

Created in the 1960s, the Academy is one of the most prestigious Bulgarian folk music and dance institutions, in the Balkans and beyond. Hundreds of soloists rising through its ranks now have careers across the world or are part of international ensembles, like some musicians now working with Jordi Savall. Their programme includes modern works as well as folk pieces and songs from different regions of Bulgaria. The Academy’s orchestra is made up of 16 musicians playing traditional instruments (including the kaval, tamboura, gadoulka and gaida) and a choir of 16 young singers.