International Competition
to mark Earth Day - 22 of April





soloists, composers and chamber ensem­bles of all instruments, who are under 35 years of age by 29 June (for ensembles - 35 years is the average age).



Soloists - two pieces by choice, 1. A virtuoso concert etude or a short virtuoso piece; 2. A piece related to the theme of Earth and  Nature, reflected in the title of the piece or in written documents (memoir, letters, etc.). The total duration of the two pieces should be no less than 15 min.

Chamber ensembles - one piece by choice, closely related to the theme of Earth and Nature, at least 10 minutes in duration.

Piano duo - two categories, both in two stages:

Piano 4 hands  -  1st stage:  a) Mozart - Andante with 5 Variations K501 G- major.  b) a piece at choice.   2nd stage:  a piece at choice concerning the theme of Earth and Nature or a piece by Schubert.

2 pianos 4 hands -  1st stage: a) Mozart - Sonata D- major, 1st  movement or Fuga. b) a piece at choice.  2nd  stage:a piece at choice concerning the theme of Earth and Nature or a piece by Brahms.

Composers  - Each participant presents a solo (with or without accompaniment) or an ensemble (of up to 10 performers) piece of any kind - instrumental or vocal, with a program feature related to the theme of Earth and Nature. Electronic instruments are not accepted. Duration of the piece: not less than 8 min. and not more than 30 min. During the competition  the composer  himself  provides the live performance of his work.  Foreign composers as well as  Bulgarians abroad  may submit tape recordings. To the tape recording should be attached its corresponding score. If the composer is allowed to enter the competition after a preliminary selection of the scores, his tape recording will be audited later during the competition. In case that a foreign performer or Bulgarian abroad should prefer a  live performance of his work, he should call the Secretariat of the competition a month before its opening.

The original manuscripts will be sent back to the composers after the finishing of the Competition. For the sake of the popularization of the aims of the Competition, composers are admitted with no age limit. These honorable participants could be awarded only diplomas and special prizes.

In case of too many  participants, the international jury reserves the right to shorten the repertoire time and/or to limit the number of performers.



The completed application form, the CV,  and  the photo (5x4 cm) should be sent to the Secretariat no later than 15 June.

Every composer should  send the score of his work no later than 15 June.

After a preliminary round by a selection committee the candidates will be informed about their acceptance, as well as about the schedule of the Competition no later than 26 June.



- for a soloist - 50  Euro; - for a participant in a chamber ensemble - 20  Euro; - for a composer  - 50  Euro

The entry fee should be transferred to the following bank:


BG57UNCR96601010689408 - in Leva

BG34UNCR96604486171401 – in euro

BG26UNCR9660118617405 – in US $


UniCredit Group HVB Bank Biochim

Earth and Man Foundation

or paid in cash to the Secretariat no later than 29 June. In case of failure to appear the participant’s entry fee is not refunded.



The prize fund of the Competition, to a total value of  6, 000 leva,  includes:

1. The Grand Prize of the Competition - a bronze sculpture Music and Earth by Mincho Minev and a cash prize.

2. First, Second and Third Prizes for all categories  - Diploma Prize Laureate with a cash prize.

3. Special Prizes - Diploma with a cash prize.

A  CD - Green Angels Collection of the prize-winning works will be produced and offered to Bulgarian and international radio stations.

The prize winners will participate in the final concert of the laureates without fees being paid.

The number of prizes and the judging will be decided by an international jury comprising well-known performers, composers and pedagogues. The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be changed.