The MARKOW TOTEVY FOUNDATION
was established by Georges Markow-Totevy as a non-profit organization of public utility in 1998 in Princeton, NJ, USA, in memory of his mother MILKA MARKOW-TOTEVY, a graduate of the Sofia Music Academy who taught young violinists in Bulgaria, France and the United States.
Its scope is to support the studies of talented young musicians,
mostly violinists, thanks to scholarships/grants/prizes - endowed in perpetuity - and concert venues.
Mainly in the United States: at 'Curtis Institute of Music' in Philadelphia,
'National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program' in Washington, and many others.
For summer study sessions: in France, at 'Fontainebleau American Conservatory', 'Pablo Casals Festival Academy', and others.
To this date, the Foundation has granted around 65 scholarships and awarded around 20 prizes, as well as sponsored 4 ensembles, 2 composers, and 3 soloists.
The Foundation's assets are held by the PNC-Bank of the United States.
Milka teaching her great-grandson
Dimiter Tchernookov, who now pursues a
violin career and is Vice-President of the Foundation