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Mr. Vasil Atanasov, oboe

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After many years of performing as an oboist, M.A. Vasil Atanasov (born 1957) gives an impressionable sign of the rich musical life in Republic of Macedonia. His numerous performances in front of Macedonian and foreign audience are always real experiencing of the beautiful and it is always an proof and discovery of new virtues.
Vasil Atanasov has graduated from the University “Sts. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje at School of Music, where he also earned his Master degree in oboe. He inherited the traditional high level of performance of the Macedonian woodwinds school. Since then he started with his very successful career as concert artist followed by numerous awards given by critics and public. Among them are: Special Diploma (1980) from the International Oboe Contest (organized by Jeunesses Musicales) in Belgrade, “Mlad Borec” award for the performance of the R. Strauss’ Concerto tor oboe and orchestra (1984), Diploma (1979) and two awards (1983 and 1989] at the contests of the Music Artists in Zagreb (Croatia), “13 November” a city of Skopje award for “the particular achievements in music performance in 1991”, “Zlatna Lira” award for the “best artistic work in 1989”, given by Music Artists Association of Macedonia. Besides performances as a soloist, he has been performing as member in different Chamber orchestras. Later he became a permanent member of the Skopje Wind Quintet. Vasil Atanasov very successfully transmitted his knowledge and experience of the young performers- students in the Music School “llijaNikolovski-Luj”. Since 1995 he has been the director of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra- an institution where he was playing as a first oboist for many years.
The Vasil Atanasov’s oboe has been heard in concert halls in Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, Sweden, former Czechoslovakia, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Vietnam, Greece… His oboe performance sound overwhelmed the educated audience atthe famous festivals as “Ohrld Summer Festival”, International Chamber Music Festival “Plovdiv”, “Music Days” in Herceg Novi, Budva Theater – City. Many radio and TVs made a lots of recordings of the Vasil Atanasov’s interpretations.

1957
Vasil Atanasov was born in Republic of Macedonia.
1979
Diploma at contests of the Music Artists in Zagreb (Croatia).
1980
Special Diploma from the International Oboe Contest (organized by Jeunesses Musicales) in Belgrade.
1983
Award at the contests of the Music Artists in Zagreb (Croatia).
1984
“Mlad Borec” award for the performance of the R. Strauss’ Concerto tor oboe and orchestra.
1989
Award at the contests of the Music Artists in Zagreb (Croatia).
1989
“Zlatna Lira” award for the “best artistic work”, given by Music Artists Association of Macedonia.
1991
“13 November” a city of Skopje award for “the particular achievements in music performance.
1995
He became a director of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra- an institution where he was playing as a first oboist for many years.

 

 

Vasil Atanasov’s rich repertoire has been composed of compositions from different historical epochs. Besides the celebrated Baroque composers pieces (period where the oboe was most exploited), Atanasov is performing originals and arrangements (made for oboe) from later periods. Works of the Macedonian composers often have particular place in Atanasov’s repertoire. Some of the pieces usually are specially composed in his honor, and performed for the first time – always with an maximum effort and convincible interpretation. As an artist, he is continuing participant in “Days of macedonian Music” ? manifestation of the domestic composers creation.

“Vaska Naumova Tomovska,  Music critic”

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