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.