Sofia Symphonic Summit provides a unique environment where emerging conductors and composers work closely together, manifesting the realization of newly composed work for symphony orchestra or wind symphony. 

Why SOfia?

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is known for its rich cultural traditions, beautiful architecture, and advantageous art scene.  The people of Sofia love and appreciate new music and eagerly await the presentation of new compositions representing contemporary influences and stylistic differences.


Nayden Torodov

Director of the Sofia Philharmonic

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Simeon Pironkoff

Visiting Guest Conductor


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Sofia Philharmonic

The orchestra for our concerts

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Places to stay while in Sofia

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Peter Kerkelov

Peter Kerkelov (b. 1984) is a Bulgarian composer.

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National Palace of Culture

One of our cultural excursions

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National Theatre

A wonderful place to see a show

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Vrana Palace

A destination we will make one afternoon

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  • Every admitted participants receives a scholarship between 40 and 60% of the program fee. 

  • Program fee is €4295

  • Dates of the Program:

    • August 2nd - 12th, 2021 

  • Participants should arrive on August 2nd and depart on August 12th

  • Application opens officially on December 14th, 2020

  • Application will close May 15th, 2021

  • Priority is given first to those who apply early

  • Review applications will begin immediately and will continue until May 15th, or till the program is full.

  • Applicants may receive a notification of being 'waitlisted'.  If waitlisted, applicants will receive notification no later than May 20th. 

  • You may apply as both a conductor/composer

  • Financial assistance is available 

  • Click here to begin you application

  • Questions should be mailed to:


SSS 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program is brought to you by Partners for the Arts Abroad|LLC