Salonline 2023-04-02 Kalina Mrmevska

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Sunday April 2, 2022
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– A “hybrid” concert –

Kalina Mrmevska


From Bach to the Balkans


W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Sonata in F Major, K 280/189e 
Allegro assai

Vlastimir Nikolovski (1925-2001) – Piano Sonata op. 28 (1965)
Teskoto (The Hard One)
Tazacka (Lament)
Tanec (Dance)

Tomislav Zografski (1934-2000) – Variations for piano op. 15 (unfinished, 1955/56)

J. S. Bach/Busoni – Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor No. 2, BWV 1004


Hailed by critics as “a pianist of enviable power,” “an artist of clear and vivid vision,” Ms. Mrmevska made her debut at the age of 9, winning first prizes in national competitions. At 12, she made her orchestral debut with the Macedonian Philharmonic. At 18, she represented N. Macedonia at the EBU Eurovision Contest for young musicians. She took 1st prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Talents “Rovere d’Oro” and 2 nd prize at the “Schumann-Young Chang”.

Mrmevska has performed as a recitalist and orchestra soloist across Europe and the U.S. in venues such as Musikhalle Hamburg, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Danube Palace, Budapest, Chicago Cultural Center.

As a humanitarian, Mrmevska was active in an NGO which rescued children during the Balkan wars. She was awarded the “13th November Prize of the City of Skopje ” for outstanding achievement. In 2006 Mrmevska appeared in Shadows, directed by Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski. Committed to promoting Macedonian music, Mrmevska has given world premieres of Macedonian composers. Her next CD will feature further examples of this genre. In her native Macedonia, she often appears on national media and in Chicago she was broadcast live by WFMT at the prestigious Dame Myra Hess concert series.

She is a DAAD scholar, as well as the recipient of O. Stöterau and the Oscar and Vera Stiftung. She received the J. Bradley Award from the U of Denver, as well as the prestigious Staller Scholar Award from SUNY at Stony Brook, where she completed her DMA in piano performance with Grammy nominated pianist Gilbert Kalish.

Ms. Mrmevska is also an active teaching artist and educator. At SUNY Stony Brook she taught undergraduate courses and served as a collaborative pianist with advanced students in the violin studio of Philip Setzer and other members of the Emerson String Quartet. She continues to be a collaborative pianist for Stony Brook’s music department, coaching doctoral students for their recitals. Her students have won soloist competitions and performed at Lincoln Center. She is a jury member at competitions such as LIC Soloist, Danube International Concerto, Sound Symphony Solo and Yamaha Piano/Breckenridge Concerto. In 2018 she joined the distinguished piano faculty at Scriabin Summer Piano Academy, where she continues to teach individual lessons and lecture on music history.

In the season of 2022/23 Ms. Mrmevska will be an Artist in Residence at universities and colleges in the USA, including Tennessee Tech, Houston Community College. She will be a guest artist with Chandler Symphony Orchestra and Sound Symphony Orchestra, as well as festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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