TRIO BALKAN STRINGS

Serbia
Programme date: 19.01.2013
Programme time: 00.00
About Band

Trio Balkan Strings (Zoran Starcevic & sons) performs its original guitar music, a fusion of Balkan music: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental… and Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. The result, combining many cultures, is Balkan swing jazz guitar - world fusion, virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy. You cannot find anything similar to this interpretation in all the discography, many of the trills, mordents and the legato technique have never been played on guitar strings before. Authentic, attractive music with the finest taste, real presentation of guitar music in Balkan Jazz style, the perfect interpretation from three of them and the universal music language, without frontiers. A real music trip by Balkan carpet, so if you like Jazz, Swing, Ethnic, Classical, or you simply like guitar music, it is your perfect choice.

They invented 6 hands playing on 1 guitar and that is their trademark. They had performed in many Festivals (Jazz, Classical Guitar, World music) and concerts in: USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. They did master classes-clinics and concerts for classical and Jazz guitar students in Europe and in the USA.

 “Trio Balkan Strings dedication to the music of the Balkans and central Europe is inspiring. The guitar interpretations of this music are wonderful. Really good!!!
 John McLaughlin

TRIO BALKAN STRINGS | Zoran Starcevic & sons
Zoran Starcevic – guitar
Nikola Starcevic – guitar
Zeljko Starcevic – guitar

Awards:

FIRST PRIZE WINNER in the World category of the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition with composition Water-mill written by Nikola Starcevic and performed by Trio Balkan Strings.

FIRST PRIZE WINNER - Trio Balkan Strings won first prize and the Dolphin statue for being the best instrumental ensemble on the Music World 2004 Italy Festival Internacionale Fivizzano.

FIRST PRIZE WINNER - of the JoAnn Falletta International Composition Competition for Guitar 2007 Buffalo, New York (Asiana IV written by Nikola Starcevic).

Albums:

CD Balkan Guitars - Trio Balkan Strings (PGP RTS/Sunset-France PlayaSound/Starcevic Production)

CD Water-mill - Trio Balkan Strings (PGP RTS/Starcevic Production)

CD Classical Hits & Modern Guitar World-Nikola Starcevic/Duo Starcevic (PGP RTS/Starcevic Production)

CD Serbia - Zoran Starcevic (Starcevic Production)

CD Balkan Gypsy Swing - Zoran Starcevic (Starcevic Production)

DVD Trio Balkan Strings-Live in Belgrade (Starcevic Production)