Ivan Naumovski

The Macedonian bass-baritone Ivan Naumovski, completes his graduate studies in vocal singing at the Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje, Macedonia in the class of prof. MA Marija Muratovska with highest honors cumlaude (2013). Three years later, he obtained his master's degree with the highest honors Auszeichnung in the Musiktheater department of the State University of Graz, in the class of Prof. Tom Sol and maestro Frank Kramer. 2021 he finishes his last Master's degree in Lied und Oratorio at the State University of Vienna (MDW) in the class of Prof. Karlheinz Hanzer, Prof. KS Gabriele Fontana and Prof. KS Angelika Kirchschlager, and obtains another Master of Arts title in the field of art song and oratorio. As a student, he won three competitions, in Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo. Among these competitions, he is a participant and finalist in many others. During his career, he had numerous performances in Macedonia with the orchestra of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB) and the Macedonian Philharmonic. With solo recitals and concerts, he regularly performed at Macedonian festivals such as "Ohrid Summer Festival", "Skopje Summer Festival", "DMM", "Interfest", "May Opera Evenings" and "Autumn Music Festival". As an honored guest soloist, he performs several times with maestro Simon Trpceski, as well as with the Austrian renowned soprano Eva Lind, at her concerts, including the concert at the Villa Wanfried, Bayreuth (Richard Wagner's Home). In addition to his studies, he attended many masterclasses with Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender, Karlheinz Hanzer, Gabriele Lechner, Lidija Horvat Dunjko, Laura Aikin and Helena Lazarska. In the university productions in Graz, he performed in the operas "Don Giovanni", "Viva la mamma" and "Die Zauberflöte". In addition to Graz, he performs at many other concerts throughout the cities of Austria (Woergl, Vienna, Graz, Wells, Weitz, Innsbruck, Schweigers, Achenkirch, etc.). He made his operatic debut at the opera in Graz with the role of Vicomte Cascada in the operetta "Die Lustige Witwe", where he collaborated with the renowned director Olivier Tambosi. In addition, in the same opera house, he played the main role in the Austrian premiere of the contemporary opera by Elisabeth Naske "Der Wuschpunsch", the projects "Rossini for children", the concert of the opera studio, and performed as part of their ensemble at the director's competition "Ring Awards" in the role of Malatesta. He is the recipient of several scholarships, the most prominent of which are the "Best of South East" and "AIMS" scholarships in Austria, which have brought him numerous performances, including the performance in Graz's Musikverein, Minoriten Saal and Kasematten Arena. His opera repertoire includes the roles of: Figaro (Mozart), Impresario, Malatesta, Papageno, Dandini, Vicomte Cascada, Eugene Onegin, Don Fernando, Beelzebub Irwittzer, Masetto and Guglielmo. His career has been enriched with performances in Norway, France, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Macedonia. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Macedonian award "Virtuosi" awarded by SOKOM for the best young artist in Macedonia. In 2016, he made his debut at the MOB at the opening of "May Opera Evenings" with the main role in the opera "Eugene Onegin". He ends 2017 in front of his home audience with the New Year's evening concert at the Macedonian Philharmonic under the baton of maestro Yeruham Sharovski. He is a regular soloist at the Austrian festival "Musikwelten Festspiele", and with the orchestra "Danube Philharmonic" they perform numerous concerts throughout the year in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. In 2020, in Foeringen and Eringen, he sings the role of Don Fernando in a concert performance of "Fidelio", and he performs as a Bass soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. In the same year, he was in the finals of the "Klassik Tiroler Sängerpreis" competition in Innsbruck, Austria. Ivan is a frequent performer at the Vienna Kursalon, as well as the Liechtenstein, Eschenbach, Schönborn and Vienna Konzerthaus palaces. In these palaces he stands on the stage over 80 times a year. In 2021, he makes his concert debut at the "Ohrid Summer Festival", and a month later he debuts in France with a solo recital with artistic songs at the "Les Muiscales de Quiberon" festival in Quiberon. In 2022, he holds a recital with artistic songs in Skopje, and shares the stage in Vienna with one of the most famous baritones of all time, Leo Nucci in Vienna. From October 2022, Ivan works as a professor at the Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje.

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