Marija Vrskova

Marija Vrskova was born in Bitola where she completed her primary and secondary music education. She graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts - Skopje with the highest grade at the university level - "CUM LAUDA" in the class of Prof. T. Svetiev where she completes her master studies in piano. During her education she has won several awards within the former Yugoslavia, and the most important international award is the Third Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Rome - Italy. She has participated in numerous seminars in piano and chamber music, and several times is the only representative of Macedonia in the World Youth Orchestra where she collaborates with top conductors and soloists. Vrskova has a special affinity for contemporary music, mastering the latest piano techniques. She has realized over 50 world premieres of solo and chamber works, not only by Macedonian, but also by foreign authors. In addition to several recorded CDs with prominent Macedonian artists, Ana and Oleg Kondratenko, Blerim Grubi, Strasho Temkov, in 2010, she recorded her first solo CD, Macedonian Piano Music. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Turkey, Croatia, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, America, Bulgaria, Serbia, Austria, England, Greece… Vrskova is one of the artists who regularly perform at renowned festivals in Macedonia, such as Ohrid Summer, DMM, Golden Lyre, Autumn Music Festivities ... At the top of the artistic activity is the award for special artistic achievement, received by the international jury, at the international competition Ohrid Pearl, 2009, as well as the three awards Virtuosos, for music performer, 2013, Chamber ensemble 2015 year and Chamber composition 2016. Marija Vrskova currently works as an associate professor at Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje.  

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