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Violinist Oleg Kondratenko holds recital


Macedonian violinist Oleg Kondratenko will hold a recital Monday evening in the chamber music hall at the Macedonian Philharmonic, where he will perform with pianist Marija Gosevska, who, besides the piano, will play on the harpsichord.

The programme includes works by G. F. Handel (Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord HWF 371), J. Brahms (Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2, op. 100), O. Messiaen (Theme and Variations for violin and piano) and R. Strauss (Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 18).

Born 1973, Kondratenko started to play violin at the age of seven. He finished both primary and high school education in the Music and Ballet High School “Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” Skopje Macedonia in the class of prof. P.Nikolov and R. Dimitriev. Continues the studies in Rotterdam-Netherlands in the class of prof. I. Grubert and Z. Gilels, where he finished the first academic year. During the studies he has won many Awards among which are the: 1st Republic and 2nd Federal Award within former Yugoslavia.

At the moment he is professor on “St. Cyril and Methodius” University-Faculty of music, Skopje – Macedonia where in last years his students have won first prices on following competitions: Ohrid Perls Competition (Ohrid, Macedonia); Mursia International Competition (Mursia,Spain) Etudes & Scales (Zagreb, Croatia); International String Competition (Nis, Serbia); Makedonium String Competition (Skopje, Macedonia).

As soloist he performed in the Netherlands, Russia, France, Egypt, Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Hungary, at the Skopje and Ohrid Summer festivals In Macedonia, including many solo performances with the Macedonian Philharmonics.