Academician prof. dr. Vladimir Marković was born in 1967. in Priština, Serbia. He gained his primary musical education at the music school “Mokranjac” in Belgrade and continued his education at the School for Musically Gifted Children in Ćupria, Serbia. At the age of 14, Vladimir Marković has enrolled at the Academy of Music in Novi Sad in the class of professor Pavel Vernikov. Soon after, he has moved to Moscow to pursue farther education at the Tchaikovsky Academic Music College, Moscow State Conservatory in the class of prof. M. Glezarova, where he graduated in 1986. At the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory he got his master degree in the class of professor Sergei Kravchenko, cathedra L. Kogan, in 1991. Back in 2011. at the University of East Sarajevo, he defended master’s thesis with solo concerts, while in 2017 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Slobomir in Bijeljina. The International Academy of Sciences and Arts (MIANU) awarded him with the title of Academician in 2018.
During 1991. academician prof. dr. Vladimir Marković has received a special prize at the “Jeusse Musical International Competition” in Belgrade as the best performer among participants from Yugoslavia. Vladimir Markovic is a winner of various musical competitions of the former the Soviet Union. As a performer, V. Marković was performing across Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia. He has collaborated with conductors such as Rudolf Barshai, Konstantin Krimets, Pavel Kogan. Academician prof. dr. Vladimir Marković was a concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi di Kuhmo Finland, Chamber Orchestra of Sinfonietta Belgrade, Chamber Orchestra Royal Strings of St. George.
Academician prof. dr. Vladimir Marković is actively engaged in educational activities for which he was awarded by the Association of Music and Ballet Teachers of the Republic of Serbia. Annually, he participates at a jury of numerous competitions in Serbia and abroad. Vladimir Marković is the organizer of seminars for young teachers accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia.
Academician dr. Vladimir Marković Associate Professor is the head of the Department of String Instruments at the Music Academy, University of East Sarajevo. At the same time, he is also engaged at the Slobomir University in Bijeljina, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.
Ljubisha Kirovski was born in 1971. He completed his musical education at the Academy of Music Art, University of Skopje; where he obtained his BA and MA degrees with the highest marks and special merit CUM LAUDE under professor Z. Dimitrovski. Kirovski has performed in Macedonia and on stages Sarajevo, Budapest,Germany Croatia , Turkey like a soloist ,chamber musican’s and concert master. He is a soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra performing Paganini concerto No 1 and No 2, Chaturian concerto in Skopje, Sarajevo; and Sofija. He is a soloist with Simphony Orchestra at the Faculty of Music performing Wieniawski Conce rto No 1, and a soloist with Saint Petersburg Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart Concerto in A- major. He was a soloist with Macedonian Philharmony Chamber Orchestra on a concert tour in Sweden (june 2006), performing Mendelssohn – Concerto in d-minor. He played all six sonata’s of E.Isay e in the one concert. From 1993 he played with his wife–pijano in chamber duo. With duo he has had manu concert in Macedonia and abroad-Croatia, Serbia and Montenagro Italy, Switzerland Bulgaria North of Cyprus etc. In 1997 specialized solo and chamber music at the Europian Mozart academy in Warsaw, with following professor’s G. Zhislin G.Takacs, I. Rohman .. He won a special prizePREMIO SPECIALE INIZIATIVA CENTRO EUROPEA at the International competition for Chamber Music TRIO DI TRIESTE, held in Trieste in 1998.[duo].He held master class for sonatas for violin and piano in Laussane, with professors P. Amoyal and P. Gililov .He recorded his first CD in live at the OHRID SUMMER FESTIVAL in 1999, and the second CD from life concert in Skopje in 2005 .In 2004 he won the prize [duo] for the best concert in 2003 GOLDEN LIRA from the Association of Music Artist’s of Macedonia.In 2004 he won the prize VIRTUOZI for the best chamber ansambl in 2013 . In 2014 the prize GEORGI BOZIKOV for the best performance of pices from Macedonian composerIn his repertoire are more than 50 sonatas for violin and piano, and the most important violin concert’s.Kirovski was a concert master at the Macedonian National Opera, and Macedonnian Philharmonic Orchestra.Now he is a profesor at the Music Academy in Skopje and leader of the Macedonian String Quartet GAJDOV From 2011 Kirovski is the president of associations of Music artist in Macedonia From 2005 on his concert he play viola.
