Concert by Gjorgji Cuckovski and Jana Pavlovska Moltz featuring guest Deshira Ahmeti Krliu

Thursday, September 21st from 8:30 pm:

Gala Concert- Vocal Songs

Gjorgji Cuckovski- tenor 

Jana Pavlovska Moltz- piano

Guest: Deshira Ahmeti Krliu- soprano


  1. S. Barber – A Nun Takes the Veil
  2. S. Barber- Now Have I Fed and Eaten up the Rose
  3. T. Prokopiev – Galebe Moj
  4. P. Jekova – Margjelo ( D. Ahmeti Krliu )
  5. S. Gjoni – Lule Bore ( D. Ahmeti Krliu ) 
  6. S. Rachmaninoff – Ya Zdu Tebya
  7. S. Rachmaninoff – Hotel Bi v Edinoe Slovo
  8. F. Chopen 3 nocturnes – Cis/min, Des/maj op.27 No:2, C/min op.48 No:1

( Jana Pavlovska Moltz)

  1. G. Faure – Prison
  2. G. Massenet – Aria of Werther

GjorgjiCuckovski – Tenor

He was born in Skopje in 1982. He graduated from the Faculty of Music in Skopje with 10 Cum Laude in the class of the prof. Biljana Jovanovska.In 2006 he was awarded with scholarship by CEE Music Theatre in Vienna, Austria where he specialized in opera singing with the prof. Olivera Miljakovikj. He finished master studies in opera singing with Maestro Boris Trajanov at the GoceDelchev University in Shtip, Macedonia.

Cuckovski is the principal tenor at the Macedonian National Opera and Ballet and a professor at the Faculty of Audio-Visual Art – ESRA.

Music critics in Macedonia particularly welcomes his engaged stage effort and “movements that represent the emotional changes followed by the characters”.

His first international appearance was in 2006 in TeatroComunalle Cosenza – Italy playing the role of Monostatos in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.In 2006, he participated in concerts in Hamburg and Berlin on the occasion of Days of Macedonian Culture in Germany, Austria (Vienna Philharmonic – Musikverein, in 2007, participating on a humanitarian concert for the children in Ethiopia, and in 2009 participating on jubilee concert of KMC Olivera Miljakovikj),  Italy (Concert in Medea for the “World Peace” – 2009). Aspendos – Turkey (playing the role of the Duke of Mantua in “Rigoletto” by Verdi in June 2010).In December, 2010, he played the role of Alfred (Verdy – La Traviata) at the Osaka Opera, Japan. He also sang the Swan in CarminaBurana in Beziers, France.In 2012, Cuckovski performed at a concert with the Sliven Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria.In 2013 he performed the role of the Duke of Mantua in “Rigoletto” by Verdi at the National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia and in Aspendos, Turkey.In 2013, MOB performed gala opera concert in Jakarta, Indonesia in which Cuckovski also appeared.In April, 2014, Cuckovski performed in Bulgaria with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, he sang Mozart’s “Requiem”, while in July, 2014, he was part of two gala concerts with the Dubrovnik Philharmonic Orchestra in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and in November he appeared in Tokyo, Japan performing the “9th Symphony” by L. V. Beethoven. In 2015 he performed in ”TeatroPoliteama Greco” – Lecce, Italy and “Teatro Verdi” – Brindisi, Italy playing in 8 plays as Ismail in Nabucco and Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly.In September, 2015, he performed on a large Gala Concert of “Belini Festival” in the Taormina Antique Theatre, Sicily.In the same month he participated in the large Gala Concert “Corean National Art Center” in Seoul, Korea.This 2015, he plays the character Maurizio from Adriana Lecouvreur at the National Opera House in Sofia and the National Opera House in Varna. December 2016 he held a solo recital in New York, New York performing Rachmaninov and Tschaykovski lied. 19.02.2017 he held a Opera Gala Recital with Shanghai Philharmonics in Shanghai, China performing 6 opera arias. June 2017 he performed the role of Maurizzio- Adriana Lecouvreoure at National Theatre of Belgrade, Serbia. September 2017 is a Golden Award Winner of Xi’an Art Fetsivall in China and October 2017 held a solo recital at Epidarius Art Festivall on Cavtat Croatia. In 2018 had a recital in Avallino, Italy and took part of production of Nabucco in Teatro Coccia di Novara, Italy. He performed the Mozzart Requiem at Bellano, Lake Como Italy and Pinkerton- Maddama Butterfly at Torre del Lago Puccini Festival. 2019 he took part of a concert with Istambul Opera House. 2022 Preisner Requiem with Nacional Philharmonics and gala concert at the National Opera of Novi Sad, Serbia….

His most recognized role is Maurizzio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreoure performing with Daniella Desi, Giovana Casolla and Zvetalina Vasilleva as parthners in the production.

Cuckovski also performed in: Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Russia, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Indonesia, Japan, Croatia, Korea, China, U.S.A,…

His repertoire in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet and abroad  contains the roles:

Maurizzio- “Adriana Lecouvreour”, Poglione- “ Norma”, Canio- “Pagliacci”, Turiddu- “ Cavagleria Rusticana”  Duke of Mantua – “Rigoletto”, Ricardo – “Masked Ball”, Alfred – “La Traviata”, Foresto – “Attila”, Gabriele Adorno – “Simon Boccanegra”, Radamess- “ Aida” Rodolfo – “La Bohème”, Pinkerton- “MadamaBaterfly”, Khalaf – “Turandot”, Luigi – “The Cloak”, Don Jose – “Carmen”, Edgardo – “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Peter Quint – “The Turn of the Screw”, Dwarf in the Der Zverg- Zemlinsky opera, Eisenstein –“The Bat”, 

Jana Pavlovska was born in Skopje, Macedonia. After completing her education in her native country as a class’ valedictorian at The National Music Academy, she moved to The USA, to pursue Masters’ level studies in Piano Performance with Dr. Winston Choi at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), as well as Artist Diploma in Piano Performance with Dr. Ludmila Lazar at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she now holds a position as an Artist teacher. At the same time she is pursuing a Doctorate of Music Arts degree in Piano performance and literature at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign under the guidance of Prof. William Heiles.

Jana has successfully performed as a soloist nationally, as well as internationally in Bulgaria, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Germany and The U.S.A. Chicago-based performances include appearances in Ganz Hall, The Chopin Theatre, Nichols Hall, Pianoforte Foundation,  19th Century Club, Millennium Park and Armour stage at Orchestra Hall. She has been featured in live solo performances from Ganz Hall and Pianoforte Salon Series on Chicago’s most prominent classical music radio station, WFMT.

She is an around fifteen First and Second Prizes in solo and chamber sections competition winner, nationally and internationally (Italy, Germany) and a study-staying-concerting grants’ holder in Paris- France, Pucisca- Croatia, Birmingham- The U.K. and New York- The U.S.A. Three times winner of CCPA Piano Showcase tour and a Gilmore Festival 2012 chosen fellowship winner to work with Emanuel Ax. She is a winner of the annual Rudolph Ganz Award of the Chicago College of Performing Arts for best academic student achievement in 2012, and later, the annual Rudolph Ganz Award and Felix Ganz Award of The Chicago College of Performing Arts for best academic student achievement in 2014.

Besides her teachers she has worked with Briggite Engerer, Tomaz Petrac, Pavel Egorov, Jerome Lowenthal, Emanuel Ax, Boris Slutsky and others. 

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