19.04.2021. - 22.04.2021.
GRAND PRIX award "Stojan Stojanov" in the amount of 500 euros enables the Stojanov family Special awards Rucner Quartet Award - performance in the 2021/2022 season in the concert hall of V. Lisinski Award of the Croatian Chamber Orchestra - performance with the orchestra
Dear Singers, Because of your inquiries and interest, we are extending the application deadline to the 18th of April, 2021. Musica Zagreb
Stojan Stojanov Gančev
Dear competitors, Welcome to the first international competition of solo singers Stojan Stojanov Gančev. This competition was named after the singer and pedagogue who left an indelible mark on generations of singers and audiences who listened to the creations of his roles that he interpreted on the stages of Croatia and abroad. With his professional and thorough approach, he has educated a number of opera singers and pedagogues who work all over the world. In his rich career, he was often a member of the jury at international competitions for young solo singers. Fair, strict but above all well-meaning, he would gladly approach every singer after the performance, talk to him and share his opinion and advice. The organizers of this competition would like to nurture the qualities that Professor Stojanov had and pass them on to the younger generations. In order to hear as many talented young musicians as possible, through the propositions we have enabled the performance of a wide range of generations of singers. We look forward to meeting each other on an artistic level and making new acquaintances.
Stojan Stojanov Gančev was a tenor born in Ajtos, Bulgaria in 1929. In 1960 he completed his studies in solo singing in the class of the famous Bulgarian vocal pedagogue Hristo Brmbarov in Sofia. Afterward, he studied opera direction in the class of Dragan Karadžiev. While still a student, he made his debut in 1957 as Caramello in Johan Strauss’ operetta A Night in Venice performed in Sofia State Musical Theater. Soon after he was signed for many other projects, mainly operettas. The same year he was awarded a gold medal at the Youth Festival in Moscow. In 1959 he won the first prize in Ferenc Erkel Competition in Budapest. From 1960 to 1963 he was a member of the Sofia Opera. In 1961 he performed in Varna as Rodolpho in La Boheme and that same year he won the first prize for the heroic repertoire in Sofia. His success in the Sofia Opera was recognized by the directors allowing him to perform in a more demanding program. In 1964 Stojan decided to transfer to Macedonia where he remained until 1969. As a Skopje Opera soloist in 1969, he came to the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb where he performed for the next 25 years, until his death.