History

The 15th anniversary of the Master Classes

Summer Academy of Arts has already taken its place in the cultural life of the town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. It is not only forum for art and culture for people from different countries, but also an affirmative and evolving factor in the formation and the development of Bulgaria and trace and the Bulgarian arts school!

In 2017 the number of master classes that took place in the program was 10. In 2018 there was a new master class – creative writing. The tutor’s name is Vyara Nikolova – an amazing young woman who created a creative writing and thinking school as a project for outclass activity for students from 2nd to 7th grade. Each class in this School has its own major theme that is connected to the relations between people, global human values (such as friendships, love, faith, hope, dreams, perseverance, ingenuity, wisdom, sense of life, charity). Burgas hosted two of the master classes – violin and creative writing. The surprise was the piano master class of Maria Printz that was held from 17th till 23rd of August, in Vienna, Austria.

The theme of the creative writing masterclass was “Psycho-physical training on the drama of Harold Pinter” and the theme of the master class of painting is “Traditions in the Future”

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2016

In 2016 we started with a promise to you – our participants – a promise for friendship, for trust, a promise for love and a promise for a high quality of education. We had 9 master classes in three genres – music, theatre and fine arts. We invited three new tutors and teachers – prof. Kevork Mardirosyan – violin, acting – Kasiel Noah Asher and painting – Yulian Messa. The number of participants was 93 people from 9 countries – Germany, Brazil, The USA, Spain, Poland, Macedonia, Turkey and Bulgaria.

The theme of the masterclass in acting was Bermuda playing triangle – Euripides, Shakespeare and Tenessy Whilliams.

With the closing presentation of the masterclass in acting we took participation in the celebration 400 years since the death of Willim Shakespeare – the colossus in the world’s literature. A masterclass of the programme of The Summer Academy of Arts took place in the city of Burgas for the fisrt time. The closing events were visited from a great number of visitors and spectatours. As an accompanying programme the team of the Academy organized two other evets – Clavier concer of Antonina Boneva and Radka Chomakova and an Jubilee exhibition “Brushesh on sand” of Yulian Messa, Stoyan Filipov and Rayna Yotova.

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2015

In 2015 the 10th jubilee edition of the Summer Academy of Arts took place in Sozopol. The educational forum gathered participants from 12 countries – South Korea, Panama, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Austria, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey and Bulgaria. There were fourteen /14/ master classes in four /4/ branches of art – music, painting, theatre and magic art with a total of 132 active participants. In 2015 we organized a masterclass in a new genre – Magic art with the tutor and teacher Astor, and a new masterclass in doublebass with the tutor and teacher Margarita Kalcheva. But the new things were more and more.

For the first time in Bulgaria was put on stage the academic opera “The Swallow” by Puccini that was performed by the participants in the Darina Takova’s masterclasses in opera singing and the participants in the Chavdar Gyuzelev’s masterclass in composition of visual arts. Director of the play was Yavor Gardev, visual effects were made by Vladislav Iliev, and the sound was made by Kalin Nikolov, and the costumes were made by Maria Diomova.

For the project “The Swallow” by Puccini The Summer Academy of Arts was nominee for The Bulgarian National Radio’s prizes in the category “Music Project of the Year”.

The official program of the Academy also included a jubilee chamber symphonic concert, which was financially supported by the cultural projects of Burgas Municipality. The chamber symphonic concert had the motto “Together after 10 years” and in it took part also Zenska Orkiestra Salonowa KHW from Katovice city in Poland with a conductor – Gjegoj Miyejvinski. In the concert along with the orchestra presented  took part 7 from the most talented participants in the Summer Academy of Arts in the years – musicians and singers from Sofia, Varna, Russe, Plovdiv and also 3 young musicians from The National School for Music and Art “Pancho Vladigerov” – Burgas and First chamber Festival “Friends of Summer Academy of Arts” with 4 concerts, that were financially supported by the Ministry of Culture.

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2014

The Ninth edition of The Summer Academy of Arts took place in the period 13.07 – 03.08.2014. Again we trusted our style and presented to our participants new experiences – two new master classes. The Folklore singing masterclass was led by the solist of the choir “The mystery of  the Bulgarian Voices” – Binka Dobreva. The other new masterclass was in chamber music and was led by prof. Angel Stankov. Our master class included foreign participants and tutors such as the Austrian actor and director Steffan Fleming, who led a workshop in acting.

