Concerts of saxophone quartet “Signum” and “Goce Stefkovski septet” on “Ohrid Summer”
With the concerts of the German saxophone quartet “Signum” in the “Sveta Sofija” church and “Goce Stefkovski Septet” on the stage Dolni Saraj continues the music program of the festival “Ohrid Summer”
“Signum” is composed of four saxophonists, four young artists for whom the critics say that in their music they carry a mixture of masculinity and sensitivity. Playing mainly without notes in front of themselves, they spontaneously impose themselves on the audience, in line with the very music they perform. Their perfection in the performances is perceived as something expected …
The artists Blaz Kemperle, Eric Nestler, Alan Luzar and Guerino Belarossa formed “Signum” in Cologne in 2006. They are academically musicologists at the music universities in Cologne, Vienna and Amsterdam, with numerous awards and performances at several festivals and prestigious scenes across Europe.
The concert program that starts from 20:30 hours is part of Ravel, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Barbar, Piazzola, Koria, Zarvos.
On the stage Dolni Saraj starting at 22 o’clock concert within the frames of “Ohrid Summer” with “Goce Stevkoski Septet”.
Goce Stevkovski is one of the best and most sought-after Macedonian drummers and percussionists. He is known for his performances with exceptional artists and bands like Kiril Dzajkovski, “Leb i Sol”, “Arhangel”, “Last Expedition”, “Project Zhlust”, “DNO”, Nikola Kodzabashija, Bodan Arsovski and “Ezgija”, Sharevski Quartet, Zoran Madzirov and others. His first album titled “Seven Stories” carries an individual stylistic and musical stamp, and is realized with some of the best quality Macedonian jazz musicians: Kire Kuzmanov, Ivan Ivanov, Trajko Velkov, Damir Imeri, Sashko Nikolovski, Aleksandar Nikolov and Oscar Salas. The publication is published by “Pasvard Production” and contains seven compositions written by Stevkovski.
Goce Stevkovski performs at numerous international festivals such as “Exit Beer Fest” and “Umbria Jazz” in Belgrade, “Green Fest” in Indjija, at festivals in Zagreb, Paris, Italy, Canada and others. Participates in many workshops and projects, theater plays and music for film.