Biennale History





GC 1Gjorgji Cincievski hails from Skopje, Macedonia and he started his double bass studies at the age of 15. He finished his graduate and post-graduate studies with full honors, in the class of Prof. Jiri Hudec, at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK, winning the coveted Professional Performance Diploma with distinction. He has attended many lessons and master classes taught by some of today's key figures and leading double bass pedagogues such as Bozo Paradzik, Josef Niederhamer, Boguslav Furtok and others.
He has performed with some of the world's leading orchestras, collaborating with musicians such as Vaery Gergiev, Bernard Haiting, Kurt Masur, Placido Domingo, Fabio Luisi, Mark Elder, Ginandrea Noseda, Anna Netrebko, Ronaldo Villazon and many others. He has taken part in some of Europe's major festivals, most notably Salzburg Festspiele, Vienna Modern, Raydale, Cantiere Internazionale di Montepulciano and others. He has toured in Japan, Cuba and China.

Very noticeable are his interests in composition and arranging, and constant quest to find new pieces to be performed on the double bass. His successful transcription of J.S.Bach "Goldberg Variation" for violin, viola and double bass has been published with Hofmeister editions, and was a awarded special price at the 4th European Double Bass Convention in Almere, Holland and has been sold worldwide. His latest publication, published by Hofmeister, is S. Rachmaninov "Elegy Op.3 No.1" for double bass and piano.
In 2014 Gjorgji gained an endorsement from Pirastro strings, Pirastro Permanent being his most favorable choice of strings.
Gjorgji has been the principal double bass player with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010, whilst continuing his active role as a soloist, teacher and chamber musician.


Mdina Biennale Venues