Zoran Stoyanovich has been a violinist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 23 years. A native of Yugoslavia, Stoyanovich won the first prize in the prestigious Yugoslav Competition of Young Artists for musicians, ages 18 to 33, when he was 19 - an award given only twice in over 30 years. He was also awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture of the former Soviet Union for graduate study at the Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. While living in his native Yugoslavia he played as a soloist with Zagreb Philharmonic and Belgrade philharmonic and also did many recital tours and recordings.
Stoyanovich came to the United States to further his musical studies as a graduate student, on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1984, and studied with the renown Professor Josef Gingold at The Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington Indiana. He was a participant of an international violin competition of Indianapolis and the acting concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra.