Atanas graduated in 2006 and later earned his Master’s degree in 2010 at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. As a student he was awarded numerous prizes at national and international level, of which most important is the 3rd prize at the prestigious world competition Coupe Mondiale in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2002. The same year he began his professional engagement in the orchestra of the Macedonian Philharmonic as a part-time collaborator, becoming a permanent member in 2008, collaborating with world-renowned conductors and soloists. He is also active as a soloist and performs with numerous chamber ensembles and orchestras in prestigious European concert halls. In 2012, he appeared as a soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic, performing Nay Rosauro’s Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra.
“It is a dream of every young musician to be a part of a large and renowned orchestra. It is a great honour to be a part of the Macedonian Philharmonic, to have the opportunity to contribute to the level and the reputation of the orchestra. I hope that the orchestra will continue to develop in the future. In my free time I like to travel, take walks in nature, socialise, perform with bands and I am also a great lover of contemporary audio-visual technology and everything connected to the stage and concerts.”