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london festival of bulgarian culture

Ivo, Vania, and Lachezar Stankov founded the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture in 2010. In its four successful editions held biannually between 2010 and 2016, the Festival focused on presenting and highlighting Bulgaria's little known musical heritage to audiences in London.


Over 300 performers were invited from across the world to perform to enthusiastic audiences at several London venues including the Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John’s Smith Square. Star performers including violinist Nigel Kennedy participated alongside some of London’s finest orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

lfbc featured videoS

Bloomberg TV. Very Important Bulgarians. Ivo & Vania Stankov. Founder directors of the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture (LFBC) - 2010 programme accents

Introducing the very first LFBC 2010

2nd London Festival of Bulgarian Culture: Trailer


Nigel Kennedy and Georgi Andreev

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47. Chilingirian Quartet with Lachezar Stankov 

London Bulgarian Choir: Dilmano Dilbero. St. John's Smith Square, London. Festival 2012

J. S. Bach Allegro, from Double Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043. Svetlin Roussev & Ivo Stankov with the London Mozart Players conducted by Martin Georgiev. Festival 2016, closing concert at Cadogan Hall. 

Varna Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, Vania Vatralova-Stankov, soprano. Martin Georgiev, conductor

Big Band of the Bulgarian National Radio with Ian Shaw: Can't Buy Me Love. London Festival of Bulgarian Culture / London Jazz Festival. Clapham Grand, 15 November 2012

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