"The noblest service of the art is to lead the human progress toward sensible, harmonious and happy life.
...art, which inflames positive emotions
and creative spirit and moves people
toward more charitable
acts in the society."
"Andrei Stoyanov" Community
and Music Center with the partnership of
National Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov"
and Sofia Municipality "Oborishte" District under the patronage of Mayor Y. Fikirliyska
International PIANO Competition
COMPETITION RULES 1.The Fifth International Competition “Andrei Stoyanov”
is open to all pianists of any age and nationality who study piano privately, at local music school, in a music program at their regular grade or high school, or at a specialized music institution (pre-college or collegiate), as long as piano is not their major instrument, or do not perform or teach piano on a professional basis. 2. The international jury
includes well known pianists and pedagogues from Bulgaria and abroad. Every member of the jury has no right to vote for his own student, if he participates in the competition. 3. Prizewinners
of the first prize of previous edition of the competition will be not allowed to take part in the same group in actual edition. 4.
It is possible for a candidate to take part in a higher age group, presenting the repertoire and duration of the program with the requirements of the upper age group.
a) obligatory piece from Andrei Stoyanov
b) free chosen works
N.B. The pieces of the solo program could be played with a score.
a) free chosen works
N.B. The pieces from the ensemble program have to be played with score.
Contestants may include optional in their freely chosen program works by composers already listed. The special prizes will be distributed for the best performance of their works.
COMPETITION GROUPS a) Piano solo
(completed until the beginnig of the competition)
Max timing / minutes
* for those who do not study at specialized music institutions
** for those who study at specialized music institutions, but are not majoring in piano
The duration could be LESS than the mentioned duration but NOT LONGER.
b) Piano ensembles (two or more participants) - No age limit
The duration of the executed program - depending on the age of the performers, but not more than 15 minutes. Participants in the piano ensembles could be of a different age.
All the participants will receive diplomas for participation. The prize winners (first, second and third prize) of each group will receive medal and non-cash prizes. The jury could give special prize for best performance of Andrei Stoyanov piece.
DOCUMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
The completed application form must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Copy of birth certificate or passport for age verification
- A picture of the candidate in a good resolution
- (for candidates in groups VI-VIII) copy of diploma from last education degree, demonstrating that they have not majored in piano.
- Bank document showing transfer of the application fee of 40 euro (for piano solo) and 60 euro (for all participants of the piano ensemble)
Municipal Bank, IBAN – BG10SOMB91301028616501, BIC – SOMBBGSF
Option: The application fee could be paid cash directly on the special desk just before the performance of the candidate in competition.
All the documents must be received by:
1. Post on the following address: “Andrei Stoyanov” Community and Music center, Iskar str. 62, 1000 - Sofia
2. e-mail: email@example.com
(by downloading and filing of the special application form)
Dear participants, for faster and better processing of your documents, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT FOR THE DEADLINE TO SEND THEM. The agglomeration of applications at the last moment, makes difficulties for our staff and possible mistakes, which could provoke delay of the final edit of the traditional booklet with the participants and their program.
All the information you need (downloaded sheets of Andrei Stoyanov works, or recording of most of his piano pieces), you can find on the official site of the “Andrei Stoyanov” Community and Music Center http://nchstoianov.com. Please, don’t hesitate to write for any question on mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling +359882443411 (speaking languages English, French or Spanish)
Our address is:
“Andrei Stoyanov” Community and Music center 62 Iskar str.
APPLICATION FORMS Download Application Form - Piano solo Download Application Form - Piano ensembles (choose "Save" option on right click "Save Target As..." / "Save Link As..." )
You can download music from A. Stoyanov - PDF files Part 1 to Part 6 here:
Part 1 - 3 МВ
Part 2 - 324 КВ
Part 3 - 4 МВ
Part 4 - 3.8 МВ
Part 5 - 2.8 МВ
Part 6 - 4.1 МВ
(RTF, 50 KB)
The contestants of the V International Competition for pianists - amateurs "Andrei Stoyanov" covered by themselves the Travel and accommodation expenses.
Organizers would like to recommend comfortable hostels and hotels in reasonable prices, situated in Sofia city center. They have a convenient location and transportation to the hall, where the competition will take place. They are as follows:Hostel "E-sport"
(100 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Dunav apartshotel
(100 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Hotel “Slavyanska beseda”
(700 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Hotel “Sveta Sofia”
(1500 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Hotel "Madrid"
(near "Poduyane" station, a 2 kms. from the hall. You can use the trams 20, 22, 23; 7 minutes on travel.) (map)Hotel “Pop Bogomil”
(600 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Apartment “Nevski”
, Vrabcha str. 18, (300 mtrs. from the hall) (map)Apartment “Rakovski”
, Rakovskistr. 111, (200 mtrs. from the hall) (map)
You can use also the following sites for Internet booking:Booking.com