KONSTANTIN ILIEVSKI originates from a family of famous musicians and began to study the piano at the age of five with Prof. Milena Kurteva in Sofia, continuing his training when he was thirteen with Prof. Peter Čerman in Bratislava, Slovakia. Ilievski has won several international piano competitions and participated in master classes with renowned pianists such as Prof. Eugen Indjic, Prof. Peter Topperzer, Prof. Marián Lapšanský, Prof. Lee Kum Xing and others. During his Bratislava studies, he worked with the orchestra and choir at the Bratislava Conservatory and graduated with full honours (“summa cum laude”) from the classes in orchestral and choral conducting of Prof. Zdeněk Bílek and Prof. Dušan Bill. Later on, he completed his studies at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, where he studied composition under Prof. Detlev Müller-Siemens and orchestral conducting under Prof. Uroš Lajovic. In Vienna, Ilievski participated in prestigious masterclasses in conducting, with renowned conductors and orchestras such as Bertrand de Billy with the Webern Symphonietta Wien; Prof. Ralf Weikert with the Vienna Pro Arte Orchestra, and Daniel Harding with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Ilievski has worked as guest conductor with many foreign and Bulgarian orchestras, such as: ORF-RSO Vienna, Wiener Konzertverein (Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra), Slovak National Philharmonic Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), RTSH of Albania (Tirana), Sofia Philharmonic (Sofia), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Sofia), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Sofia), Slovak Chamber Orchestra (Bratislava), Occentric Symphony Orchestra and the Beethoven Orchestra Vienna, Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Konstantin Ilievski is active as concert pianist, collaborating with various European orchestras, performing in solo and chamber concerts, and in addition a composer. His piano, chamber, symphonic works and concertos have been performed in Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, Russia, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Albania and the USA. He has made recordings for the biggest radio and television companies in Bulgaria, Austria and Slovakia.
At the age of 17, he founded the Sinfonietta dell’Arte Bratislava, remaining in the position of its chief conductor, music and artistic director until the present day. In 2010, Ilievski served as a member of the jury of the International Composers’ Competition “Artistes en Herbe” in Luxembourg and was named an honorary member of the international Armenian organization “AGBU” for outstanding musical achievements. In 2011, his book The Composer as an Interpreter of His Own Perception of the World was released by Dr. Müller Publishers. He took part in the 200th anniversary of the Geselschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, giving a concert in the renowned Musikverein Hall with the Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra. In 2013, he was selected as one of the 20 participants in the finals of the renowned 53rd Young Conductors Competition in Besançon, France with the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté.
As of 2014, Konstantin Ilievski is chief artistic director of the Dianopolis Chamber Orchestra in Yambol, Bulgaria. Since 2015, he serves as director of the Golden Diana music festivities in Yambol and as lecturer at the Bratislava Conservatory, and in 2016 became conductor of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra as well.
Ilievski received in 2018 the Crystal Lyre Award of the Union of the Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers in the conducting division. In the beginning of 2019, Konstantin Ilievski was conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in what became the historically first concert tour of the orchestra in China. He has taken part in many international festivals and has worked with renowned world-class soloists.