ALEKSANDAR POP HRISTOV
LEADER OF DOUBLE BASSES
Aleksandar’s first encounter with the Macedonian Philharmonic dates from his student days when he made his debut with a solo performance. He is a permanent and active member of the orchestra since 1995 and was appointed leader of the double bass section in 1998, which position he still holds.
He completed his academic education at the Faculty of Music in 1992, in the class of the renowned professor of double bass, Velo Todevski, where he also completed his Master’s studies in 1998. During his education, Aleksandar participated in many international competitions where he was awarded multiple 1st prizes.
His professional resume is filled with numerous concerts, collaborations with eminent conductors and artists on the stages at home, but also performances throughout the world: Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel, USA… He is a member of many different orchestras: the Chamber Orchestra of the Radio, the Chamber Orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic, No Borders Orchestra, Warminsko – Mazurska Filharmonija, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the studio orchestra F.A.M.E.’s…
“A great pleasure for me is the position as an Associate Professor of double bass at the Faculty of Music since my appointment in 2017. Besides the double bass, it is well known that my great loves are the guitar and the bass guitar, not only as a hobby. I am professionally engaged since my teenage days in a few rock bands and of course, in the Macedonian Philharmonic any time when there is the need of guitarrockgroove.”