UNESCO, Paris – Recital of Beethoven’s Sonatas on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death.
CHAMPS ELYSEES, Paris – A concert marking the 10th anniversary of the death of the famous pianist Robert Casadesus. Drenikov performed two concerts by Rachmaninov (No 2 and No 4) with Padeloup Symphony Orchestra in the presence of Gaby Casadesus, in memory of her late husband .
OIRT, Pilsen – A concert with Pilsen Radio Orchestra, broadcast live in 12 countries.
OIRT, Sofia – A concert with Radio Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live in 12 countries.
BORIS CHRISTOFF, Rome, Santa Cecilia – A chamber concert with the participation of Drenikov, dedicated to the singer’s thirty years on stage jubilee.
GAVEAU HALL, Paris – two concerts: Alberto B. Tedeschi’s concerto for piano and orchestra, dedicated to Ivan Drenikov, and Clementi’s concerto in C.
THE BULGARIA CONCERT HALL. Sofia – a concert on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
ATHENS – a concert with the Elado Simphony Orchestra broadcast live in Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia.
Ivan Drenikov was on tour of 15 concerts (recitals and accompanied by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra) in the USA and Mexico.
Chamber Concert in Rome with Boris Christoff 1977
The “Golden Sagitarius” International Award of the city Rome and UNICEF for great achievements in art in 1980.
The jury, chaired by the Chairman of the Santa Cecilia Academy, among whom were Gian Carlo Menotti, Gina Cigna, Simonato, Perticaroli, etc., voted unanimously for giving the award to Drenikov with the formulation “for exceptionally great contribution to the art of music performance”. The same year the award was also given to the great conductor Franco Ferrara.