Macedonian pianist Darko Kostovski tonight at “Ohrid Summer”

This evening, pianist Darko Kostovski will perform as part of the Ohrid Summer Festival. The concert will be held in the church “St. Sophia” starting at 21:00.

Darko Kostovski was born in 1978 in Skopje and received his first knowledge in the field of piano from professors Aida Islam, Marija Pisinova and Boris Romanov at the MBUC “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj”.

At the age of only 15, Kostovski was admitted as the youngest student at the Academy of Music in Cologne in the class of prof. Arbo Valdma, where he obtained the highest level of education and honors “Cum Lauda” as a concert pianist in 2014. He is taking master classes with Aleksandar Longvich, Pavel Gililov, Paolo Giacometti, Henry Siegfriedson, Rita Kinka, Kemal Gekic, Evgeni Koroljov and Gjergi Kurtag. He has won awards from several international competitions, including the first prize at the Taranto (Italy) competition, the Yamaha Prize at Weimar (Germany) and the third prize at the Mouth in Labem (Czech Republic). During his studies he won an award and recognition for the best foreign student.

As a soloist Darko Kostovski has performed in many countries including: France, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Egypt and Germany. He is a guest at numerous national and international festivals such as: “Klangbogen” in Vienna, “Ohrid Summer”, “Skopje Summer”, “Expo”, “Euregio” and “Beethoven Festival Bonn” in Germany, and performs in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and Bonn, the Palace of Versailles in Paris, the home of Franz Schubert in Vienna, the former Bundestag in Bonn, the Cairo Opera House and the Expo 2000 in Hanover.

Performs with the orchestras of the Musical Youth of Macedonia, the Chamber Orchestra of MRTV, Zagreb Soloists, etc. He transforms his enthusiasm for chamber music into the chamber duo “Dali” together with the violinist Lisa Maria Schumann. Makes numerous recordings for MRTV as well as for Radio Berlin Brandenburg.