“Closing concert from the International Seminar of Professors Percan and Guliieva.”

Today at 5:00 PM, in the church ‘St. Sophia,’ the Closing Concert of the International Seminar on Baroque Music, Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music, under the guidance of professors Emilio Percan and Tamara Guliieva, will take place.

The International Seminar for Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music, under the artistic direction of violinist Emilio Percan, has been in existence since 2009. For the first three years, it was held in Istria, Republic of Croatia. Starting from 2014, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia, it continued to take place in Ohrid. The seminar is attended by young violinists from Russia, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia. Over 150 students from these and other countries have participated in the seminars so far. The seminars also regularly host educators and performers, professional musicians who come for further training. As part of the seminar, traditional final concerts are organized for the most successful participants. This year, they will present their performances within the framework of the ‘Ohrid Summer’ festival.

Macedonian violinist Emilio Percan has an active career as both an educator and performer, collaborating with artists such as Viktoria Mullova, Daniel Hope, Kent Nagano, Chen Reiss, Rafaella Milanesi, Michael Rische, Julia Lezhneva, Xavier de Maistre, and others. Through various engagements, Percan has performed in renowned halls and festivals around the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Baden-Baden Festival Hall, the Opera Hall in Tokyo, the Sao Paolo Concert Hall, and more. He records for prestigious labels like Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Pan Classics, and Onyx Classics.

Since March 2015, he has been teaching violin at the University of the Arts in Graz, Austria, and since October 2020, at the University “Kalaidos” in Zurich. He conducts seminars in violin, viola, chamber music, and lectures on historical performance practice in Germany (Schloss Akademie Hamburg), Russia (Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Gnesin Academy, Ippolitov-Ivanov Institute), Austria (Gifted in Music), Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, and more. His students have won over 150 international awards.

Pianist Tamila Guliieva graduated and earned her master’s degree with honors from the Music Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan, and continued her education at the University of Folkwang in Essen, where she has been engaged as a faculty member since 2007. Guliieva is the recipient of several awards, including the first prize at the Festival for Young Pianists and the Best Piano Accompanist Award in 1999. As a soloist, she performs in recitals and with symphonic and chamber orchestras. She is an official piano collaborator for master classes with renowned musicians such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Tabea Zimmermann, the “Fourès” Quartet, and others.