Oboe player and one of the most prominent Macedonian musicians of her generation, Gordana Josifova puts on display her amazing versatility of style in what appears a true celebration of the instrument’s repertoire, flanked by pianist Elena Atanasovska, who gifts us with some Rachmaninov preludes for solo piano.

Prof. Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska MA

Oboe

Prof. Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska MA has been the recipient of many awards at national and international competitions and performed as oboe soloist with numerous established orchestras, such as: the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Chapel of Saint Petersburg, The Kimy Sinfonieta from Finland, Austria’s Villah Philharmonics, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra from the Czech Republic, the Tallinn Sinfonietta from Estonia, the Symphonic Orchestra of Rome, the Symphonic Orchestra of Belgrade, the string chamber orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic, the chamber orchestra Sofia Soloists, the orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic, the orchestra of Avignon – Provence, Chamber Orchestra of Porto Alegre – Brazil, and the United Europe Chamber Orchestra. She has performed recitals in Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Estonia, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia, performing in venues such as: Verdi in Milano, the auditorium S. Margherita in Venice, the prestigious Smetana Hall in Prague, etc. Gordana’s repertoire ranges from the early Baroque until the contemporary composers.

Gordana has undertaken a number of important positions, such as: President of Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia, Head of the Department for wind instruments at the Faculty of music – Skopje, etc. In 2008, Josifova-Nedelkovska was awarded a plaque in recognition for contributions to the promotion of the University in the country and abroad. Her work is of а particular importance to the culture in Macedonia. Therefore, she has been awarded multiple awards, among which in 2016 the prestigious national award St. Kliment Ohridski for her extraordinary work in the fields of culture and art. In 2015 she was awarded the Recognition of Knight in Arts by the French Ministry of Culture for her contribution in promoting the French culture in Macedonia. Her success has been recognized by a world known Institute as well – in 2004 the Editorial council of the American Biography Institute nominated her in the category Successful woman of the 21st century.

Programme:

  1. S. Bach: Aria for oboe and piano
  2. Geminiani: Sonata for oboe and piano 
  3. Veroust: 4th Solo de Concert for oboe and piano
  4. Ch. Colin: Solo de concours no. 1 op. 33 – for oboe and piano
  5. Rachmaninov: Preludes op. 23 No 4, 5 for solo piano
  6. W.A. Mozart: Sonata K.V. 370 – for oboe and piano
  7. Th. Lalliet: Fantasie Originale op.6 for oboe and piano
  8. Macedonian traditional song “Ne si go prodavaj Koljo” for oboe and piano. (arr. by K. Kostov)

Elena Atanasovska

Piano

Elena Atanasovska is one of the most prominent and reputable Macedonian pianists who has been actively involved in the music life of Macedonia and abroad. Winner of numerous international and national awards, such as 1st prize at the international contest „Rovere Doro“ in chamber music category in San Bartolommeo, Italy, and 3rd prize at Chopin contest in Novi Sad, Serbia, she has been performing many times with Macedonia Philharmonic Orchestra and on solo recitals. Remarkable are to mention her performances at recitals and concerts as piano accompaniment in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, USA, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. She is a regular guest at music events within “Ohrid Summer Festival”, “Skopje summer festival”, “Days of Macedonian music”, ” Esenski muzicki svecenosti”, “Bitfest”, “Gevgelija autmn” and is associate professor for piano accompanying at the Faculty of Music.