17 May 2019     Championships 

The official closing ceremony of the XXIII Stara Planina Festival "Balkan folk 2019" and the simultaneously held with it - X Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore "Euro folk" and the IV World Cup of Folklore "Veliko Tarnovo" will be held on May 18th, 2019 at 8 pm. During the ceremony, the winner of the Grand Prix Golden "Orpheus" - the Absolute champion of folklore for 2019 will be announced. On the stage of the "Konstantin Kisimov" Musical and Drama Theater - Veliko Tarnovo, the winner of the Grand Prix will receive a check of 1000 BGN.

The authoritative jury, evaluating the participants in the X Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk" and IV World Cup of Folklore "Veliko Tarnovo", nominated some of the contenders for the prize in the both formats. So far, for the Grand Prix of the Bulgarian National Championship of Folklore "Euro Folk 2019" are nominated: Vocal group "Peristera" - Peshtera, Bulgaria; Children's - youth dance ensemble "Kyustendilche" - Kyustendil, Bulgaria and Representative dance ensemble "Balkan" - Dryanovo, Bulgaria. The distinguished groups won the jury's acclaim and audience's applause with their high-quality performances, repertoire complexity and stage appearance.

The jury commission members are: Maestro Georgi Yankov - a music and vocal specialist; Maestro academic Mihail Dyulgerov - a conductor, founder of the Children's and youth folklore ensemble "Bulgarche" and honorable citizen of Veliko Tarnovo municipality; Valentin Halvadzhiev - a choreographer; Maestro academic Ivan Danchev - a conductor and composer. 

Musical events are held from 9th to 19th of May 2019 in the historical and spiritual capital of Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo, under the auspices of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF, accredited organization with consultative function to the Intergovernmental Committee in the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Events are held with the support of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo. Concerts are broadcasted online by the main media partner of the forums - EuroFolk TV live on: tv.eurofolk.com.