Trio Balkan Strings
“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) performs its original guitar music, a fusion of Balkan music: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental… Gypsy Swing, Classical music, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretation. The result, combining many cultures, is BALKAN SWING – 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 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 Swing, Ethno, Classical, or you simply like guitar music, it is your perfect choice. They invented 6 hands playing on one guitar and it is their trademark performance piece.
Trio Balkan Strings have performed at numerous festivals (Classical Guitar, World music, Jazz) and concerts worldwide, including: North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. They also provide master classes-clinics and concerts for guitar students in Europe and in the USA.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER – of the JoAnn Falletta International Composition Competition for Guitar 2007 Buffalo, New York (Asiana IV written by Nikola Starcevic).
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.