The European violinist/violist and internationally acclaimed Sofija Zlatanova, started her music education at the age of six as a violinist, Sofija graduated as a violist at the National Music Academy in Skopje, Macedonia. After graduation she continued her studies as a recipient of scholarship at the Prestige Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, under the patronage of HRH Duke of Kent in London, United Kingdom, in the class of Roger Chase.Sofija is a prize- winner of several major national and international competitions in Macedonia, Prishtina, including the "Paolo Serrao" Music competition in Italy, who was under the patronage of the Italian president Giorgio Napolitano. In 2008 and 2013 she received the two special awards "Feniks" for achieving in the music art and humanitarian activities. At age of 19 she becomes a full time member of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet. She Holds a G.P.D as a scholarship recipient from Berklee where she is a current Fellow.
Sofija worked with Thomas Riebl from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg. Piter Shepard Skearved from the Royal Academy in London Rivka Golani, Roger Chase from Trinity Laban Conservatory & Rictor Noren from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
2006 Second place in the International competition for Music in Pristine.
2008 Special reward for Achieving in the music culture and Humanitarian activities in Skopje.
2010 First Special reward on the competition for music T.Zografski in Skopje,Macedonia
2011 Third place on the International competition for music “Paolo Serrao” in Italy.
2013 Special Award “FENIKS” for Achieving in the Music Art in Skopje,Macedonia.
2014 Trinity Laban Awards 2014/2015 -Trinity College London Scholar-
2016- Boston Conservatory Scholar
2018- Berklee College of Music Fellowship