Tina Ivanova

Tina Ivanova was born in 1976 in Skopje. She graduated from the Musicology department at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, in the class of Prof. Sotir Golabovski.   Tina was a part of the culture section of the newspaper Utrinski vesnik for fifteen years, initially as a journalist and music critic from its commencement in 1999, later becoming the editor of the section from 2007 - 2012. Before this appointment, she was a part of the section for classical music at the First Programme of the Macedonian National Radio, followed by her position as a Music Collaborator at the radio Kanal 103 and the Macedonian Information Agency. While at Utrinski Vesnik, she was an ardent and ceaseless spectator of the situations in the Macedonian music culture, through the numerous reviews, interviews and opinion pieces she wrote. Tina has worked as a producer for the Macedonian Philharmonic since 2014. In 2020 she was appointed as Acting Director, a position she still holds at the moment.   Tina’s articles have been published by numerous Macedonian cultural magazines, and lately by the Musicology Centre website, where she is also one of the founders. She is a member of the Composers’ Association of Macedonia as well.   Tina Ivanova is the author of the book Document 103, a journalistic work for the music radio Kanal 103. The book was published in 2011 by the author herself, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the radio, which is one of Europe’s, possibly the world’s, most exceptional radio stations because of its inventive programming. For this book, Tina is the recipient of the prestigious award Mito Hadzivasilev-Jasmin in 2012, presented for the first time to a musicologist and music journalist. She is also the recipient of the Urban Award of the Urban Institute for promoting urban culture. She is also the author of the novel Circles, published in 2013 by the publishing house Ili-Ili.   Tina is co-author of the monograph Mihajlo Nikolovski – our Papa Franck, published to mark the 80th anniversary from the birth of the Macedonian composer and pedagogue, which received the prestigious Panche Peshev award from the Composers’ Association of Macedonia. Ivanova is co-author of the monograph 70 years Macedonian Philharmonic, published to mark the 70th anniversary of the oldest Macedonian national institution. She also appears as co-author of the e-book Seven small portraits of seven great composers (2015).   In the past six years, Ivanova is a producer of numerous concerts at the Macedonian Philharmonic, including the children’s and popular music series.   Tina Ivanova is a prolific writer of song lyrics, short stories and scenarios for children’s concerts, actively participating in the creation of programmes for the Macedonian Philharmonic, as well as outside projects. As a musicologist, she is one of the creators of the Philharmonic Newspaper, first published in 2019.

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