Stefan Gajdov

Stefan Gaјdov was born in 1905 in Veles. He was the first Macedonian educated musician. The history of the Macedonian music recorded a few exceptional persons, whose creative invention and music are a real central point of the Macedonian music culture, and among them is Stefan Gajdov as well. Today, we can proudly state that the personality of Stefan Gajdov comprises the beginnings, the development and the great achievements of the Macedonian music culture, owing to his multi-stratified music education, representing him in the Macedonian and Croatian society as a musical pedagogue, professor, book writer, conductor, composer and one of the most successful managers of various musical institutions. The oldest musical school in Macedonia is in Veles, which is called after him.