Arbanassi Summer Music Festival was founded in 2010 and has become a meeting place for international musicians and classical music lovers to share a special programme of intimate evening concerts of chamber music. Every July/August the festival gathers a composer in residence and first class soloists from major European orchestras, who perform in the magical museum churches of Archangels Michael and Gabriel and Saint George, with its renowned acoustics and exceptional XVII century murals. The village of Arbanassi near Veliko Tarnovo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great architectural interest and beauty.
The Festival is hosted by the Regional Museum of History – Veliko Tarnovo and is organised by VZW Arbanassi Summer Music (Belgium) and Veliko Tarnovo Municipality. Its founders are Julita Fasseva and Dimitri Mestdag, who are also artistic directors of the festival.
The 2022 edition of Arbanassi Summer Music Festival will take place in July, featurinbg four concerts.