Edit Makedonska

Concertmaster, I-Violin

About Artist

Edit Makedonska is the Principal Concertmaster of the National Theatre in Belgrade since 2003, and a member of the orchestra since 1980.
Born in Sofia (Bulgaria), Edit comes from a musical family; she began to study violin with her mother Diana Rapondzhijeva-Stojanović, and finished the Faculty of Music in Belgrade where she studied with esteemed professor Fern Rašković.
She completed her master's degree in violin and chamber music at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv (Bulgaria),
where she studied with prof. Nedjalcho Todorov, and was his assistant.
She also received a Diploma in vocal performance from the "Mokranjac" Music School in Belgrade, and completed the School for Ballet in Sofia.
She has worked as the professor of violin at the "Josif Marinković" and "Vladimir Djordjević" music schools in Belgrade, and as the professor of violin and sight-reading at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts.
As concertmaster, she has been engaged by the Macedonian Opera and Ballet in Skopje (Macedonia), the Operas of Varna and Plovdiv (Bulgaria), the Terazije Theatre in Belgrade, the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Radio-Television Serbia, the Belgrade Soloists directed by Vojkan Borisavljević and the Simfonieta directed by Aleksandar Vujić.
A certain period she was a member of the esteemed Serbian String Quartet.
She is also the founder of the String Quartet "Edit" (2000), with which she has performed at concerts and festivals in Serbia and Bulgaria, as well as at the National Theatre where her quartet took part in performances of chamber opera "Romance" by Igor Rankovic (conductor Djordje Stanković) and opera "Don Quixote” by Jules Massenet and arranged by conductor Angel Šurev, which has been performed under his artistic direction for two years at the stage "Raša Plaović”, and with the National Theatre’s soloist
Živan Saramandić in the title role.
Edit Makedonska has given numerous concerts as a soloist and concertmaster throughout the former Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal, Denmark, Japan, Switzerland and Italy.
In 2017 she had the honor to serve as the concertmaster of prestigious Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago in Italy.
She has collaborated with such conductors as Placido Domingo, Johannes Harneit, Toshio Yanagisawa, Borislav Ivanov, Alexei Bogorad and Dejan Savić.
In her repertoire she puts a special attention to domestic authors, and has premiered many works by Serbian composers of XX and XXI centuries, contributing significantly to the preservation and development of the Serbian musical heritage. She has recorded for radio and television, and has been active as a composer of children's music (music on the poems Apple and the Butterfly and Sasha, a Gypsy Dog from the children's fairytale books written by Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia).
With the orchestra of the National Theatre she premiered the composition “Balada o polju” (“Ballad about a field”) for violin and chamber orchestra written by Mirjana Živković, subsequently performed by the "Ljubica Marić” Chamber Orchestra, and for which Edit Makedonska personally has give the theme to the author.
With the harpist of the National Theatre, Gorana Ćurgus, she formed Duo "Edit" in 2011. With it, she already has made many successful performances, including the opening concert at the Belgrade International Harp Festival, and concerts at the Festivals in Ub, Pančevo and Sofia.
She is a member of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia (UMUS), the Association of Performing Artists of Serbia, and is the former president of the Association of the Orchestral Artists of Serbia. Edit is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards, and is the first concertmaster that has been featured in the History of the National Theatre, presented at the Museum of the National Theatre in Belgrade.

Main Data

Ensemble: Opera
Status: resident