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  • Nomination of Boris Trajanov as UNESCO Artist for Peace

    24-02-2005 3:00 pm Ko´chiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, named Macedonian opera singer Boris Trajanov UNESCO Artist for Peace on February 24 2005 during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters. Mr Trajanov then gave a recital, which was followed by a performance of folk dancing by the group Tanec. Boris Trajanov received the honour in recognition of his commitment to “defending humanist values and promoting dialogue among cultures and civilizations.”trajanov_nom.jpg

    The baritone performed in more than 550 operas in Europe, America and Africa over the past 17 years and has played more than 35 leading roles, notably in Tosca, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Macbeth, A´da, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermoor.

    Born in 1959, Mr. Trajanov first studied with his father Goga Trajanov in Skopje, then with Biserka Cvejić in Belgrade and Pier Miranda Ferraro in Milan. Since 2001, he has given a series of benefit concerts to assist refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina in Germany, to help the fight against lung cancer, handicapped children, orphans and organizations that combat Nazism and racism.

    His recital at UNESCO and the folk dancing that followed, were dedicated to the memory of Macedonian President Boris Trajovski, who died in a plane crash in 2004.

    The Tanechkoto folk dance troupe, celebrating its 55th birthday in 2005, performed the Techkoto (“the difficult one”) dance, a farandole for sad occasions. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has nominated this dance for this year’s Third Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

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