14 - 17 October 2020

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14 October National Opera and Ballet, 20:00 NOB, 20:00

VLATKO STEFANOVSKI / THEODOSII SPASSOV

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VLATKO STEFANOVSKI guitar

THEODOSII SPASSOV kaval

Vlatko Stefanovski is one of the most original Balkan and European guitar players. Over the last five decades, he has recorded 14 albums with Leb i sol, and has played all over the world, thus the band was acknowledged the halo of one of the most significant influences on the Former Yugoslavian music stage. Since the mid-90s he has built a successful soloist career. The collaboration with Miroslav Tadic on projects like “Krushevo”, “Treta majka”… has cast a new light on his dexterity with the acoustic guitar, and especially on his later search in the field of Macedonian traditional music. During the last decade he has played, recorded and travelled all over the world with musicians like Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Jan Akkerman, Bojan Z., Manu Katche, Toni Levin and many others. The Bulgarian virtuoso Teodosii Spasov is the first musician to play jazz on kaval, marrying traditional folk music to elements of jazz and classical in his compositions. He has built his own unique performance style, and his performances represent an uncommon synthesis of folklore, jazz and classical music. He has recorded 38 albums, counts numerous world tours and collaborations with names such as Trilok Gurtu, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Dave Liebman, Billy Cobham and many others. Stefanovski and Spasov began their collaboration on the project Balkan Fever which culminated at the Skopje Jazz Festival 2013 with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi.