Michael Bakrnčev

Although early in his career, Melbourne-born composer Michael Bakrnčev is one of Australia’s most highly driven and successful young composers. Multi-award-winning Bakrnčev’s music has been performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada and Australia, and he has has been commissioned to write new works for performers such as the Macedonian Philharmonic, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburg Percussion Ensemble and Italy’s piano virtuoso, Roberto Prosseda. After graduating in 2013 with First Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium – Griffith University, Bakrnčev began a Masters Degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music – University of Melbourne. Current works-in-progress include his first flute concerto and a colossal four-hands piano work in collaboration with author Fay Thomev.

Selected Works


  • Sky Jammer (2016)
  • Translations for Orchestra - ‘Malala’  (2013)
  • Flight
  • Se Navali Shar Planina
  • 201 Dreams & Their Interpretations
  • The Death of Pythagoras, at Metapontum
  • Folktales from GJ832c
  • The Youngster’s Guide to the Audacious Avian



Chamber Music

  • The Virtuous Woman with the Watermelon
  • Saxophone Concerto
  • Piano Trio No. 2 “Janino”
  • Fortified Echoes
  • Lullaby XII:XIX  
  • Metallic Structures
  • Falling Light
  • Numeric Translation No. 1
  • Miniatures for four hands (Piano)
  • Rush
  • Clarinet Quintet
  • Sonatina for Tuba & Piano
  • Dreaming of an Imaginary Country
  • Quartet
  • Ajde for six Percussion
  • Side Effects of Loneliness, Rain & Distance
  • Pella (Septet)
  • Water (for flute quartet)



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