Oboe and Piano Christmas Concert

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.’ –  

Ennio Morricone  

 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  

competitions.  

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  

in 2011  

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.