Ten-year existence of the Foundation "Klementina Rafajlovska"
Exceptional support to young music talents
On 26 May, at the Army House in Skopje, the Foundation "Klementina Rafajlovska marked its ten-year anniversary.
This is a unique foundation that supports the young music talents from the Music and Ballet Centre "Ilija Nikolovski - Luj", as well as the young musicians from the country. At the above-mentioned concert, the Foundation awarded this years' award to the young Zoran Kirjakovski for the best instrumentalist that graduated at the Music-Ballet School Centre, and the manifestation was enriched with the performances of the past ten winners of this award: Ognenka Gerasimovska, Aleksandar Krapovski and Simon Trpcevski.
The Foundation was established in the memory of the early-diseased harpist, Klementina Rafajlovska. It also supports the international affirmation of the young people with single scholarships, enabling them to participate at international seminars and competitions, it encourages the artistic development of the students, it organizes professional gatherings for exchange of experiences, it supports the concert activity in the country and abroad, as well as the preparation of audio-visual projects.
The successes of the young musicians are marked by awarded certificates, and so far one time financial scholarships have been given to the most successful participants at the 39th national competition of music schools in the Republic of Macedonia. The Foundation, financially supported the complete preparation of the first CD of the above-mentioned competition.
Of the so-far realized activities, we can note the live broadcasting of the Moskovija Orchestra concert on the Macedonian National Television at the manifestation "Ohridsko Leto" in 1998, the concert of the "Skopsko Leto" prize - winners, the successful cooperation with foreign foundations as well as with national, professional, scientific and social bodies ad organizations for providing financial and material support to the students, ensembles, classes, groups and other related institutions from the country.
This year' activities of the Foundation "Klementina Rafajlovska" are directed towards the preparation of CD-editions and opening a web-site for better promotion of the young musicians. Together with the Musical Youth of Macedonia, the Foundation will organize the International Competition "Musicians of the New Millennium" that should take place in Skopje.