13 November • National Opera and Ballet, 20:00
PIJAN SLAVEJ vocal
PECE TRAJKOVSKI digital accordion, electric guitar
ANDREA MIRCHESKA double bass
MARTINA BARAKOSKA drums
Pijan Slavej (aka Branislav Nikolov) is a renowned musician, performer, songwriter, poet, singer and frontman of the group Foltin. He was born in 1971 in Bitola. As one of the founders and key members of the band, he has nine studio releases, as well as music for over thirty theatrical performances and several documentary and feature films, including the Oscar nominee "Honeyland", the internationally acclaimed "Secret Ingredient", "Avec L'Amour", "Cash & Marry" etc. He has performed in Croatia, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Montenegro, England, Lebanon, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey and Czech Republic. Nikolov has received many recognitions and awards for his creative work. He is, without a doubt, one of the most original and charismatic individuals on Macedonian music scene today, known for his spontaneous, explosive, warm and passionate live performances. Apart from his work with Foltin, he has performed with Macedonian Philharmonic and has two poetry books published. Pijan Slavej is his first solo outing in music and poetry.