The competition, held under the patronage of the Mayor of Montana - Zlatko Zhivkov attended a total of 8 artists.
The winner was 35-year-old teacher at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. He led the orchestra ensemble "Trakia". Graduated "Manual of folk groups and Composition" at the same university. Author of numerous treatments of folk music for instrumental and vocal ensembles. He has won many awards at national competitions in composition. Second place in the competition in Montana brought him his work "Playing in 5/8".
Julian Slabakov who participated in the competition with ruchenitsa has completed composition in 1994 at the State Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia. Freelance work. He has composed symphonic and chamber music scores, choral and solo songs musicals. There are also music for theater and film. Except in Bulgaria, compositions Julian Slabakov sounded in the Czech Republic, Greece, Japan. He has won many prizes in competitions, which include the call by the International Composition Competition "Prof.. Ivan Spassov "- Plovdiv, from Competition liturgical chants - Sofia from competition for symphonic music in 7/8 Plovdiv.
Also ranked third accordionist Evgeni Jeremiah impressed the jury with "Borovanska dance."