Méditation from opera Thaïs
Rumanian Dance from The Legend of Ohrid Suite
Song in the Night (Chanson dans la Nuit)
Lippen schweigen, from Die lustige Witwe
Fermo Dante Marchetti
Fascination (Valse Tzigane)
Duo ‘Edit’ have been formed in 2011 by the violinist Edit Makednska, concertmaster of the National Theatre in Belgrade and the harpist of the National Theatre, Gorana Ćurgus. Duo 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.
Edit Makedonska (Sofia, Bulgaria) 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 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, the Operas of Varna and Plovdiv, 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. Edit is the Principal Concertmaster of the National Theatre in Belgrade since 2003, and a member of the orchestra since 1980.
She is 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. Edit Makedonska has given numerous concerts as a soloist and concertmaster throughout the former Yugoslavia, Europe and South Korea and Japan. In her repertoire she puts a special attention to Serbian authors, 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. 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.