World-class guitar virtuoso, Vlatko Stefanovski, is set to take Down Under by storm with the debut of his limited Australian tour in November and December this year with three shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
A founding member of the musical trio King of Strings with Aussie guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and gypsy jazz guitarist Stochello Rosenberg, Stefanovski’s legendary music career spans over 40 years with his hallmark style of fusion music – a mixture of traditional irregular Macedonian irregular rhythms and modern rock, which elevated him to stardom as one of the most popular instrumentalists in the world. He is also the founder of “Leb i Sol”, one of the most important bands on the musical scene of the former Yugoslavia with which he published 14 albums and toured worldwide.
In the last few years, Vlatko has played and recorded with top talent from across the globe including French drummer and songwriter Manu Katché (Sting), Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman (Focus) and American bassist Tony Levin (King Crimson and Peter Gabriel) among many others. As a soloist, he has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and Monte Carlo Philharmonic and is the author of several scores from film, ballet and theatre.
In his debut Australian tour, Vlatko will be performing with his own trio and introducing Australia to a musical style he invented himself, coined “ethno-rock”. With a multi-faceted range of musicianship incorporating jazz, blues and rock and interwoven with traditional folk from Macedonia and South-eastern Europe, these one-night only concert events are guaranteed to electrify audiences and music lovers alike. ###