Dobrich is a town with rich musical culture. It has one of the best concert facilities in the country, instruments, professional and amateur music institutions and music audiences.
The first edition of the International Youth Music Competition “Hopes, Talents, Masters” took place in 1996. It is held annually in the first half of September. The objective of the competition is to develop the cultural exchange between artists, performers and educators of classical music, to discover young talents, to encourage the creativity of artists and provide them with the chance to show their talent, to promote classical music and to popularize the rich cultural calendar of the Dobrich Municipality. The IYMC “Hopes, Talents, Masters” is one of the national cultural events of Bulgaria. The program of the contest, organized by the Dobrich Municipality by courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, includes matinees and evenings of competitive nature, auditoria, creative meetings, concerts, workshops and master classes. For the past eighteen years the stages have hosted over 5200 artists from 30 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia.