VASKO ATANASOVSKI – composer, musician

Saxophonist and flutist Vasko Atanasovski is one of the most creative and versatile Slovenian composers and musicians, well known for his cross-genre collaborations with world famous jazz, rock, classical, traditional musicians and his masterful approach to all styles of music. Up to this date he has released 13 highly acclaimed albums and earned numerous audience and critics’ compliments for his performances and compositions home and abroad. He is a regular guest on the European festivals and concert circuit and has also performed in India, China, Latin America and New York. His original compositions have also found a way into the world of theatre, dance and puppet shows, repertoires of eminent soloists, orchestras, ensembles and choirs. – Katarina Juvancic

 

SELECTED MUSIC COLLABORATIONS

Marc Ribot (USA), Vlatko Stefanovski (MK), Living Colour (USA), Tommy Emmanuel AUS), Michel Godard (F), Simone Zanchini (IT), Glen Velez (USA), Greg Cohen (USA), Tamara Obrovac (Cro), Hindi Zahra (F), Roberto Bartoli (IT), Zoltan Lantos (H), Bratko Bibič, Xu Fengxia (China), Krunoslav Levačić (Cro), Ewald Oberleitner (A), Karmina Šilec & Carmina Slovenica, Festine Orchestra, Vasil Hadzimanov (SRB), Damir Imamović (BIH)… And with choreographers and directors: Miha Golob, Vito Taufer, Brane Potocan, Jernej Lorenci, Mojca Horvat, Jasna Knez, Matevz Gregoric, Peter Bostjancic…

Fire & Ice - Vasko Atanasovski, Vlatko Stefanovski & Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra

SELECTED CONCERTS & FESTIVALS

Festival Ljubljana (SLO), Townhall (New York, NY), ‘SallyCan’t Dance Festival’ (Beijing, China), European Week of Culture in India (New Delhi, Bombay…), Niceto (Buenos Aires), Alpentoene (CH), Xong festival (A, I, CH), Cankarjev dom (SLO), Druga godba (SLO), Festival Maribor (SLO), Porgy&Bess Vienna, Jazz & Wine festival (I), Off Fest (MK), Rasa (HOL), Henry le Boeuf Hall – Balkantraffik (B), Euro Jazz Festival (Athens), Sava centar (SRB), Mediawave (H), Pula film festival (CRO), Linzfest (A), Crossroads (I), MIDEM (Cannes, F)…

 

PRESS QUOTES

»The best what Slovenia has to offer!« Jaša Lorencic, Vecer

»Vasko Atanasovski Trio is fantastic! The whole world should hear them!« Zdenko Matoz, Delo

“Jim Morrison with saxophone!” Jaša Lorencic, Vecer

»Masterful blending of folk motifs with creative original music, lively, roguish tunes with tranquil, heartbreaking laments. I licked all my fingers!«, Dušan Jesih, Radio Slovenia

»Vasko Atanasovski in his music full of energy and feelings connects east and west« Vanja Pirc, Mladina

»Vasko Atanasovski at least for our climate created an entirely new musical style!« Mario Batelic, Radio Student

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