Turkish, Balkan Clarinet
(Performer guest musician)
Ismail Lumanovski was born in Bitola, Macedonia in the year 1984, and started playing the clarinet at the age of nine. He made his debut in 1998, with the Macedonian Philharmonic, and his U.S.A. debut in 2002 with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Arts Camp.
Mr. Lumanovski was the principal clarinetist with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and a member of the High School Concert Orchestra at the Interlochen Summer Camp, a member of the Interlochen Arts Academy Band and Orchestra, and currently a member of the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra.
He has won numerous competitions and awards, including first prize at the 23rd ,24th and 25th National Clarinet Competition in Macedonia, second prize at the International Competition in Bulgaria, first prize at the National Chamber Music Competition in Macedonia, second prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Bulgaria. Mr. Lumanovski was a winner of the 1998 Folk Music Competition in Macedonia. In his Junior and Senior years at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Lumanovski was awarded with a Fine Arts award. Mr. Lumanovski has played numerous concerts in France, England, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey and U.S.A. Mr. Lumanovski studied with Mr. Pande Tatarcevski, Mr. George Townsend, Dr. Nathan Williams.Currently, Mr. Lumanovski is a student at The Juilliard School where he studies with Mr. Charles Neidich.