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2013

The beauty, the music, the gathering of art people, friends and the strange energy that flows through the air during the Arts Academy will meet once again, for the eight time this year between 15th and 30th July 2013 in town of Sozopol. The aim to preserve and to develop in time The Academy is our mission and cause. That is why here are the new master classes in violin with tutor Vesko Eshkenasy, pop and jazz singing with tutor Yildiz Ibrahimova and harp with tutor Suzana Klincharova. And this year also the participants will touch to the magnetic aura and the professional skills of our team of tutors:

Flute – prof. Georgi Spasov – artistic director of the Arts Academy

Clarinet – prof. Petko Radev

Horn – prof. Vladislav Grigorov

Violin – Vesko Eshkenazi

Cello – prof. Anatoli Krastev

Piano and piano accompaniment – Mariya Prinz

Opera Singing – Stafka Evstatieva

Pop and Jazz singing – Yildiz Ibrahimova

Harp – Suzana Klincharova

Painting – prof. Svetoslav Benchev

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2012

In 2012 The Summer Academy of Arts took place in town of Sozopol. The Academy gave the opportunity for young people to master their education, their performance skills and to have contact with the big stage. This year the Academy included singing master classes with the famous Stefka Evstatieva, and a brand new class in painting with the tutor prof. Svetozar Benchev. Here is our star team of tutors:

Flute -Prof. Georgi Spassov

Clarinet -Prof. Petko Radev

French horn -Prof. Vladislav Grigorov

Cello – Prof. Anatoli Krastev

Piano, piano-accompaniment – Maria Prinz

Opera singing – Stefka Evstatieva

Painting – prof. Svetozar Benchev

Pop and Jazz singing – Yildiz Ibrahimova

Harp – Suzana Klincharova

Painting – prof. Svetoslav Benchev

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2010

Our team felt the protection of the muses and believed in their power to include not only new special instrument classes but also one new faculty – Drama Classes. The names of the teachers are known all over the world:

Flute -Prof. Georgi Spassov

Clarinet -Prof. Petko Radev

French horn -Prof. Vladislav Grigorov

Cello – Prof. Anatoli Krastev

Piano, piano-accompaniment – Maria Prinz

Drama Classes – As. Svetoslav Dobrev

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2009

In 2009 the master classes were renewed and there were three of them. The first master class was a clarinet class taught by the unique artist for many generations of musicians Petko Radev-teacher in the National Music Academy “P. Vladigerov”in Sofia and in the Music and Dance Art Academy –Plovdiv; the traditional flute class with teacher Prof. Georgi Spassov – one of the most famous modern Bulgarian instrumentalists and pedagogues, teacher in the National Music Academy in Sofia; and the next master class was the piano class with its teacher Maria Prinz, daughter of the famous Bulgarian composer and director Konstantin Iliev, who teaches in the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. This time the number of the participants was forty. The final concert included those who played their instruments in a brilliant way and were continuously applauded by the audience.

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2007

After the success of the three editions of the Academy in 2007  the master flute class took place again with Prof. Georgi Spassov. The flute players who are the core of the Art Academy were here in Sozopol for the forth time. The number of the students was seventeen.

Prof. Spassov took great care of his students, he won the students with his professional abilities, making them feel comfortable and making them love the art of flute.

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2006

The season 17-22.07.2006 was very important for the Academy. During this season the number of master classes increased, as well as the number of the participants. On top of  the traditional flute class, in the 2006 season there were two new master classes – piano class with assistant professor Rostislav Yovchev who teaches in the National Music Academy “P.Vladigerov”- Sofia and in the “Kliment Ohridski” University in Sofia (Music Pedagogy) and with Prof. Helene Luyten from Belgium – pianist in the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. The number of the participants was twenty five. The Art Academy turned into a valuable cultural event for both participants and the citizens of summer Sozopol.

At the final concert amazed not only the audience, but the critics were also impressed by the talent of the young generation.

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2005

In the next 2005 year in the period 12-16.07. Art Academy took place with Prof. Georgi Spassov for the second time. The master class was successfully completed with even more paricipants  -17, the hall was full of people and promises of future meetings with the young people.

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2004

The beginning of the Art Academy was in 16-21.07. 2004 with the master class by prof. Georgi Spassov, National Music Academy “P. Vladigerov”-Sofia and the Music School in Sofia with 12 participants from all over the country and one participant from France.

The final concert and the diploma awarding of those who completed their education successfully took place in Town art gallery hall in Sozopol where all our master classes come to an end.