THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Soni Petrovski

(b. 4 January 1977, Sydney).

Macedonian composer, born in Australia, of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe.

Mr. Petrovski studied composition with Goce Kolarovski at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje from 1994–2001, then had postgraduate studies in composition with him there from 2001–04.

Among his honours is a prize in the competition A Place on the Disc of Jeunesses Musicales of Macedonia (2001, for Concert Piece). His music has been performed in Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, and the UK.

He is also active in other positions. He founded the ensemble for contemporary music ALEA in Skopje in 1998 and served as its artistic director and conductor from 1998–2006. He served as a member of the general assembly of the Balkan Music Information Network in Tiranë in 2000–01 and has served on the executive board of directors of the copyright society ZAMP in Skopje since 2003.

He has taught analysis and counterpoint at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University since 2002.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: soni.petrovski@gmail.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL:

Concerto, viola, orchestra, 1998

Concert Piece, piano, string orchestra, 2000

Snooze, large orchestra, 2002

Andante, viola, string orchestra, 2003

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Three Inventions, clarinet, 1996

Esercizioni, 2 flutes, piano, 1996

Variations, 5 clarinets, harpsichord, 1997

String Quartet, 1999

Humorockesque, 2 flutes, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 1999

Bric-à-brac, violin, 2001 (also version for percussion, 2001)

Honey 'n Blood, flute (+ alto flute), clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet), trombone, violin, cello, piano, 2002 (also version for flute [+ alto flute], clarinet [+ E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet], trombone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, 2003)

CHORAL:

Gospodi vozvahLord, I Have Cried out (texts from ancient sources from Macedonia), bass, mixed chorus, tubular bells (2 players), 1997

VOCAL:

Gospodi vozvah (texts from ancient sources from Macedonia), bass, piano, 1997

Piece (text by Hermann Hesse [English translation]), 2 sopranos, speaker, clarinet, 1997

Veselite sja (texts from ancient sources from Macedonia), bass, 1997

Folk Miniatures (texts from folksongs from Macedonia), bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 2000

Vocalise, falsetto bass, 2000

Psalimpsesti, soprano, ensemble, 2001