Almost all major manifestations of Bulgarian jazz in the last 20 years are linked with the name of Antoni Donchev.
He gained fame as co-founder of the well-known formation Acoustic Version, which already with its first appearance on a European stage won the grand prix of the competition in Hoeilaart – Belgium in 1985. In parallel with his work with Acoustic Version, Antoni Donchev has taken part in projects with many world famous musicians, given solo performances as pianist, presented new concerts for piano, created especially for him and recorded together with the Symphony Orchestra of Bulgarian National Radio, composed film and theatre scores.
His albums have been released by BMG, Balkanton, Sony Music, Polysound, Kuker Music, etc. In recent years he has been collaborating successfully with theatre director Teddy Moskov, whose productions in Germany are highly acclaimed by the critics. Winner of the prizes for theatre music (1986,1988), film music (1996 -1997, 2007), and of the Crystal Lyre of the Union of Bulgarian Musicians (2001).