Vladimir Kostov was born in Bitola. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the class of Prof. Mihajlo Kufojanakis at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. He continued his studies with acclaimed pedagogues, such as: Sihana Badivuku, Blagoja Dimchevski, Cornelia Bronzetti, Irina Bochkova, Natalia Prishepenko. Vladimir was a member of the World Youth Orchestra and the No Borders Orchestra. Besides solo performances, he also has an affinity for chamber music, performing with the ensemble for contemporary music Alea, the chamber baroque duo Bahus, Brevis Quartet. He is the founder of the Piano Trio VAM and performed as a member of the ensemble for contemporary music Contempora and many other chamber groups. As soloist, Vladimir has performed with the Macedonian Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of the Philharmonic, as well as at various festivals and events in Macedonia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, etc.

He is also the founder of the festival for young violinists, Violin Fest. At the moment he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music in Skopje.

“To be a concertmaster of the Macedonian Philharmonic was my dream since the first moments I started to perceive music. The work with this orchestra is an exceptional honour, pleasure and responsibility. As every native of Bitola, having coffee with my friends is priceless to me. The sea, the beach, socialising with my colleagues and friends, cooking… are only a few of the things with which I recharge my batteries. Medicine will always remain a passion of mine, while computer graphics and photo processing my hobbies.”

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