ABOUT

WHERE COMPOSER MEETS CONDUCTOR

Sofia Symphonic Summit provides a unique environment where emerging conductors and composers work closely together, manifesting the realization of newly composed works 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.

PEOPLE AND PLACES

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Nayden Torodov

Director of the Sofia Philharmonic

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Simeon Pironkoff

Director of Pedagogy

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Peter Kerkelov

Guest Composer

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Alexandra
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Guest Composer

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Bojidar Spassov

Guest Composer

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The orchestra for our concerts

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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 beautiful destination for an afternoon

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Sofia Philharmonic

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Housing

Places to stay while in Sofia

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Daniel Townsend

Managing Director

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Diogo Carvalho

Artistic Director

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TIMELINE
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DETAILS

  • Scholarships available up to €1500 

  • Program fee is €4295

  • Dates of the Program:

    • July 7th - 17th, 2023 

  • Participants should arrive on July 7th and depart on July 17th

  • Application opens October 31st, 2022

  • Application period closes February 1st, 2023

  • Priority is given to those who apply early

  • Application review begins immediately and will continue until the application deadline, or till the program is full.

  • Applicants may receive a notification of being 'waitlisted'.  If waitlisted, applicants will receive notification no later than February 15th. 

  • You may apply as both a conductor/composer

  • Click here to begin you application

  • Questions should be mailed to:

2022

SSS 2022 brought participants and faculty from 15+ countries for 10 days of music and networking.

"The Sofia Symphonic Summit was filled with great performances, insightful instruction and friendships that will last a lifetime. It was one of the most rewarding and significant events of my career. I enthusiastically recommend it to all composers and conductors."

Harry Bulow, Purdue University

 

2020 & 2021

SSS 2020 & 2021 were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.