One of the leading Macedonian basses, Aleksandar Stefanoski was born in Skopje in 1982. He finished his studies at the National Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2005, where he also obtained a Masters in Opera. He has worked with Renata Scotto, Bonaldo Giaiotti, Vito Brunetti, Antonio Boyer, Mirella Parutto and won several scholarships for studying opera singing in both Vienna and Rome.

Winner of the international competition in Spoleto (2007), Grand Opera Paris (2007), world proven contest Arena di Verona (2009), State competition in Bitola (1997), Macedonian State competition chamber ensembles (1999), international singing competition for young classical music talents in Sofia (2000), an Order Cyril and Methodius for best foreign performer of classical opera music in Sofia (2003), special award Hristo Brmbarov at the first academic competition for opera singing in Sofia (2004), Award of Merit from Municipality of Kisela Voda, Macedonia (2007), Aleksandar Stefanoski is regarded as one of the most successful basses of his generation.

He was the first Macedonian to have the honour of singing at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala in Milan where in 2010 he made his debut, with the role of Priest in Janacek’s Z mrtvého domu.

He has sung in Milano’s Teatro alla Scala, Arena di Verona, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen and has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Vasily Petrenko, Esa-Peka Salonnen, Yves Abel, Evelino Pido, Gustav Kuhn, Will Humburg. Roles include Fillippo II, il Grande Inquisitore, Zaccaria, Oroveso, Sarastro, Roco, Prince Gremin, Colline, Don Basilio, Raimondo, Don Pasquale, Arnoldo, Sparafucile, Ramfis, Dulcamara, Ferrando, Nourabad and many more roles. Aleksandar is currently a main soloist at Stadttheater Pforzheim in Germany, where he performs the leading bass roles.

Upcoming roles include King Amliq in the world premiere of new opera Zarqa al-Yamama by Lee Bradshaw, for the Arabia Opera in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.