Darko Brlek graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Music under Mihael Gunzek, and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He is the winner of the Prešern Award, the Betteto Award and the Župančič Award. Darko Brlek performs extensively in recitals and with orchestras, and also as a member of world renowned chamber ensembles: the Luwigana Trio, string quartets “Debussy” and “Bartok”. He has appeared in Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, the USA, Mexico and Japan, working with the musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Hartmut Haenchen, Jan Stulen, Nanse Gum, Emil Tabakov, Ovidiu Balain, Philippe Bender, Laurent Petitgard, Pierre Amoyal, Uto Ughi and the members of the string quartets Bartók and Debussy. Brlek has recorded extensively for radio, TV and record labels. From 1990 to 1992 he was the Ljubljana Opera Director, from 1992 Artistic Director and from 1995 Director of the Ljubljana Festival. From 2005 he has been President of the European Association of Festivals (the Association has more than a hundred distinguished members and its head office is located in Brussels). He is a member of the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) whose head office is in New York, President of the Artistic Council of the Slovene National Theatre of Maribor, and a member of the Broadcasting Council of the Slovenian Radio
Stanislava Aladjozovski had her first music lessons with prof. D. Stefanovic, and continued her music education in the School for young talents in Cuprija under prof. V. Savkovic, Dj. Zazrovic, J.Maksimovic, Lj. Mihailovic and V. Koh. She had won a scholarship of the City of Nis and scholarship awarded by Norwegian Embassy. Aladjozovski obtained her master degree under prof. A. Stankov. She performed many recitals in Serbia and abroad. As a member and a soloist of “Amoroso” chamber orchestra, she played in Porto Heli, Nis, Leskovac, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Bijeljina, etc. Stanislava Aladjozovski organized several concerts for children and adults with disabilities. Two years ago, she joined Balkan Chamber Orchestra on their Japan tour.
Vladan Veljkovic was born in Nis, where he studied at primary and secondary Music School guided by prof. O. Rilak. He graduated at Faculty of Music Art in Skopje in 1995. (prof. Lj. Gospodinov), and obtained his specialist degree at Faculty of Art in Nis with prof. O. Stancev. He is the winner of many awards. During the studies, he was awarded the scholarship for young talents. As a member of chamber orchestra of the Macedonian Television he played in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Greece, etc. Veljkovic has performed in solo recitals and in orchestras, and most important concerts were held at Ohrid Summer Festival, then in Leskovac, Nis, Vranje, etc. He works as chamber musician in many different ensembles, with whom he performed at festivals: NIMUS, LEDAMUS, Mokranjc’s Days, etc. He is a member and one of the founders of “Amoroso” chamber orchestra. Veljkovic works in Nis Symphony Orchestra as first violist.
Saska Stojanov – Krstic
Saska Stojanov – Krstic (1978) was born in Nis. She finished primary school of music in Skoplje under prof. Lj. Sokolov, and then continued her education in Nis with prof. B. Jovanovic and V. Rilak – Stanimirovic. She obtained her master degree at Academy of Music in Skoplje under prof. O. Stancev from Sofija. She had competed at various competition in Serbia and abroad, but the most important is International viola competition in Skoplje, where she won III award. As a member of Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, she performed at “Ohrid Summer Festival” with conductors from Russia, Germany and Serbia. She honed her craft with prof. O. Stancev, D. Mladjenovic and P. Velickovic. Stojanov-Krstic also played with “Amoroso” chamber orchestra and string quartets “Symphony” and “Allegro”. She is a member of Nis Symphony Orchestra as first viola assistant.
Ana Stankovic studied at High music school in Nis (prof. T. P. Djorgovska) and graduated from the Academy of art in Novi Sad (prof. D. Bozic). During the studies she honed her craft with professor I. Varga and I. Kalman. As a member of “Masala” piano trio, she has performed at many music festivals such as “Constantinus” and “Nimus” in Nis, “Music days” in Herceg Novi, as well at concert in Wien. Ana has participated in recording of CD “Vilinski zvuci”. With chamber orchestra “Constantinus” she played on the concerts in Serbia and abroad. She is also a member of “Creativo” string quartet with whom she performed at Nisville festival (2015). She is one of the originators of “Impresija” chamber orchestra. They had significant concert at the opening of the film festival in Nis, playing a music written by Z. Simjanovic. She is a member of Nis Symphony Orchestra.