Classical meets Balkan Nuevo, Slovenia

   According to critics Goran Bojcevski is among the best clarinetists in the world. He starts his education in Macedonia, finishes graduate studies in Ljubljana, and postgraduate studies at the University “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. As a soloist, he successfully collaborates with top musicians and institutions around the world. He is the inventor of the musical style “balkan nuevo”, which relies on Macedonian traditional music, modernized with elements of classical and tango music.             Jan Sever is one of the most famous Slovenian pianists of his generation. He regularly hosts concert cycles and festivals in Slovenia, Germany, Portugal and Brazil. Sever is also a permanent member in the Slavko Osterc trio, whose specialty is the performance of works by Slovenian composers from the 21st century. He has received numerous awards at national and international competitions, including the 2004 Prešern award, which is the highest artistic recognition in Slovenia. Tomaž Marčič finishes his graduate and postgraduate studies in harmonica in Germany, in the class of prominent professors. His concert activity extends across several European countries – Germany, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Austria, Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician he collaborated with significant musicians and ensembles for contemporary music. Besides the harmonica, his passion is also choir conducting. Jošt Lampret is a Slovenian contrabassist, who had collaborated with the Orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and also with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. Currently he is a student at the Music Academy in Ljubljana.   Goran Bojcevski – clarinet Jan Sever – piano Tomaz Marcic – accordion Jost Lampret – double bass String quartet, Macedonia: Vladimir Cvetkovski – first violin Elena Talevska –  second violin Ilza Baftiari – Viola Dejan Teodosievski – cello Dimitar Mihajlovski – solo violin   Program:   Introduction “Cirque du Balkan” “Impression” “The Rise” “Faux Pas” “Preludium for South” “Zajdi zajdi” (macedonian traditional song, arr. Goran Bojčevski) “The Dance” “Klezmer for 2” “Memento Mori” “Walse of Seven Veils”