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Name: Nikola Kodjabashia
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher, Writer
Phone: +389 91 221 824
Fax: +389 91 114 154
Address: Leninova 14a, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia 91000
Links: E-mail
Born: 06.06.1970 in Skopje, Macedonia into a family of musicians. Father, Yane Kodjabashia composer and PhD. in Byzantin music. Mother Rujica Kodjabashia, primary music school teacher. Work Experience: 1999-2000 personal music & software assistant of Rolf Gehlhaar [sound=space] multimedia, 1995–1998 Macedonian National Radio and Television as a music producer and TV presenter, 1996-1998 Professor of piano at the "National Music and Ballet Educational Center" in Skopje, Macedonia. Education: 1999/2000 Master Degree in composition with Sir Harrison Birtwistle at King's College London. 1998 Post-graduate (Magisterium) diploma in composition from Academia de Musica in Bucharest, Romania with Anatol Vieru (student of Khachaturian and Shostakovich). Graduated from the Faculty of Musical Arts at the St. Cyril and Methody University in Skopje, 1993 in piano and 1997 in composition. Composition master classes: with Marco Stroppa (IRCAM), György Kurtag and György Ligeti. Piano master classes: with Boris Romanov, Imre Rohmann, Zoltan Kocsis, etc.

Works: Musical Drama "Explosion of a Memory" for 3 singers, actor, dancer, orchestra a due and live electronics, "Homework" for 5 instruments, "Assumptions" for piano 1999/2000, "Yellow Sostenuto" for ensemble & electronics 1999, "Kraftwerk Scherzo & Blues", "Hymn" 1998, "Symphony 1997" for large orchestra, "Die Hamletmaschine suite" upon the play by Heiner Müller for synth & samplers 1997. "Passacaglia" for Orchestra a tre "Canon with a blue end" for strings, "Crossfader" for 14 soloists, 1996, "Sonata 1992" and "Catharsis Variations" 1991 for piano, several Theatre and Film soundtrack commissions, "Alshar live plus" the jazz album 1997/98, etc… Discography: "Die Hamletmaschine and Songs Without Words" – Theatre and Film Music Compilation, Fyrma Records, 1998; "Alshar live @ Ohrid Summer Festival" – Live Recording, Fyrma Records 1998. "Guan" – piano music from Macedonian Contemporary Composers, Skopje Jazz Festival Records, 1995; "Macedonian Document" – Various Underground Artists, Trotoar Records, 1997. Commissions: piano concerto for Julian Joseph's 2000/01 concert series, Violin and electronics piece for Oleg Kondratenko's contemporary music recital tour-Germany 2000/01, Piano piece "Assumptions" for Julian Jacobson's "Beethoven Plus" recital series (premiered on 8th of March at Regent hall, London), piano piece for Marcelo Bratke, Musical Drama "Explosion of a Memory" for the Macedonian National Opera (to be premiered on 21st of June in Skopje), "Crossfader" for the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Public's award for best new piece at "the Moscow Autumn Festival" 1996), "Die Hamletmaschine"1996, "Mission"1998, and "The Dark Knight Returns"1999 theatre soundtracks commissioned by Macedonian National Theatre, "Amaro ma non troppo" a film soundtrack for MRTV and Vardar Films, etc…

Recitals: 1994 touring Great Britain, performing recitals of his own works at festivals in Manchester (for EPTA), St Giles Cripplegate, London, Bradford, Litchfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Southend-on-Sea, and also in Ljubljana (Slovenia) 1993, Bucharest (Romania) in 1997 Szombathely (Hungary) 1993, Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Krayova (Romania) 1992, Sarajevo (Bosnia) 1990 and many more in Macedonia. Awards: Public's award for best new piece at "the Moscow Autumn Festival" 1996 for the piece "Crossfader", Best Festival Premiere for "Katharsis Variations" on DMM 1992, Theoretical articles, texts and publications: "Stravinsky's Serenade en La" - the modal approach, King's College London 1999, "Igor Stravinsky and Charlie Parker" – a comparative thesis, Union of the Romanian composers magazine 1997, "Sonology, spectral analyses and psycho-acoustics" – three essays, NAUKA, Macedonian popular science magazine 1998, "MIDI and AUDIO in orchestration", "Re-Composing the past" ZVUK Macedonian contemporary music magazine 1997, 24 TV scenarios for the "Musical Magazine" series on Macedonian National TV 1996/98, numerous audio and text reviews for the Macedonian National Radio and TV 1995/98, etc…Other: -Steinway & Sons piano artist (please visit, -ECAM ltd. Artist -Artistic director and composer of the ALSHAR ensemble -Member of the Macedonian union of composers [Information about Nikola Kodjabashia also available on most large Internet providers search engines, please type: Kodjabashia, or: Alshar, and click search] Nationality: Macedonian



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