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24 Аrtists Receive Golden Quill Award
24 Аrtists Receive Golden Quill Award
BTA Director General Kiril Valchev at the Golden Quill awards, may 21 (BTA Photo)

Twenty-four cultural figures were awarded the Golden Quill Award on the eve of May 24, the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and of Slav Letters. The artists received their honours at an official ceremony on Tuesday evening at the National Music Theatre in Sofia. In honor of each of this year's laureates, 24 trees will be planted in the Kambanite park-complex.

At the 29th Golden Quill Award ceremony, honors were awarded to director, opera manager and pedagogue Plamen Kartalov, cultural researcher Prof Aksiniia Djurova, composer Stefan Diomov, pianist Prof. Boryana Lambreva, artist Nadezhda Kuteva, Apolonia Festival artistic director Margarita Dimitrova, the 100% Awake BNT programme, actress Maria Stefanova, conductor and composer Konstantin Ilievski, the Impressio website for culture and art, jazz musician and composer Veselin “Eko” Veselinov, sculptor Ivan Rusev, poet Margarita Petkova, actor and photographer Vladimir Karamazov, choreographer Anelia Serafimova-Todorova, actress and director Yana Titova, actor Vladimir Zombori, pop and rock singer Dicho Hristov, violinist and teacher Georgi Kalaidzhiev, journalist Svetoslav Ivanov, the Czech Centre in Sofia, conductor and composer Lubomir Denev Jr., and sculptor Kiril Meskin.

Radio Classic A was awarded the people’s choice award, which was received by violinist Joanna Kamenarska.

The event was under the auspices of Sofia Mayor Vassil Terziev. The awards were presented by prominent socio-political and cultural figures, including former prime minister Mariya Gabriel, caretaker Minister of Culture Nayden Todorov, caretaker Tourism Minister Evtim Miloshev, Miroslav Borshosh, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education, Culture, Science and Cultural Diversity in Sofia Municipal Council, the Rector of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Sava Dimitrov, BTA Director General Kiril Valchev and Lyudmil Angelov, honourary professor at NBU. 

Kiril Valchev presented the awards to actor Vladimir Zombori and to Silvia Deribeeva, Program Director of the Czech Center in Sofia.

Valchev noted that a year ago the National News Agency, BTA, also received the Golden Quill award in 2023 and he called the experience “inspirational and compelling”. 

As he presented the award to Deribeeva, Valchev also noted that this distinction not only marks the 75th anniversary of one of the oldest cultural institutions abroad in the Czech Republic itself. "We also commemorate those, let's call them, 'Bulgarian Czechs' with a great contribution to our history," he said and listed the names of the historian Konstantin Jirecek, the manufacturers Proshek brothers, the artist Ivan Mrkvicka, etc.

/DT/

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