Ivan Manolov Andonov is a guitar and music teacher and a Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Bratstvo 1869 Community Centre in Kyustendil (Bulgaria), as well as a Manager of the Information centre Europe Direct.
He is the President of The Club Young Musician, Bulgarian Guitar Players Association and Association of Researchers of Local Traditions and Nature. Andonov is also a member of the Manager Committee of Cultural center Union and Art Director of The Chamber Music Academy and of the International Classical Guitar Competition Marin Goleminov (Bulgaria).
He is the Founder of International Folklore Festival Pautalia, National Festival of the Old Town Song Sing Heart! and National Poetry Contest Binyo Ivanov. Andonov is a Chairman of international juries at guitar festivals in Lafcos (Greece), Leskovac (Serbia) and Odessa (Ukraine).