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 will take place in the period from 1 to 3 July 2021. It is proposed for inclusion in the Program of measures for protection of children with outstanding gifts and talents for three age groups of individual performers. It is designed for accordion and bayan students.

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 2021, 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 2021.

An international jury from Russia, France, Serbia and Bulgaria will evaluate the participants in the competitions.

The Accordion Academy offers to the participants Master classes by distinguished pedagogues and performers Yuri Shishkin (Russian Federation), Frederic Delchamps (France) and others.


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

Stoyan Karaivanov, concert performer of bandoneon and bayan;

Hristo Zlatkov - performer of genre and folk music;

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


Concerts during the festival:

Luka Simic from Serbia, winner of the first prize of the VI category from International competition ACCORDIOMANIA 2019;

Stoyan Karaivanov (bandoneon and bayan) and Doach Bezdyuz (piano) - Turkey;

Hristo Zlatkov (accordion);

Yuri Shishkin (Russian Federation) - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, concert performer, professor of accordion at the Rostov State Conservatory "Sergei Rachmaninoff";

They will present to the audience the unlimited applications of the accordion in the different genres of musical art.

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, 1-4 July 2021
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