Vladimir Kostov - violin
Macedonian violinist Vladimir Kostov studied and earned his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Music in Skopje in the class of prof. Mihajlo Kufojanakis. He has attended masterclasses and lessons with Sihana Badivuku, Blagoja Dimchevski, Cornelia Bronzetti, Irina Bochkova, Natalia Prischepenko and others.
Vladimir Kostov is the only musician from Macedonia who has been selected several times to be a member of the JMI World Orchestra, taking part in the orchestra’s tours in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia, playing in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls. He was also a member of the East-West Orchestra in Altenburg (Germany), and in the period 2000-2004 he was one of the violin tutors of the CEI orchestra. Chamber music is his great passion and he has been the leader of various chamber orchestras and ensembles among which the contemporary music ensemble "Alea", the baroque chamber studio "Bachus", "Brevis" quartet, the chamber orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic and the Chamber orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia and is the founder of the piano trio "VAM". He has attended chamber music master classes led by the world famous Medicci quartet (Sweden), Artemis quartet (Germany), Miro quartet (USA). As a soloist he has appeared with the Macedonian philharmonic and the Chamber orchestra of the Macedonian philharmonic performing in Macedonia, Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland etc.. Vladimir Kostov is a concert master of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and profesor at the Academy of Music Art in Skopje.