BETE ILIN (birth name Elizabeta Ilievska)
was born on 21.12.1982 in Skopje, Macedonia.
completed her secondary education at the Music High School SMBSC “Ilija
Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje.
2001 she enrolled at the Faculty of Music in Skopje at the Department of Music Theory and Pedagogy and
graduated in 2005.
2003 she began Composition studies at the
Faculty of Music at the Department of Music Composition in
the classes of Prof. Goce Kolarovski and Prof. Zhivoin Glishikj and graduated.
2009 she was awarded for the most successful student at the Faculty of Music by
the “Zografski” Foundation.
finished her Master studies at the Department of Music Composition in
2011 in the class of PhD. Dimitrije Buzharovski.
Bete’s opus comprises of
over 50 compositions:
(solo songs and choir music) and
music (for solo instruments- such as accordion, violin, clarinet, piano, fagot,
etc., for various chamber ensembles and orchestras).
Bete has won several
honorary mention by “Pre Art” Switzerland for the composition “Clowns”;
first prize for the composition “Tango Macedone” at the “Accordion Art
Festival” in Pineto – Italy;
- 2010, award
for launching the new work for accordion by the Confederation Internationale
des Accordeonistes (CIA) for the composition “Macedonian timeline”;
- 2011, award “ITALY AWARD” at the “Accordion Art
Festival” in Pineto – Italy for the composition “Macedonian timeline”;
- 2014, award by the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia for newly written works for
the work for four handed piano “ After the rain – sun”;
- 2014, the work
“Tenderness” was performed at Coupe Mondiale, Salzburg, Austria as a
finalist in the category of newly composed works for solo accordion.
In the 2010, the work “MakedonikuM” (for flutes,
oboa, accordion and contrabass) was published by the Music Academy in East
Sarajevo as part of the edition “Concert repertoire for accordion part 2”.
compositions are performed at concert halls throughout Macedonia (at the
festivals “Zlatna Lira”, “6th May – The
World Accordion Day”,
“Interfest”, “Days of Macedonian music”, “Skopje Summer Festival”, “Music
Viva” and others) and worldwide (Switzerland, Luxembourg, USA, Croatia,
Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Czech
Republic, Albania, Bulgaria, etc.).
In November, 2013, in Skopje a JUBILEE CONCERT “10
years on the concert stage with the works of composer Elizabeta Ilievska –
Bete”. Prominent artists performed her works at the concert, and two videos of
previously performed concert works were shown. An audio and a video recording
was made of the concert.
Bete Ilin has been fruitfully
cooperating with successful musicians both from
Macedonia and abroad, which perform her works worldwide.
In 2014 Bete Ilin was the most frequently performed
Macedonian composer in cultural centres throughout the Republic of Macedonia.
In July, at the Cultural Information
Center of the Republic of
Macedonia in Sofia, Bulgaria the accordion trio
“AkordioM” (Zorica Karakutovska, Bojan Volchevski and Filip Stamevski)
performed “Macedonian paraphrase 1 and 2”;
In August at
the Cultural Center in New York, the USA,
the violoncello duo Pejikj-Kotevski performed the composition “Toccata”.
In October the duo “Kirovski” (Maya Shutevska Kirovska and
Ljubisha Kirovski) at the CIC in Sofia, Bulgaria, performed “Dancing with my
shadow” for viola and piano.
Her work for solo accordion and a
symphony orchestra “Capriccio” was performed by the Macedonian
Philharmonics Orchestra conducted by maestro Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar and
accordion player Bojan Volchevski. This was the first performance of a work of
this kind by a Macedonian composer.
In addition to writing compositions,
Bete Ilin also works on transcriptions, arrangements
and orchestration of various compositions and works for different types of
Bete Ilin is constantly receiving
positive reviews for her work by renowned music
critics, and the audience enjoys the performance of her works and awards her
with standing ovations.
She works as a professor at State Music and Ballet School Center
“Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” in Skopje.