Vratsa State Philharmonic is a state institution found in 1973 when the operette formation "Orpheus" since 1909 was transformed in philharmonic institution and orchestra. The first woman-conductor in Bulgaria Radosveta Boyadjieva became the principal conductor and music director of the philharmonic. During the years, Vratsa State Philharmonic orchestra has developed its professional skills and the quality of making music under the conductorship of Tsanko Delibozov, Petar Ganev, Vesselin Baitchev, Mihail Boyadjiev, Dimitar Panov, Nayden Todorov. The musicians count 52 .
Many foreign conductors and instrumentalists have been invited to perform with the orchestra. We can mention conductors Keith Salomon (Great Britain), Daisuke Soga (Japan), Jin Kwon Li (S.Korea), Peter Richter (Austria), Viron Fidetsis (Greece), James Baker (USA), Derek Bell (Ireland), Derek Gleeson (Ireland), Igor Sukachev (Russia), Benjamin Ashkenazy (Netherlands), Tai Wai Li (S.Korea), Zoran Andric (Serbia), Leonardo Quadrini (Italy). Also we can mention musicians like Valentin Feigin (cello, Russia), Andrey Korsakov (violin, Russia), Melina Mandozzi (violin, Switzerland), Mario Hossen (violin, Bulgaria/Austria), Naum Grubert (piano, Netherlands), Dmitri Ilarionov (guitar, Russia), Sandor Javorkae (violin, Hungary), Barbara Tomaszewska (violin, Poland), Claudia Antonelli (harp, Italy), Rolando Saad (guitar, Spain), and many others whose professionalism has been approved once again on our stage and raised bulgarian musical spirit and traditions in Europe..
Managing director of Vratsa State Philharmonic is Dimitar Panov.
The principal conductor is Valeri Vatchev.