The New Symphony Orchestra was conceived with the idea to be at the same time a school and an institution that has gathered young and talented Bulgarian musicians under its wing: musicians without experience on the concert stage, but with a keen willingness to work and to improve their performance. More than 800 musicians, 25-27-years-old on the average, have played in the orchestra to this day. Musicians from the school of the New Symphony Orchestra are working in the biggest Bulgarian symphony orchestras and opera theaters, in orchestras in the USA, Latin America, South Africa, Western and Central Europe.

The orchestra recruits music students. The leading principles in the work with them are respect for their personal opinion, equal opportunity and a flexible system of work.

Ever since the orchestra was created, its musical program has combined famous classical works with little known music or with music that has not been played in Bulgaria. The diverse repertoire and the adaptive organization - from a chamber orchestra to a full ensemble - have made it possible for the New Symphony Orchestra to earn its due place of honor in the cultural life of Bulgaria. During its more than 1,000 concerts so far the Orchestra has performed works by more than 150 composers and has presented more than 60 premieres before an audience of about 900,000 people.

Press Coverage

“The phenomenon of the New Symphony Orchestra – a multi-stage strategy” – Standard daily

“The New Symphony Orchestra is indeed new” – Sofia Independent weekly

“Rossen Milanov is the conductor of the remarkable opera project, and the recording was made by the New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia” – The New York Times

“The New Symphony Orchestra – harmonies of exquisiteness” – Sofia Western News

“The business sense is like the feeling for classical music” – Capital weekly

The New Symphony Orchestra gathered elite guests in the Sofia Hall” – 24 Hours daily

“The New Symphony Orchestra built a good artistic, administrative and financial mechanism” – Democracy daily

“Elmira Darvarova flew in from the Metropolitan in New York to open the season of the New Symphony Orchestra” – Troud daily

“The date 2 March will remain memorable for Bulgarian music with the world premiere of Lazar Nikolov’s Sixth Symphony performed by the New Symphony Orchestra and Rossen Milanov” – Cultura daily

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