As part of the music program of the Ohrid Summer Festival, the Chamber Orchestra of the Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia “Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar” will perform tonight at 8 pm in the church “St. Sophia”. The soloist of the evening will be the flutist Bogdana Bushevska.
Tonight’s concert will mark the jubilee, 35 years since the existence of this chamber ensemble.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Musical Youth of Macedonia was established as the first segment of the JMM Summer Music Camp in Ohrid in 1986. More than 400 young musicians were part of this unique ensemble, and the conductors and artistic directors of the orchestra were: F. Муратовски, Г. Коруновски, С. Nikolovski-Gjumar, V. Nikolovski-Gjumar, M. Spasov, B. Canev, А. Remeright, B. Chadlovska, О. Kondratenko, Misha Katz, Gianluca Martinengi, Elena Mitrevska. In recognition of the results achieved, in 1995 the orchestra was invited and held a concert in Budapest on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the World Federation of Music Youth.
For 35 years, the final concert of the summer session of the orchestra is part of the program of the festival “Ohrid Summer”, and in the last 14 years at the festivals “Skopje Summer” and “Bitola Summer”. From 2018, the orchestra is named after the Macedonian conductor Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar.
The winner of the Macedonian Virtuosi Award for “Best Music Performer in 2013”, conductor Borjan Canev, is considered one of the most refined musicians in S. Macedonia. Since 1999 he has been a permanent conductor of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and at the head of this orchestra he achieves remarkable results in his country and abroad. He graduated from the Faculty of Music in Skopje, and holds a master’s degree from the State Academy of Music in Sofia. Shortly afterwards, Canev specialized in conducting at the Royal College of Music in London, where he worked with renowned conductors: Sir Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Janos Furst and Sir Colin Davis. In the following years, maestro Canev performed numerous concerts with the Macedonian Philharmonic, as well as with its Chamber Orchestra in Macedonia and abroad. From 2002 until today he is a professor at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. His successful debut with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004 brought him constant engagements with this prominent orchestra, and in 2006 he was appointed its permanent guest conductor. In addition to the above, Canev conducted with the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, the Arad Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wagner Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo, the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonietta – Sofia, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra of the Youth, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra of the Youth , with the ensemble for contemporary music “Alea” and others. He has performed with world renowned soloists, including: Ivo Pogorelic, David Garrett, Johannes Moser, Stefan Dor, Gauthier Capuson, Simon Trpceski, Ana Durlovski, Blagoj Nacoski and many others. He has conducted at all renowned festivals in Macedonia, as well as at many festivals abroad.