29 May 2015     Awards  Members 

The president of European Association of Folklore Festivals Mr. Kaloyan Nikolov gave "Golden" Certificate for membership in EAFF of Professional Folklore Ensemble "Iskra" from Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

The reason for the high distinction was 55-year anniversary of the Ensemble and the huge contribution which the collective has in the preservation of Bulgarian folklore art and its promotion on three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa.
Professional dancers, singers and musicians more than two hours were sharing their inspiration till the end of musical and dance spectacle "Kitka za obich" / "Bunch of love" and the enthusiastic audience gave back their love with applauses.

Deserved recognition for longstanding activity of the ensemble was awarded with the "Golden Lyre" award. The prestigious prize is awarded for outstanding contribution of Bulgarian folklore art from the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers and given personally by the Vice-President of the Union Lyubcho Vasilev.

The chief artistic director and the choreographer of the Ensemble Borislav Angelov, the director of the Folklore Orchestra Lachezar Yordanov, the member of an orchestra Ivelin Zahariev and the chorine Greta Yordanova were awarded with the honorary sign of the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo for overall creative activity.
Neli Stoycheva - the secretary of "Iskra" Community Center gave golden medals and diplomas to another artists from the ensemble.

The celebrants received flowers and greetings from various people and institutions from the municipality, region and country, with wishes to continue to inspire and educate the Bulgarian spirit through the art in a tribute to our ancestors.