Humanitarian concert at “Ohrid Summer” with the top Russian artists Sinchuk and Naumenko

The director of the National Institution Ohrid Summer Festival Natasa Popovic will organize a humanitarian concert of classical music with the top Russian artists, pianist Alexander Sinchuk and the flute artist Artem Naumenko, on Sunday, November 11, at St. Sofia’s Church. They will perform works by Bach, Doppler, Rachmaninov, Aliabyev, Prokofiev, Clark, and other composers.

The event in the field of classical music will be free for visitors, and at the entrance of the church there will be a donation box, where visitors will be able to contribute to the 15-year-old girlfriend Sara Nasteska, who needs 200,000 euros for treatment in Germany.

The young pianist Alexander Sinchuk was born in the town of Nahodka, Primorsky Krai in Russia. As a student of the Moscow Conservatoire under the mentorship of Professor Valery Piasetsky, an honorary artist of the Russian Federation, Alexander Sinchuk became a laureate of many prestigious piano competitions. Among others there is the First Prize at the 4th International Rachmaninov International Competition and Gold Medal at the 9th International Young Pianists’ Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz..

In February 2009, Alexander Sinchuk successfully debuted at the “Carnegie Hall” Hall in New York. In 2010, the young pianist performed 37 concerts on a grand tour of the United States. In 2014, Alexander Sinchuk completed the prestigious Diploma Program with honors at USC Thornton Music School in Los Angeles, USA, in the class of world-renowned pianist Daniel Polak. In February 2017, Alexander Sinchuk participated in the closing ceremony of the third World Games titled CISM in Sochi.

His performances are held today in the best concert halls throughout Russia, such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Hall Svetlanov at the International Music House in Moscow, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater and Abroad: in Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, Spain , Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Israel, the United States, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Turkey, China, South Korea …

Since 2014 Alexander Sinchuk has been engaged in pedagogical work. In 2015 he started working as an assistant professor at the Moscow State Conservatory. He often gives master classes in Europe, America and Asia.

The flute artist Artem Naumenko was born in 1992 in Saratov, Russia. He started with music from the age of five. At the age of 10, Artem enters the Central Music School in Moscow, and studies with professors Yuri Dolzhikov and Alexander Golishev. In 2010, he finished the school with honorary success and continues his education at the State Conservatory “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow, also with Professor Golishev, where he graduates with honors in 2015. Two years later, Artem has mastered the flute and continues with the studies of the Conservatoire in Paris in Professor Michel Morguees’s chamber music class.


Naumenko is the laureate of the International Television Competition in 2006 and the winner of the International Competition in Padua, Italy, in the categories of brass instruments and virtuosos in 2007. He is also the winner of the Young Talents of Russia competition in 2008. Naumenko won the National Triumph Award and was named a young winner in the field of literature and art in 2007. Naumenko regularly performs in Parisian ensembles, as well as in the brass quintet “Apalon” and “Flamiart” trio. He also performed with the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the State Orchestra of the Philharmonic of Russia, the State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow virtuosos”, the Lyric Symphony Orchestra of Paris, the Presidential Orchestra of Russia, the State Brass Band of Russia, the Symphonic Philharmonic Orchestra Saratov, Omsk, Yaroslav. He also performed with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Pinhas Steinberg) in 2010, and regularly receives invitations to perform as the first flute in the Chamber Orchestra “Moscow virtuosos”.