Bulgaria Gallery within the Bulgaria Concert Complex was established in 2004 on proposal by Mr. Yavor Dimitrov, Director of Sofia Philharmonic. The start was given with the display of the “Violet Buffalo-cow” by Pavel Koychev on the New Year’s Day of 2003. The aim of the Art Gallery is to display the works of Bulgarian and foreign painting and applied arts masters and to inscribe and complement the integral Bulgaria cultural ensemble.
The period features a number of successful events which give us grounds to believe that the Art Gallery has found its proper place in the cultural life of Sofia Philharmonic.
Incontestable fact is that an ever increasing number of artists seek and wish to display their works in the Gallery.
Admirers of painting avail of the opportunity to see both works by young talented artists and recognized in Bulgarian art names as Zahari Kamenov, Vezhdi Rashidov, Georgi Trifonov, Teophan Sokerov, Nikolay Maystorov, Alexander Titorenkov, Sava Tsonovski, Alexander Terziev.
Bulgaria Gallery also hosts anniversaries featuring documentary exhibitions. Through these displays we aspire at covering important events and facts of the artistic work and heritage which great masters of Bulgaria have bequeathed to our culture. The photo exhibitions devoted to grand diva Rayna Kabaivanska – 50 years of artistic career, Anton Dikov, Pancho Vladigerov, Vladi Simeonov are just a few examples of our efforts. The Gallery exposed a documentary exhibition on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Sofia Philharmonic with abundant photo materials encompassing its history since its establishment in 1928 till present, enlarged by an album revealing the whole artistic life of the Philharmonic which can be seen in the Gallery.
The venue has also presented galleries from Plovdiv, Ruse, Varna, Kyustendil, “Dechko Uzunov” Gallery.
The synergy of the arts of music, painting, sculpture, graphics and photography further enriches and adds up to the cultural image of Bulgaria Concert Complex thus making it a unique spiritual focal point.