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Professional Folklore Ensemble Strandja

57 years of history

Professional Folklore Ensemble “Strandja” was founded in 1965 with the aim of researching, preserving, processing and popularizing the musical, singing, dancing and verbal folklore of Southeastern Bulgaria.

The ensemble is composed of three main formations: a women’s choir based on open folk singing, soloists, an orchestra of folk instruments and a mixed dance ensemble.

Years of history

Outside concerts

Awards and distinctions


“Crystal Lyre” for musical folklore

Union of Bulgarian Music and Dance Artists 2015

Second Prize “Golden Carnation”

International folklore competition in the town of. Yalova (Turkey) 2012

Nestinarka Award

International Folklore Festival – Burgas 2008

“Golden Lyre” for musical folklore

Union of Bulgarian Music and Dance Artists 2005

The magic of dance

Our repertoire includes dozens of dance performances, solo, choral and orchestral works. It features dances and songs from all ethnographic regions, which reveal the vast folklore wealth of Bulgaria. See the beauty of the Professional Folklore Ensemble “Strandja” captured in one minute.


Concert-performance “Traditions in rhythm and creativity”

Concert-performance “Traditions in rhythm and creativity”

Come to the concert-performance "Traditions in rhythm and creativity", dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Academic Dance Theatre "Chernorizets Hrabar" of Varna Free University! May 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m.Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna...

The website was developed within the project “Bulgarian Folklore – Timeless Value”, funded by the National Culture Fund with Contract VRKI-2022-63/2022. The project is aimed at researching and preserving examples of authentic music – song and dance folklore, incorporating some of them into a stage work, in a processed form. The results achieved by the project are: enriching the repertoire of PFA “Strandja” with new repertoire items; preserving examples of authentic musical, song, dance and ritual folklore; creating and presenting a new music and dance stage work; developing a website; purchasing sound equipment to support the project event and ensure the ensemble’s concert activity.