S. Bach – Aria for oboe and piano
Veroust – 4 th Solo de Concert – for oboe and piano
Е. Morricone – Mission for oboe and piano
Th. Lalliet – Fantasie Originale op.6 – for oboe and piano
Мacedonian traditional song– “Ne si go prodavaj Koljo” – for oboe and piano. arr. K. Kostov
Ines Nedelkovska – Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody N.10 solo piano
Saent- Saens: „The Swan“, for englishhornand piano
Grieg : „Solveig’s song“, for englishhornand piano
Pasculli: „Amelia“, Fantasiefor englishhorn and piano
Pianist Nina Kostova was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1981 and began her musical education in the class of Ljudmila Romanova. Nina graduated Cum Laude in the class of the eminent Professor B. A. Romanov at the Academy of Music in Skopje and in 2006 earned her Master’s degree.
Nina Kostova is the winner of many international awards, amongst which are the top prizes at the competitions in: Senegalia, Italy; Ibla, Italy; Andorra; multiple awards at the National competitions in Macedonia etc.
She has performed in recital in: France, Italy, England, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia… Nina has also performed as soloist with the chamber orchestras Moscovia and Sv. Gjorgje at the international Ohrid Summer Festival, as well as multiple times with the Macedonian Philharmonic and Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.
At the moment, Nina Kostova works as professor of piano at the Academy of Music in Skopje.
GORDANA JOSIFOVA NEDELKOVSKA, OBOIST
‘The performance of the oboist, Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska, calmed
me down. She is so attentive, eloquent and precise in the expression, I
was excited when I heard her. I didn’t expect to hear such performance.’ –
Prof. Gordana Josifova Nedelkovska MA graduated at the Faculty of Music -Skopje in
the class of Prof. Kiro Davidovski. She specialized at the Mozart Academy in Warsaw,
Poland and was a full scholarship student at BANFF Center for Music and Sound in
Canada. She has been the recipient of many awards at national and international
Josifova-Nedelkovska has performed as soloist with numerous established orchestras
such as: the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Chapel of Saint Petersburg, the
chamber orchestra Musica Viva under the baton of the prominent conductor and cellist
Alexander Rudin, Servantes Philharmonics from Spain, The Yucatan Symphony
Orchestra from Yucatan, Mexico, 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,
Macedonian Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra St. George’s Strings, the
orchestra of Avignon – Provence, Chamber Orchestra of Porto Alegre – Brazil, 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 (performing with the renowned violinist Nigel
Kennedy), 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, Botteghino Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, the
prestigious Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, etc. Gordana’s repertoire ranges
from the early Baroque until the contemporary composers, including numerous works
that have been premiered by her, as well as multiple works by Macedonian composers.
Of great importance is the invitation of the legendary Ennio Morricone in 2009, for
Gordana to perform under his baton at the Ohrid Summer Festival.
After her very successful performance at the festival Art November in Moscow in
2011, Gordana was described by the critics as poetess of the oboe. Josifova-
Nedelkovska now regularly performs in Russia, at festivals such as the Bach Marthon
and Mozart Marathon in 2014, sharing the stage of the renowned Bolshoy Zal
with artists such as: Peter Laul, Alexander Gindin, Aleksey Volodin, Ilya Gringolts,
Christopher Taylor etc.
What makes her persona complete are undoubtedly her organizational skills. In the
past 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, Vice Dean of the Faculty of music – Skopje and a member of
the senate of the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje for two turns. In 2005
she was appointed as President of the Commission for Culture and Sport at the
University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, and by suggestion of the University she
has been selected as a member of the Council of the Macedonian National Television.
In 2008, Josifova-Nedelkovska was awarded a plaque in recognition for contributions
to the promotion of the University in the country and abroad. As a member, she is
engaged in several other boards, including the board of the national award Saint
Kliment Ohridski and since 2014 the board of the national award Mother Teresa. During
the period 2001-2003 she was the Chairman of the Board and also the Music Selector
of the Ohrid Summer Festival, once again being appointed as a Music Selector in 2007.
Her work is of • particular importance to the culture in Macedonia. Therefore, she has
been awarded multiple awards, among which is the award 13 November, which in 2009
was presented by the City of Skopje for high achievements on the international music
scene, and also 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. In their publication, which contained
biographies and works of powerful and creative women in their respective countries,
Josifova-Nedelkovska was selected as an artist and teacher who has left deep marks
in the Macedonian society. ‘She is one of the most successful women of the 21st
century’, therefore the younger generations should take her example and use it as a
way to show them how to better shape their futures.
Gordana Josifova-Nedelkovska is a professor at the Faculty of music – Skopje,
teaching Oboe, Chamber music and Methodology of teaching wind instruments. In the
academic year of 2009/2010 she was elected as Dean of the Faculty of Music in
Skopje, and in 2013 she was reelected for another mandate. In September 2016,
Gordana was elected as a Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of the Ss. Cyril and
Methodius University in Skopje.