Hailed by the Macedonian Music Society Post as “…one of the most expressive, versatile and fearless young pianists of Macedonia”, Dr. Marina Stojanovska made her debut with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra at age 14 and her Carnegie Hall debut at 32. She holds two piano performance degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Master’s, Performance Diploma) and a Doctorate Degree in performance from Michigan State University.
Dr. Stojanovska has performed recitals in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Brazil and the U.S. She was a five-time First Prize winner of the MSC competition in Skopje, Macedonia. She was most recently a first prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival. Additionally, she has won First Prize in numerous international piano competitions including Ohridski Biseri, Interfest and Liszt-Bartok. Her performances were broadcasted live on Radio Meff, Radio Ternipe, Sitel TV and Kanal 5. In addition to her solo career, she has an acclaimed piano duo with her sister, Natasha Stojanovska, known as “The Stojanovska Sisters.” The duo was a three-time First Prize Winner of the Macedonia State Competition.
Dr. Stojanovska has worked with internationally renowned pianists such as: Olga Kern, Arnaldo Cohen, Norman Krieger, Alexander Toradze, Daniel Shapiro, and Phillipe Entremont. She has collaborated with other acclaimed artists such as Carol Venesse, Sylvia McNair, Wolfgang Brendel, and Timothy Noble.
She is currently a pianist at Oakland University and has a piano studio while also actively performing.
You can find Marina’s 2022 20th Century Music Competition piano performance here.