27 August 2016     Championships  Awards 

Ten are the competitors for the Grand award of the World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2016 - Golden "Orpheus", title Absolute Champion of Folklore and the check of 1000 Euro.

12 gold and 1 silver medals were awarded on the contest day in Obzor. The jury nominated for the Grand Prix vocal, musical and dance groups in relevant genre categories.

Nominees are:

1. Folklore Ensemble "Izvorche" - Krumovgrad, Bulgaria 
2. Representative Folklore Ensemble "Slav Boykin" - Rakovski, Bulgaria 
3. Dance group "Aylan" - Tehran, Iran
4. Folklore Dance Ensemble "Nestini" - Sofia, Bulgaria
5. Ensemble "Biser" - Velika Kladusa, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
6. Ensemble for folklore dances "Sinyaya ptitsa" - Moscow, Russia
7. Exemplary ensemble for folklore music "Vesnyanka" - Pushkino, Russia 
8. Folklore vocal group "Valshebni zvutsi" - Pobeda village, Bulgaria
9. Mixed Chamber Choir - Byala Slatina, Bulgaria
10. Musical duo Dmitriy Raytov and Anastasia Fomina - St. Petersburg, Russia

Commission evaluated the groups for their excellent performances and five art directors received the title "Maestro": Rositsa Dobreva and Mitko Karamfilov - directors of Folklore Ensemble "Izvorche" from Krumovgrad, Bulgaria; Tamara Kucevalova - art director of Ensemble for folklore dances "Sinyaya ptitsa" from Moscow, Russia; Liliya Stancheva and Velizar Vasilev - art director and choreographer of Dance ensemble "Slav Boykin" from Rakovski, Bulgaria

As in previous competitive evenings in this concert were awarded dozens of diplomas of new discoveries of the Championship, diplomas for continuity between the generations on the name of Iliyan Nikolov, founder of "Musical Feasts"; laureate distinctions; diplomas for significant contribution to the preservation of traditional folklore arts of the world.

Some of the musicians and individual artists received a special award from the chairman of the jury, prof. Nikolay Kravtsov - DVD with Jubilee concert on the occasion of 50 years artistic activity and a textbook for accordion authored by prof. Kravtsov.


Yuliya Gorbunova, general expert in Culture department of Obzor Mayoralty read Congratulatory letter, addressed from the Mayor of the Black sea town - Mr. Hristo Yanev.

"Thank all of you for the beauty and smiles .. No matter how many languages we speak, the most important is that we are connected by the love of culture and art." was written in the speech. 

On the traditional parade of the participants on the main streets of the town besides the songs and dances were presented coloful national costumes. This evening in 5:10 is the final concert of te World Championship of Folklore "World Folk" 2016

The awarding ceremony, gala concert and closing ceremony of the Championship will be broadcast directly on the main media partner of the event - Internet TV Eurofolk -tv.eurofolk.com