Roland Xhoxhi, born in Elbasan ( Albania) holds the position of professor at the Arts University in Tirana (Albania) and is a highly appresiated violinist performing both as a soloist in many musical seasons and playing in chamber music ensembles.
He often appears as a soloist with many outstanding orchestras and is an acclaimed interpreter of contemporary music, having significant contacts with well known artists.
He is frequentely invited to partecipate in juries, meetings, master classes and has frequent collaborations with other proffesors’ classes of numerous European schools.
In 1990-1991 he held some lectures at the International Violin Meeting organized by R. Lipizer Association. In 2014 he was a member of the Jury in the 33- rd International Violin Competition Premio Rodolfo Lipizer in Gorizia (Italy).He has written many books of pedagogical intent about the violin and his teaching career is connected with his students. Every day in his class excellent violinists are prepared to play on national and international stages and are welcome in the classes of every European or American professor. Many of his students are winners of International Violin Competitions and some of them use to play in prominent orchestras as Berliner Philarmoniker, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala,Teatro Regio of Turin, Einthoven Simphony Orchestra, Aachen Simphony Orchestra, and many others in Italy, France, Spain, Grece,Slovenia and USA.
Furthemore he has made recordings with the Albanian Radio and TV Orchestra and Albanian Opera Theatre Orchestra.
Macedonian violinist Vladimir Kostov studied and earned his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Music in Skopje in the class of prof. Mihajlo Kufojanakis. He has attended masterclasses and lessons with Sihana Badivuku, Blagoja Dimchevski, Cornelia Bronzetti, Irina Bochkova, Natalia Prischepenko and others.
Vladimir Kostov has been selected several times to be a member of the JMI World Orchestra, taking part in the orchestra’s tours in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia, playing in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls. He was also a member of the East-West Orchestra in Altenburg (Germany), and in the period 2000-2004 he was one of the violin tutors of the CEI orchestra. Chamber music is his great passion and he has been the leader of various chamber orchestras and ensembles among which the contemporary music ensemble “Alea”, the baroque chamber studio “Bachus”, “Brevis” quartet, the chamber orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic and the Chamber orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia and is the founder of the piano trio “VAM”. He has attended chamber music master classes led by the world famous Medicci quartet (Sweden), Artemis quartet (Germany), Miro quartet (USA). As a soloist he has appeared with the Macedonian philharmonic and the Chamber orchestra of the Macedonian philharmonic performing in Macedonia, Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland etc.. He is a member of No Borders Orchestra and a founder and artistic director of the festival for young violinists ,,Violin Fest,, . Vladimir Kostov is a concert master of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and a professor at the Academy of Music Art in Skopje.
Marina Chado began her music education in Ohrid. She finished her high school education in music in Skopje, after which she received many awards in national competitions. As an exceptionally talented student, she received a national scholarship in 1993, which led her to graduate at the prestige conservatorium Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky in Moscow, in the class of the renowned professors Melnikov and Chugaeva. Since then Marina Chado has had numerous solo performances, as well as performances with philharmonic and chamber ensembles in Moscow, Munich, Belgrade, Skopje (as well as throughout the Republic of Macedonia), Slovenia, Serbia. She also had performances in the programs of the Skopje Summer Festival and the Ohrid Summer Festival. Her repertoir covers music pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, as well as pieces from De Falla, Dvořák, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
For a few years Marina played with the Chamber Orchestra of the Macedonian Radio Television, for which she has recorded many significant compositions as well. She also played with the orchestra of the National Opera (which is a part of the Macedonian National Theater).
Marina Chado has taken part in numerous seminars in the region, led by distinct pedagogues like Zhislin, Jashvili and Chugaeva. She is also a member of international music competition councils, as well as of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA). Among her other achievements, she is also the author of the curriculum for the primary music schools of the Republic of Slovenia, and the leader of the chamber ensemble Skopje Ladies’ Orchestra.
In 2010 Marina Chado became the co-owner of the music school Pianoforte together with Violeta Stefanovska Shukovikj.