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“Women’s Stories” Philharmonic Orchestra concert to be held on March 8

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The Philharmonic Orchestra concert to be held on March 8, entitled “Women’s Stories”, will feature two women: Macedonian conductor Elena Mitrevska and Russian pianist Olga Scheps.

Mitrevska will conduct the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, which will perform two works by Beethoven, the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, and the Leonore Overture No. 3, as well as L’ArlésienneSuites No. 1 and No. 2, by Georges Bizet.

Mitrevska comes to Skopje from Oviedo, where she has worked as the choirmaster of the Spanish city’s Opera House since 2016. She graduated from the Music Faculty in Skopje in 2008, and continued her studies in choral and orchestra conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2014, she received Austria’s Erwin Ortner prize for choral conducting.

Scheps (b. 1986) resides in Cologne, Germany, and is considered one of today’s most up-and-coming young pianists. Her debut CD Chopin was very well received by the press after its release in January 2010. In 2010, she won her first ECHO Klassik Award as Newcomer of the Year (Piano) for her debut at the Philharmonie Essen. She has also released albums with works by Russian composers, and works by Schubert.