Clarinetist Blagoj Lamnjov started his music education at the age of 9 by taking intensive clarinet lessons as well as music theory and ear-training classes in his native Macedonia. He is the 1st prize winner of three international competitions, including the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation Competition in Chicago in 2008, judged by distinguished clarinetists including the former principal clarinetist of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Larry Combs.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in Sweden at the University of Lund, Malmo Academy of Music, studying with Anders Åberg. Following his education in Sweden, Mr. Lamnjov moved to the USA to study with Dr. Elsa Verdehr, professor at Michigan State University, and John Bruce Yeh, assistant principal and solo E-flat clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Presently, Mr. Lamnjov is pursuing a Performance Diploma at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
A recent arrival in Chicago, he is quickly getting involved in more and more concerts around the city. He has also appeared at concerts together with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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