MEET THE MUSICIANS

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GUNDULA STOJANOVA GRUEN

 

VIOLIN & VOCAL

 

Gundula is a virtuoso violinist, singer and ethnomusicologist who has travelled extensively, researching Balkan Romany music and transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Romany and folk musicians.

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ALEXANDAR IVANOV 
   

ACCORDION

Alexandar was born in Rousse, Bulgaria. He began learning the accordion when he was 7 years old, developing an interest in folk music in his early teens. Later, he studied classical music and folklore... 

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SASS HOORY

 

PERCUSSION

 

Sass graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Drums and Rhythm from the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2004. For several years Sass also has studied under Zohar Fresco, one of the leading pioneers of rhythm today

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JEREMY HALLIWELL

 

GUITAR

 

Jeremy is a founder member of Tatcho Drom. He first learned acoustic guitar at age 12 and went on to study classical guitar and renaissance lute. Later he attended masterclasses and courses with Gypsy guitarists Benjamin Czureja and Olivier Kikteff. 
 

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FRASER PARRY 

 

CELLO

Fraser began receiving cello lessons from his father at the age of 8. He played with numerous bands, orchestras and ensembles throughout his teenage years in Glasgow, before studying music at the University of Sheffield, specialising in composition.

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