General information



Accordiomania International Accordion Festival is a platform for lively, creative and intellectual exchange between internationally recognized artists, teachers and young, talented musicians from around the world who will be offered new ideas, opportunities for creative development and useful contacts for future professional careers.

Accordiomania International Accordion Festival is the only event in Bulgaria, which offers Competition (International and National competition), exchange of experience (accordion academy), concerts and creative contacts with one of the most famous names in the accordion art.


Festival includes:

„Accordiomania” National Accordion Competition in four age categories for individual performers, who are selected in Program of measures for protection of children with outstanding gifts and talents.

“Accordiomania” International Accordion Competition is in 10 categories, divided into 3 strands: classical music, entertaining music and chamber music.

“Accordiomania” International and National Accordion Competition will hold an official selection of performers for Trophée Mondial 2023, organized by World Confederation of the Accordion (Confédération Mondiale de l'Accordéon). The participants selected by the jury shall be entitled to attend the Trophée Mondial 2023.

An international jury from Moldova, Serbia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina will evaluate the participants in the competitions.

The Accordion Academy offers to the participants Master classes by distinguished pedagogues and performers Radu Ratoi (Moldova) and Raimondas Sviackevicius (Lithuania).


New in the Accordion Academy is Workshop Zone with recognized performers and specialists:

Prof. Raimondas Sviakevicius (Lithuania) - head of the department and accordion teacher at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Radu Ratoi (Moldova) - concert performer, graduted from the Royal Danish Music Academy with Masters of Music;

Vladimir Mandic (Serbia) - accordion teacher in the Dr Miloje Milojevic Music School - Kragujevac, Serbia;

Viktor Melnyk (Bulgaria) - known for his mastery in Europe, a lecturer on the development, arrangement, maintenance of the accordion.


Concerts during the festival:

Radu Ratoi - performed in the most prestigious music halls. His repertoire includes different styles, from classical, modern through jazz and folk music.

Gala Concert - the winners of the National and Internationa Accordion Competition “Accordiomania”

The concerts, International and National accordion competition “Accordiomania” are freely accessible to guests and the public.



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International Accordion Festival ACCORDIOMANIA - Pleven, 29 June - 2 July 2023
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