Sareski, jazz composer and guitar player
Born in Skopje, Macedonia in February, 1983
In 2005 Georgi Sareski graduated
from Berklee College of Music, majoring in Jazz Composition. As a scholarship student
and recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship Award, he graduated with high
honors and ensured his place on the Dean's List of the college.
May of 2005, he received the 1st prize on the
IAJE competition (International Association of
Jazz Educators) for his composition "Memories".
The same year in August, Georgi Sareski released his first album "Elflandia"
which featured six compositions, arranged for different sized ensembles, varying
from a chamber saxophone quartet to a twelve-piece ensemble.
During his education at Berklee, Georgi Sareski studied Jazz Composition
and Arranging under the tutelage of Greg Hopkins, Ken Pullig, Phil
Wilson, Scott Free, Dick Lowell, Bob Pilkington and
He studied modern guitar techniques and improvisation with David Tronzo,
Jon Damian, Bret Willmot, and Larry Baione, to name a few.
In 2004, Sareski started exploring
the art of free improvisation with Professor David Tronzo, who had the greatest
impact on Sareski's playing and writing style, and also directed him into music
beyond jazz and beyond any categories.
Since 2001, Georgi Sareski has
performed his music internationally and has been very active as a composer and arranger
for all kinds of settings.
The critics, the listeners, and the educators of music, have all given very
good reviews about his works. Sareski's original writing and playing style and his
high activity as a musician have allowed him to walk together with the leaders of
tomorrow's scene of modern music.
At the moment, Georgi Sareski lives and works in Bologna. His latest
album Georgi Sareski Sextet Feat.
Francesco Bearzatti has been released under the name "SoHoHo".
In the Summer
2006 he played in Macedonia
with Carlo Costa (It) – drums, Justin Keller (usa) – tenor
sax and David Poteaux (fr) – guitar, holding concerts all around. This
coming autumn a new album has being released under the name of:
International Modern Music Ensemble.
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