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Michael Bakrnčev - conductor

Michael was the 2014 Emerging Composer under the Zelman Symphony’s ongoing partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Music. The world premiere of his newest work, "The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum", was enthusiastically received by a capacity audience on Saturday 20 September 2014. He was then invited to conduct the second-ever performance of his own work just eight days later.

A multi-award-winning composer who graduated with first class Honours in Composition, under the tutelage of Gerard Brophy at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Michael's works have been performed on numerous occasions around Australia, Canada, New York, Austria, Scotland, the Republics of Macedonia and Serbia. He has future performances planned in both Greece and London.

Bakrnčev's music has been recorded numerous times in Australia, the USA, Canada and Europe, and has been featured at the Macedonian Days of Music Festival, the ITEC World Tuba and Euphonium Convention in Austria, the 16th World Saxophone Conference in Scotland and the Australasian Clarinet and Saxophone Conference in Sydney.

In 2013, Bakrnčev wrote for Sydney’s The Song Company, and he was recently commissioned by the Arts Centre Melbourne for the 5x5x5 Composer Development Project; the resulting works were recorded by ABC Classic FM and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), which included a performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre. In 2013, he was a finalist in the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Music.

Bakrnčev’s orchestral output is quite significant with works performed or commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, Toowoomba Concert Orchestra, Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra (twice), and he is currently writing for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Bakrnčev is a currently studying a Masters at Melbourne University with Elliott Gyger. His future plans include research, multi-cultural musical collaborations, and further study nationally and abroad.

Michael was a Special Guest Conductor of the Zelman Symphony at Federation Square's Deakin Edge on Sunday 28 September 2014 when he conducted the second-ever performance of his own work, "The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum".

Michael Bakrnčev has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

28 September 2014 - Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

The above details were supplied by the individual conductor and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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