Emil Ribarski, pianist, was born in 1984 in Skopje in a family of professional musicians. His father is a world famous trombonist and his mother a pianist and professor at the Faculty of music in Skopje. As Emil’s great talent emerges at his early age, at the age of six he begins his piano education at the center for musical education MBUC Skopje.
In 2006 Emil graduated with highest marks at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, at the piano department in the class of Milica Sperovik-Ribarski.
He also received a Diploma at the Academy “Angelica Constantiniana” in Rome, in the class of Marcella Crudeli.
In the academic year 2005/2006 Emil Ribarski was student of “Tchaikovsky State Conservatory” in Moscow in the class of Andrei Diev, Merited artist of Russia.
Emil Ribarski obtained Diploma of Master’s degree at the Faculty of Music in Skopje– in the class of the same mentor, visiting professor Andrei Diev in 2009.
In December 2012 he began his Doctoral studies at the University
“Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in the class of the world renowned pianist –visiting professor Sermet Huseyin.
At present he is a professor of piano at the State Music School “DMBUC – Ilija Nikolovski-Luj” in Skopje.
He took part as an active participant on masterclasses of distinguished pianist and professors, such as: Dang Thai Son, Aquiles Delle-Vigne, Pavel Egorov, Andrei Diev, Diane Andersen, Ramzi Yassa.
As a participant on competitions, he was awarded:
Second Prize at Chopin Youth Competition at MBUC;
2001- Third Prize at the National Piano Competition in Skopje;
2001- Second Prize at the Youth International Interfest Piano Competition;
2002 - First Prize at the Youth International Interfest Piano Competition;
2010 - First Prize at the International Competition Ars Kosova in Prishtina;
2010 - First Prize International Interfest-Bitola Piano Competition (seniors).
Emil Ribarski had concerts in: Macedonia, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Greece, Albania, Sweden, France and performed in the big music centers: Moscow, Salzburg, Paris, Skopje, Rome, Istanbul, Heidelberg.
He performed for the Macedonian Television and his performances were recorded and broadcasted by the Macedonian Radio.