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First Studio of BNR

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The inaugural BNR studio, conceptualized by German architects just prior to the outbreak of World War II, was a testament to modernity and sophistication. Within today’s “apparatus room,” Tsar Boris III’s armchair once resided, a symbol of its historical significance. At the time, this studio stood as the apex of technological advancement across the Balkans. Its spacious dimensions and remarkable acoustics rendered it a premier locale for symphony orchestras, classical music recording, and live concerts.

Tragically, during the winter of 1943–1944 amid Anglo-American bombing raids on Sofia, a bomb struck and ravaged the rear section of the inaugural studio. Post-war efforts facilitated the studio’s meticulous restoration.

Presently, the studio continues to serve as a hub for live broadcasts of concerts, radio, television, and film recordings. It hosts live audience concerts as well. Post-2000, the studio underwent a gradual modernization process, integrating state-of-the-art equipment that ensures sound recording capabilities at par with global standards.

In 2012, the Bulgarian National Radio inaugurated an Advertising and Information Center situated at Dragan Tsankov Blvd. 4, within the lobby of Parvo Srudio. This center offers a diverse array of items including CDs, BNR-logoed souvenirs, concert tickets for Parvo Studio events, books, and more, creating a vibrant hub for BNR enthusiasts and the public alike.


Sofia, 4 Dragan Tsankov Blvd

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