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Marko Josifoski

Marko Josifoski was born in 1978 in Zemun. He began to play violin in the class of prof. Zoran Milenkovic. From 1988 he was in the class of prof. Dejan Mihailovic (head of department for string instruments at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade), with whom finished secondary music school” Kosta Manojlovic” in Zemun, and holds a masters degree from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He continued his studies at the Hochschule fur Musik in Bern in the class of the famous professor Igor Ozim. He got a scholarship of the Swiss government and the Swiss Foundation” Lyra Stiftung” for gifted talents. He attended courses in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Israel and America with the following professors: Ida Hendl, Shlomo Mintz, Edward Grach, Nam- Jun - Kim, Thomas Brandis, Igor Ozim and Milan Vitek.

He was a member of the ”art music camp Interlochen” where he studied with prof. Alen Ohmes and where he played with the world Symphony Orchestra. He played for UNICEF (Parma), the United Nations in New York and at many festivals in the country and abroad. He represented Yugoslavia at the Eurovision young soloists concert in Istanbul.

He has won many first and special prizes to the republic and federal competitions in the former Yugoslavia as well as many international awards: Premio Mozart in Verona, Streza (Italy), in the Czech Republic ”Jan Kocian” in Italy” Rodolfo Lipizer”, ”Golden Angels” the most successful young artists. Winner of the October Award of Belgrade for the high artistic achievements, award of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts for the most successful concert of the season in 2003 as well as awards for radio Belgrade artist 2004.

He has performed in Italy, America, Austria, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovenia, Macedonia and Israel. He participated in the project of national concert season 2008/ 09 in the cities of Serbia. He played with: the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the World Symphony Orchestra in America, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra RTS, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra VJ” Stanislav Binički” as with many chamber orchestras at home and abroad - Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra,” Sinfonieta” Belgrade, Musika Viva, Jeunesses Musicales Orchestra, Masters strings, Camerata Serbica...

He is a member of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia form 1997. In addition to the many works, he has also recorded all 10 Beethoven sonatas with pianist Zarifa Alizade which were released by PGP - RTS in 2007.He worked from 2002-2014 at the Academy of arts in Novi Sad from and currently he is associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.