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National Academy of Music Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov

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The National Academy of Music “Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov” is the most authoritative higher education music school in Bulgaria with the oldest, best established and most efficient professional traditions, which focuses the potential and achievements of the most significant, renowned artists in this area in the same amount today, as it has done in the past. Its graduates win top prizes in prestigious international competitions and take part in international music initiatives. They achieve successful professional careers in our country and worldwide – on Bulgarian and world stages, in orchestras and opera theatres, in secondary and higher education music schools, in colleges, universities, in various cultural institutions and art unions, in the electronic media, in cultural centres etc. The Academy was established at the suggestion of the Minister of National Education Stoyan Omarchevski under the name of State Academy of Music. Legitimised by virtue of Royal Decree No. 145 dated 21st July 1921 of His Majesty Tsar Boris III, it took over took over the provision of higher education to students who were being taught at the already operating Music School (from 1904 as a private school and from 1912 – as a public school).

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