Concert with Piano and Violin by Domenika Robe & Simon Popovski

Friday, November 1st at 7 pm

Concert with Piano and Violin

Program:

  • Fritz Kreisler: prelude and allegro
  • Cesar Franck: sonata in a major for violin and piano

           Allegretto ben moderato

             Allegro

             Recitativo – Fantasia

             Allegretto poco mosso

  • Maurice Ravel: Tzigane rhapsodie
  • Manuel Ponce: Estrellita

Dominika Robe Popovska is a pianist from the R. of Macedonia. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2016 as a student of Doctor Kristina Svetieva ranked first in her class and winner of University “St. Cyril and Methodius” award. She completed her Master’s degree in Collaborative piano in 2018, mentored by Marija Vrshkova, with the highest grade.

Dominika is very active as a solo pianist, as she is in chamber music and as an accompanist.  She is regularly part of “Skopje Summer festival”, “Ohrid Summer Festival”, “Days of Macedonian Culture”, “Golden Lyra” and she has been the youngest participant in the international project “Piano reflections of European Culture”, a project which took part in 5 countries: Austria, France, Macedonia, Moldova, and Poland. She and her colleague Ivan Trajanoski (saxophone: in 2018 received 1st prize and Laureate at SaxClar International competition. This year, she had a recital with Naomi Georgievska at the “Ohrid Summer Festival”. Currently, Dominika works as a piano teacher at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj”-Skopje and is very successful with her students in Macedonia and internationally.

Her future plans are to expand her knowledge and experience, be involved at the cutting edge development of classical music and to make an impact on the music education process.

Simon Popovski is a violinist from Macedonia. He starts the music education in Bitola with Prof. Vanco Stoilkov and later with Prof. Sihana Badivuku in Tetovo and Oleg Kondratenko in Skopje where he finished his Master’s degree.

            He was soloist with the orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales, the faculty chamber orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of North Macedonia. He performed at festivals like “Skopje Summer Festival”, “Ohrid Summer Festival”, “Autumn Music Gala”,” Bitola Summer Festival”, “Days of Macedonian Music” etc.  

           Currently, Simon works as a violinist at the Philharmonic Orchestra of North Macedonia. He was member of the ensemble Con Tempora, Axios and other string quartets and ensembles.