Michael Bakrnčev

Michael Bakrnčev – Photo: Matthew Rigby

Although early in his career, Melbourne-born composer Michael Bakrnčev (Мајкл Бакрнчев) is one of Australia’s most highly driven and successful young composers. Multi-award-winning Bakrnčev’s music has been performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada and Australia, and he has has been commissioned to write new works for performers such as the Macedonian Philharmonic (Македонската филхармонија), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburg Percussion Ensemble and Italy’s piano virtuoso, Roberto Prosseda. After graduating in 2013 with First Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium – Griffith University, Bakrnčev began a Masters Degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music – University of Melbourne. Current works-in-progress include his first flute concerto and a colossal four-hands piano work in collaboration with author Fay Thomev.

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