VALENTINA VELKOVSKA-TRAJANOVSKA (1976) graduated at composition department at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, in the class of prof. Tome Manchev. She completed her Master studies in Theory of Orchestration in the class of the same mentor. At the moment, she is enrolled in doctoral studies - composition at the Faculty of music in Skopje, Macedonia. Velkovska-Trajanovska works as Associate professor at the University “Goce Delchev” in Shtip. She has participated at numerous seminars, conferences, master classes, residences for composition, film and electronic music in Macedonia, England, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, Sweden, USA and worked with professors, such as Ferneyhough, Saarijaho, Andriessen, Wiegold, Woolrich, Saunders, Godiber, Radvilovich and others. She has composed many solo, choral, chamber and orchestral works and also published works on Musicology and Theory of Orchestration. Velkovska-Trajanovska has received numerous international and state awards and scholarships.
(by the composer herself)
"Sun" is a piece for piano inspired by Philip Glass composition "The light" and it refers to my view and perception of Philip Glass works. The original and a central idea is the Sun and it’s almost perfectly spherical shape, then its energy, strength, power and motion transferred through continuous and gradual structure in piano music material.