Nikolovski, Vlastimir

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Nikolovski, Vlastimir

Nikolovski, Vlastimir, Macedonian composer; b. Prilep, Dec. 20, 1925. Both his parents were professional musicians from whom he received elementary musical education. In 1944 he obtained a baccalaureate in Prilep; subsequently studied theory with Evlahov at the Leningrad Cons. In 1955 he returned to Yugoslavia, where he took courses at the Belgrade Academy of Music. Upon graduation, he settled in Skopje and became active as a teacher and as director of musical programming for the state radio. In 1976 he was appointed a corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of Macedonia. In his music he makes use of a number of native instruments, particularly percussion. Among his works are 3 syms., a Piano Concerto, 2 oratorios, a Violin Sonata, a Cello Sonata, a Piano Sonata, a String Quartet, and a number of choruses on Macedonian themes.

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