2 500 new trees will be planted this fall in Sofia

Active afforestation activities will start in early October and will cover a significant number of streets and boulevards, including the boulevards "Bulgaria", "Vladimir Vazov", "Slivnitsa", "Rozhen" and "Botevgradsko Shosse" ...

Fandakova inspected the construction of a centre for contemporary art on the site of the former heat plant


The international cycling tour of Bulgaria starts from Sofia

The resumption of one of the oldest cycling competitions in Europe, which was held for the first time in 1924, today gathered over 120 riders from different countries. ...

Fandakova: We open a unit for treatment of patients with COVID-19 in the municipal First City Hospital (Parva Gradska Bolnitsa)

Two more units are to be opened for COVID-19 infected patients – at Fourth City Hospital with 5 beds and Fifth City Hospital – with 10 beds plus 2 intensive care units. ...




Тhe new edition of the Vivapiano 2020 international competition for non-professional pianists is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of the composer  Ludwig van Beethoven . It will take place between 30 October – 01 November 2020 in the concert halls of the National School of Music "Lyubomir Pipkov" str. Oborishte, 17 Sofia

Join us for the ninth edition of VIVAPIANO at the concert halls of the National School of Music "Lyubomir Pipkov  in Sofia!


International competition VIVAVOCE

​1. Who can participate?

VIVAVOCE is an international competition for non-professional vocalists, with no age limits.

2. Date and Location:

31 October 2020 at the National Music School "L.Pipkov, 17 Oborishte Street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

3. Competition Round and Prizes:

The competition has a single round. The jury will award first, second, and third prizes. All participants will receive diplomas. Prizes for piano accompaniment will also be awarded.

Prizes, awarded on the basis of performance in the Gala Concert​


 Аll participants ranked first in their group, who performed at least one of the composers Ludwig van Beethoven, can participate in the Gala Concert.

• VIVAPIANO Grand Prize ​(awarded to a first-prize winner from Groups 5 – 8)

• VIVAPIANO Junior Grand Prize ​(awarded to a first-prize winner from Groups 1 – 4)

• Piano Duo Prize (awarded to a piano duo from Group 9)

Тhe winners of the VIVAPIANO Grand Prize and VIVAPIANO Junior Grand Prize will perform as soloists accompanied by an orchestra next season.

More info: