Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

BNR presents awards to the winners of the 55th edition of “Spring” song contest

Photo: BNR

The 55th edition of BNR’s “Spring” music contest for a new Bulgarian song has taken place. Since its creation in 1970, the music forum has continuously stimulated Bulgarian songwriters and performers to create new music. The awards of the contest are several: the Grand Prix, the Listeners' Award, the Debut Award and Participation in the "Eurosonic" festival in the Dutch city of Groningen.

The grand winner in the "New Bulgarian Pop and Rock Music" category is chosen by a jury, which includes composers, singers, arrangers, lyricists and producers. The winner will have the opportunity to record new music in the Second Studio of BNR, financed and produced by the public media.

Who this year's winners are is to become clear at the gala concert that takes place tonight, May 30, in Sofia Live Club, where the winner of the "Eurosonic" category will be announced. The organizers of the largest European showcase festival for contemporary pop and rock music – "Eurosonic", have already chosen who will represent our country in Groningen (the Netherlands) next year among several native candidates - heptagram, Innerglow, Kottarashky & The Preachers, Peyotoff and Woomb. The interest in participating in the event is high, as there will be representatives of European labels, club managers and members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which the Bulgarian National Radio is a part of.

A year ago, the TRIGAIDA band were chosen to represent Bulgaria in Groningen. The name of the band is a word coined by its musicians, combining the number of participants with the Bulgarian folk instrument gaida (bagpipe). The trio consisting of Asya Pincheva - vocals, Georgi Marinov aka Jorge - didgeridoo and bagpipe, and Ivan Shopov - electronics and production, present Bulgarian folklore in a unique way through the aesthetics of electronic sound. 

Publication in English: Al. Markov

Photos: BNR, Trigaida

Последвайте ни и в Google News Showcase, за да научите най-важното от деня!
Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra closes the season with new productions and prominent soloists

The Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra, conducted by Dimitar Hristov, closes the season tonight (June 20) with a concert featuring only premiere pieces. The program includes 17 new compositions and arrangements of songs performed by prominent..

published on 6/20/24 6:05 AM

Lubo Kirov starts his summer with a new single and album "New Heart"

Lubo Kirov is among the pop music stars in Bulgaria whose gigs have been filling the biggest venues in recent years. Every new song of his thrills the audience, which has a new reason to rejoice - a few days ago the singer released the album New Heart ...

published on 6/19/24 10:58 AM

Bulgarian folk songs cannot be translated but the world finds them magical

Though she has been living abroad with her family for 20 years, Bulgarian folklore has been with her always. She is the author of dozens of texts which she has turned into song, together with her husband kaval player Dimitar Karamitev from Stara..

published on 6/18/24 8:10 AM