The National School of Arts "Dobri Hristov"- Varna
Varna, St. Karadja Street ¹ 34, tel. 052/620-725,
The National School of Arts "Dobri Hristov"- Varna is situated in the center of Varna in a building which is a monument of culture. It was founded as a school of music education in our area sixty-five years ago. Nowadays there are twenty-six specialties in three main profiles: music, ballet and fine arts. About 60 graduates start their career in the fields of music, ballet and fine arts every year.
After an admission examination the students start from first class - 7 year olds and finish 12th class at 18, getting a general high school diploma as well as a certificate of professional education in the respective field of study, namely: all the classical music instruments, classical singing, Bulgarian national instruments, Bulgarian national singing, pop and jazz singing, classical dancing and fine arts. Our school is convenient for concerts and different events. We have halls seating 60 to 100 spectators, ballet halls and studios for different fine arts needs.
Developing the quality and variety of education in 2004 the school became a National institution. Encouraging the creative part of study, the National School of Arts holds out to the audience a students' brass band, a string orchestra, a mixed choir, a Bulgarian folklore group, a percussion band, an accordion ensemble and a guitar band, a diversity of chamber music groups and a children's ballet troupe. The teachers are highly qualified professionals in their music, fine arts and ballet field of study. Former pupils of the National Art School are numerous famous Bulgarian composers, singers, orchestra conductors, fine art lecturers, ballet pedagogues and artists.
Varna is a city hosting a wide range of cultural events like festivals of music, ballet, folklore and movies, where our students take active part. They also participate in numerous national events like ballet performances, exhibitions and student competitions abroad.