Digital Catalogue of Festivals


National Competition for Pianists MILA MIHAYLOVA

Activity Active
Founded 2008
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 2008
Last edition in Varna 2020
Frequency of occurrence biennale
Month October
Usual duration 1-4 days
Type musical
Regulations Competition
Audience specialized
Content traditional
Range national
Organizer a state cultural institute
Type of participants prevailingly professionals
Places in halls
Access free of charge
Official website

The event honors the long-time teacher in the National School of the Arts Mila Mihaylova. The Competition is held in three age groups: up to 11, up to 15 and up to 19 in two categories: students from the arts schools affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and students from music studios, classes etc.


According to the Regulations, the participants perform works by Bulgarian, French, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary composers. The winners receive non-financial and financial awards, as well as a special prize for the performance of French music, a recording in Radio Varna and concerts with symphonic orchestras. 


The events are held in the National School of the Arts “Dobri Hristov”, Radio Varna and the City Art Gallery “Boris Georgiev”.

Editions in Varna 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020