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Vlatko Stefanovski: Greatest Hits

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Guitarist and songwriter Vlatko Stefanovski has led a life of constant artistic evolution. Not standing still has served him well and given us a corpus of works in which no two are the same. The material on this Greatest Hits record encompasses the period between 1994 and 2021, when he launched his solo career following the quiet demise of the mighty Leb i Sol band. Stefanovski is one of Europe's premier guitarists and one of the foremost live ...

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Kings of Strings: Live in Belgrade

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Initiated by the Guitar Art Festival in Serbia in 2012, Kings of Strings was a project that brought together three exceptional guitarists: Vlatko Stefanovski, Tommy Emmanuel and Stochelo Rosenberg.. At the festival, and on a string of tour dates throughout Europe, they showcased their abilities and talents in exceptional performances. The Guitar Art Festival is a hotbed for fine concerts by various guitar masters and educators. Over the years, it has staged unforgettable shows, featuring legendary performers such as Paco ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski and Theodosii Spassov at the Hungarian House of New York

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Vlatko Stefanovski and Theodosii Spassov Hungarian House of New YorkNew York, NY October 23, 2022 Both guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski and kavalist Theodosii Spassov are masterful players and likeminded souls. Even though they come from seemingly different areas of interest and are like two distant galaxies with their colorful and storied careers, they share a lot in common. But they are bonded and have been since their first endeavor together, the Balkan Horses band in 2001, ...

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Book Review

Tatjana Rantasha: Jazzthetics

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Jazzthetics Tatjana Rantasha 120 pages Avant Press 2022 Behind every photographer, there are years of training and experience, plenty of time spent on preparation for shooting, days of selection and post-production and only one second of shooting. And yet, when done well, a moment has been frozen in time and emotion has been captured for eternity. Jazz music has long had its own chroniclers be they journalists or writers, but photographers as well. These ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski and the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Macedonian Philharmonic Hall

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Vlatko Stefanovski & Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra Macedonian Philharmonic Hall Skopje, Macedonia September 6, 2021 At first glance, rock and classical music seem like polar opposites; one favors guitars, excess, and outrageousness, while the other side is all about poise, refinements, and good taste. Rock musicians, at least the more adventurous ones, have always fallen for the cinematic quality, the sweep, and the drama that a philharmonic orchestra can bring to their music. The results ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski: Taftalidze Shuffle

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Vlatko Stefanovski is always cooking up something interesting, and the ingredients in this project are inspired choices. Taftalidže is an area in Skopje where Stefanovski has lived for most of his life and from where he went to conquer the world of music firstly with his band Leb i Sol and then solo. At the time, this area was known as the funk center in Skopje with people forming bands and amassing enormous vinyl collections. As a child of the ...

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Vlatko Stefanovski's performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Concert Hall 2018

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Vlatko Stefanovski Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall Skopje, Macedonia 17 March 2018 As a musician, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski has always excelled in any format (and genre) known to people--from duos, trios, quartets to big bands and major world-class philharmonic orchestras, and his performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall showed his prowess on the guitar as a solo performer when he showcased his ability to communicate a full range of emotions from joy to sadness ...


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