“Don Giovanni”- premiere 2011
… Orchestra and chorus made the honor: certainly Mozart cannot be made overnight: Don Giovanni was missing from Skopje for over twenty years and was a debut for almost everyone. The valid conductor Balaburski Oliver has substantially guaranteed balance, without ever losing control of the whole ...
( l'opera" June 2011)
… Mr.Balaburski has worked in this manner, including significant contributions with in College’s Opera Department, where already significant experience in this media has been recognized and appreciated.
I am happy to command Mr. Balaburski as a young conductor whose growing professional track-record has been enriched and strengthened by his year as a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music. His contribution has been valued and those with whom he has come into contact at the College will observe his future career with interest.
(Dr. Jeremy Cox, Dean and Deputy Director, Royal College of Music, London, UK)
...In all these things Oliver displayed a sure musicianship and a clear stick technique, and I have every confidence in his future.
(Prof. John Carewe, visiting professor at RCM, London, UK)
...He shows that he sovereign conducts the musical material, that he “holds the strings” of the performance very firmly, leading the lines of the soloists, choir and the orchestra. He is always well prepared, not allowing improvisations. He has knowledge and solid manual technique, which allows him to realize all ideas very easy and understandable for the ensembles. He is hardworker as well as very responsible towards his working obligations.
(Prof. Fimcho Muratovski, Faculty of Music Art,)
"Night of Slavic composers"- concert 2003
"Richness of emotions and nobility"
…Maestro Oliver Balaburski successfully raised the level of the performance, which suits to the professional creation. …With the serious approach of the soloists, the orchestra and Maestro Balaburski, we felt unpressed musicality, creative intellect and richness of artistic creation of the Opera of Macedonian National Theatre.
"New Year Gala Concert 2002"
"The Merry Widow with merriment atmosphere"
…Everyone deserves highest compliments for the wonderful performance, where the Orchestra sounded like never before, confirming their emphasized artistic values, which means that the conductor Oliver Balaburski, like a great Maestro, manage to hold the ensembles firmly and pull out the maximum in the creative sphere.
"Turandot" – premiere 2002
“The Music transformed into real human passion"
…Beside the excellent choice of the soloists (Miss Bakocevic in the title role), Mr.Balaburski, pull out the maximum,
giving the accent to the sentimentality and melodramatic atmosphere in the specific music of Puccini.
"Don Giovanni"- premiere 2002
... The audience attentively watched the performance to the end especially because of the performers, orchestra and soloists, who gave solid performance suggestively conveying Mozart’s music under the firm conductorship of Oliver Balaburski.