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"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

Balkan Swing - World Fusion         

Once you've hitched this magic carpet ride and left your mind and shoes on the floor where they belong, you enter a lyrical, playful yet very smart world of advanced instrumentalists. But until those impossible days, the Starcevic Trio holds the keys. This is a truly unique slice of guitar craft that any lovers of the instrument would do well to acquire. Very highly recommended''.  

Srajan Ebaen  (6 moons World Music June 2004)

We are happy to announce our partnership with Cleartone Strings, USA and to use such a great guitar strings.

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  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…Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. The result, combining many cultures, is BALKAN SWING - JAZZ GUITAR - ETHNO - WORLD FUSION, virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy. Authentic, attractive music with the finest taste, real presentation of guitar music in Balkan Jazz style, unique 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, Ethno, 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 have performed in many Festivals (Jazz, Classical Guitar, World music) and concerts in: USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Moldova, Slovakia, Chech Republic, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, France, 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.

CD1 Trio Balkan Strings CD2 Trio Balkan Strings CD3 Trio Balkan Strings CD4 Trio Balkan Strings

DVD Live in Belgrade

- Balkan Guitars -

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- Balkan Carpet -

- LIVE -

"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

Once you've hitched this magic carpet ride and left your mind and shoes on the floor where they belong, you enter a lyrical, playful yet very smart world of advanced instrumentalists. But until those impossible days, the Starcevic Trio holds the keys. This is a truly unique slice of guitar craft that any lovers of the instrument would do well to acquire. Very highly recommended''.  Srajan Ebaen  (6 moons World Music June 2004)

 

TRIO BALKAN STRINGS

Zoran Starcevic Nikola Starcevic Zeljko Starcevic
guitar guitar guitar 

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Endorseed by Cleartone Strings

   Trio Balkan Strings (Nikola, Zeljko and Zoran Starcevic) use Cleartone Strings, USA. We are happy to announce our partnership with Cleartone Strings, USA.

Guitars: 

Nikola Starcevic and Zeljko Starcevic are playing Classical Guitars by John H. Dick, very famous USA Classical Guitar maker.  john@johnhdick.com John H. Dick
 Zoran Starcevic is playing Ovation Anniversary 1657 acoustic guitar and electric guitars: Fender Strat, Seller Guitar, Signature model, hand made specially for him by Slobodan Radivojevic and Casio Midi Guitar PG-380.

 

with John McLaughlin

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.

   Their music is like a handmade carpet, colorful and full of beautiful ornaments, but when you look more carefully and closely, you will see all the beauty of colors and art of every single pattern, thread and string woven in. Trio Balkan Strings is that kind of a carpet which one of the best Balkan guitar players, Zoran Starcevic, has been weaving on guitar strings all his life. It demands a lot of experience and technique, as well as the sophisticated feeling. Nikola’s and Zeljko’s classical guitar education added some classical guitar techniques and elements and therefore was very useful in writing this music. There is also an influence of the West culture, because Zoran has started his career as a rock musician. He sold a million records in various different musical styles, but his first, final and greatest love is instrumental guitar music. You cannot find anything similar to this interpretation in all the discography, because some ornaments and techniques distinctive for other instruments such as sax and violin found place here. 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 style and arrangement. You will hear the perfect interpretation from three of them and the universal music language, without frontiers, that fills everyone who listens to the Trio Balkan Strings. The Balkans is multinational region with many cultures mixed and with no sharp borders between them. For centuries the music, influenced by the unstable region, has been colored by nostalgia and strange sadness written in the collective memory. The music of all the Balkan nations has something in common, and it seems that they play, dance and listen to the same music, but the interpretation is much different.  It is a music trip to that part of Europe, so if you like any of these elements, or you simply like instrumental guitar music, Trio Balkan Strings  is your perfect choice. The Trio has signed a contract for CD Balkan Guitars-Guitares des Balkans with Sunset-France-PlayaSound, a French music company specialized in World music for thirty years. The publisher in Serbia is PGP RTS and Starcevic Production. The new CD, Water-mill, is released in March 2007.

   Zoran Starcevic et ses deux fils réalisent une fusion des musiques traditionnelles des pays balkans (Serbie, Bulgarie, Macédoine, Roumanie...) sous une forme jazzifiée. Le résultat est un CD étincelant spontané, et plein d'énergie ! Pas étonnant, que la musique de Zoran se soit vendue par centaines de milliers de CDs dans sa Yougoslavie natale.             CD Guitare des Balkans -  PlayaSound-France

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