57 years of history
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
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
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.
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.