I. Blagorodna Badeva Charity Foundation
BBCF was founded and registered in 2005 in memory of the distinguished Bulgarian violinist Blagorodna Badeva who died very young of diabetes. Her brave life and admirable art, her generosity and selflessness, her philosophy of believing in, and helping others has been unceasing inspiration and support for all that knew her. This evoked the idea to found a charity in her name which to adopt these principles.
The main aim of the Foundation is to help young Bulgarian musicians, violinists in particular, by:
- providing scholarships for studies, competitions and masterclasses
- free lending of musical instruments
- creating performing opportunities in social homes [for elderly people, orphanages, day centres, etc] after the model of Y. Menuhin's Live Music Now!
The second aim of the Foundation is to help young musicians who suffer of diabetes.
The funds are raised mainly via charity concerts and other charity events of the founder and from personal donations.
For more information:
II. Live Music Now BG & Live Music for All
The goal of the
project „Live Music for All” is to bring the concert hall to
audiences that will otherwise not have access to live classical music and its beneficial
effects. It also aims to provide educational concerts for youngsters in
nurseries and schools especially in those where music is not included as a
subject. The project aims at providing equal access to culture to people
disadvantaged by age, illness or social circumstances in countries where such activities are not yet developed.
The project organises social and educational concerts with top quality live
classical music performed by highly skilled professional musicians
that last between 30 and max 60 min.
different types of venues include:
- Special schools for children:
- Residential and day centres
for people with Physical or Learning disabilities;
with Mental health problems - Schizophrenia
Down Syndrome, Autism, etc.
Refugees and Homeless people
People after a trauma as an accident, stroke,
Hospices and Hospitals
Clubs for pensioners, blind people etc.
Prisons/ Young offenders Institutions
Rehabilitation Centres – people with alcohol and
drags problems, abused, domestic violence, etc.
2.The educational concerts are aimed at
schools and nurseries.
The project is inspired by the similar work of the British
Live Music Now!
organisation founded by the great violinist and humanist Lord Yehudi Menuhin
for which Gamalova worked as a solo performer.
For more information on LMN Bulgaria:
© Presented by Devorina Gamalova, founder and president of Blagorodna Badeva Charity Foundation