Bringing people together
The Ardenza Foundation is an award-winning cultural organization led by seasoned musicians with a passion for bringing people together through collaborative music projects.
Calendar of events
On April 8 and 9, 2023, the Ardenza Foundation organizes the twelfth edition of the VIVAPIANO International Competition for Non-Professional Pianists and the first edition of the VIVAVIOLIN International Violin Competition.
The events are carried out with the financial support of the Metropolitan Municipality – Capital Program “Culture”.
Our projects center on aspects of music pedagogy and/or performance. They involve collaboration among musicians of different styles and generations, often bringing together artists who have never worked together before. They present important chamber music works and support the creation and performance of new music in both traditional and non-standard settings.
VIVAVOCE is an international competition for non-professional vocalists, with no age limits.
Congratulations to the awarded participants! Thank you for participating in the...
On April 9 and 10, 2022, the Ardennes Foundation invites you to enjoy the XI edition of the Vivapiano Piano Competition. In the concert halls of NMU L. Pipkov in Sofia on the magnificent piano Steinway you can hear 100 participants of the competition. The Gala Concert...
For the 100th anniversary of the composer Lazar Nikolov Ardenza Foundation with the financial support of NFC announces a competition for writing a piano trio up to 10 min. long, inspired by "Intermezzo per tre". We expect new works until 1st of September 2022 at...
Ardenza Musical Heroes
A documentary project remembering some of the distinguished musicians who have had a major impact on the way we experience and perform chamber music
“Music never comes by itself. It has to be invited by painstaking daily work. Then, maybe, one day it will favor you.” Thus wrote Borodin Quartet founding first violinist Rostislav Dubinsky, who worked closely with Dmitri Shostakovich on the composer’s first 13 string quartets before leaving the Soviet Union in 1976.
Ardenza is what chamber music demands of the people who play it. It’s an Italian word meaning passion, excitement, earnestness—just think of ardor and ardent.