Chamber orchestra of JMM “Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar”

Chamber orchestra of JMM “Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar”


The Chamber orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia was established over 35 years ago as the main segment of JMM Summer music camp in Ohrid in 1986. It is the only ensemble of its kind in South-East Europe. To this date the orchestra has welcomed more than 400 young musicians mostly from Macedonia but also guest musicians from other countries. Artistic directors and conductors of the orchestra include F. Muratovski, G. Korunovski, S. Nikolovski-Gjumar, V. Nikolovski-Gjumar, M. Spasov, B. Canev, A. Remereit, B. Chadlovska, O. Kondratenko, Misha Katz, Gianluca Martinenghi, Elena Mitrevska. In 1995 recognizing the orchestra’s qualities and impact, the ensemble was invited and featured in the celebrations of the 50 years Anniversary of the International Federation of Jeunesses Musicales in Budapest. Over 100 concerts of the orchestra have been warmly received by the critics and audiences and the orchestra has won the numerous awards and accolades. For 37 years the final concert of the summer session of the orchestra is part of the official programme of the Ohrid Summer Festival, and in recent years the young musicians also perform at the Skopje Summer Festival and Bitola Summer Festival. Since 2018 the orchestra is named after the Macedonian conductor Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar.


Ivan Eminovikj- conductor

Born in Skopje, Ivan begins to study music at the age of 6, studying piano at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje, where he completes the primary and high school music education. At the Faculty of Music in Skopje, Eminovikj studies orchestral conducting with Sasha Nikolovski – Gjumar and graduates in 2010 with a concert dedicated to prof. Kosta Trpkov. The same year he is awarded the “Tomislav Zografski” award by “Tomislav Zografski Foundation” for the most accomplished student of the departments of conducting, composition, musicology and music theory and pedagogy. In 2012 Eminovikj obtained his Masters degree in orchestral conducting with honours, conducting the opera “Rita” by Gaetano Donizetti. As a pianist, Ivan has performed many concerts in Macedonia and abroad and has received numerous prizes and awards at state and international competitions. In July 2018 he conducted the Sarajevo philharmonic orchestra at the opening of the festival “Bashcharshija nights” in Sarajevo. His artistic portfolio includes many productions of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet including “La Traviata”, “Nabucco”, “Carmina Burana”, “Giselle”, “Rigoletto”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “The Lady of the camellias”, Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, “Eugene Onegin”, “Adriana Lecouvrer”, ”Don Giovanni”, “Turandot”, Mozart’s Requiem and numerous concerts.

Marija Tashevska-soprano

Born in Skopje, Marija Tashevska finishes her secondary music education at the State music and ballet centre “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” at the department for traditional music and dance. At the end of her four-year education, she discovers her love for opera singing which she starts exploring with prof. Gonca Bogoromova -Krapovski and continues at the Faculty of music in Skopje first with prof. Slavica Petrovska-Galic, and later on with prof. Goran Nachevski with whom she still actively studies.  Marija has taken part in several international festivals and competitions including “Polihimnia” in Skopje where she wins the first prize, and the international competition “Balkan romance song competition and festival” in Sofia, Bulgaria where she is awarded the third prize.

In June 2021, Tashevska performs her first recital with cellist Martin Janevska at the Museum of Macedonian struggle, and she regularly performs at the “Free Wednesday” cycle of concerts organized by Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia as well as the “Musica viva” concerts at the Faculty of music.  In 2022 she is selected to perform at the traditional vocal concert in honour of prof. Kosta Trpkov accompanied by the orchestra of the National opera and ballet. She has taken part in master classes led by acclaimed vocal soloists including Rame Lahaj, Yuri Mynenko, Blagoj Nacoski, Natasha Jovic and Mihajlo Arsenski.




  1. A. Mozart: Divertimento F major K138
    – Allegro
    – Andante
    – Presto

    W. A. Mozart: Overture to the opera “Bastien and Bastienna” KV50


  1. A. Mozart: Aria no.1 “Mein Liebster Freund hat mich verlassen”

from the opera “Bastien and Bastienna”  KV50

F. Rossini: Sonata for strings no. 1 G major
– Moderato
– Andantino
– Allegro

G. F. Handel: Ombra mai fu

  1. Giordani: Caro Mio Ben

    G. F. Handel: Lascia ch’io pianga

    P. I. Tchaikovski: Elegy from the Serenade for strings

  2. B. Pergolesi: Aria “Stizzioso mio stizzoso” from the opera “La serva padrona”
  3. Schubert: Sei mir gegrüßt!

    A. Schnittke: Polka

  4. Piazzolla: Oblivion


27 Jul 2023






Church St. Sophia


Church St. Sophia
Car Samoil 88, Ohrid 6000

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