The Union of Bulgarian Composers is a continuator of the "Contemporary Music" Society, which has been founded in 1933 and existed until 1944.Since 1947 it renewed its activities under the name of Union of Bulgarian Composers, Musicologists and Concert Artists. In 1954 the union was renamed as Union of Bulgarian Composers with two sections - of composers and musicologists. In the life of the Union take part composers, musicologists, prominent Bulgarian musicians - singers, instrumentalists and conductors who work actively for the promotion of the contemporary Bulgarian music.
The Union of Bulgarian Composers is a non-profit creative association and one of its main objectives is to promote the creation, distribution and popularisation of new musical works. One of the most significant initiatives in this respect is the annual review of newly created works by Bulgarian composers entitled "New Bulgarian Music" which was started in 1952. It presents the best works created by Bulgarian composers during the previous year.
The Union of Bulgarian Composers regularly organises concerts of Bulgarian music at the Union's hall, together with Days of Bulgarian Music in various cities throughtou the country. In 1951 the Study of the Young Composer was created which arranges reviews of the works by young authors. Since 1980 they have been held regularly under the title Young Bulgarian Music. The Musicologists' Section is doing active research work on Bulgarian folklore, on the works by Bulgarian composers and the development of national musical culture.
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