He has actually invented a new musical genre." Theodosii Spassov has contributed to 20 CDs, four of his own, which have been noted worldwide. He has composed and performed numerous film scores including a French-Bulgarian feature film "Granitza", ("The Border") 1993. Also he recorded themes for films by Italian composers Carlos Siliotto and Ennio Morricone, entitled "An Italian Story" and "The Breakout of the Innocent". At the fourth European Jazz Night, Theodosii Spassov was a featured performer along with other jazz musicians, including Winton Marsalis. At home in Bulgaria, Theodosii Spassov is national figure and musical hero, and was recently honored with the "Music Artist of the Year" award.
He is the Artistic Director of the world-renown "PHILIP KOUTEV Ensemble Of Music, Drama And Dance”. Theodosii is currently member of the company of the Irish music and dance "Riverdance"-(1998-2001). Now hi is a soloist of Bulgarian National Radio. TRAINING: The Music School in Kotel The Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv FELLOW ARTISTS HE WORKED WITH: Jazz Linia, Trio "Bulgarka", Dave Liebman, Dimitrios Vassilakis, Andy Sheppard, Yldiz Ibrahimova, Ennio Morricone, Jamey Haddad, Vesselin Nikolov, Albert Mangelsdorf, Mark Johnson, Ivo Papazov, Trilok Gurtu, Radio Sofia Orchestras, Kazumi Watanabe, Acoustic Version, Glen Velez, "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares", Rabih Abou-Khalil, Milcho Leviev, Dionisis Savopulos CONCERTS AS A SOLOIST IN: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.. AMERICAN NATIONAL TOUR: "Riverdance"- Irish music and dance extravaganza 1998-2001 AWARDS: * The Special Prize of Detroit Flute Festival, 1994 * The International Academy of Arts in Paris Award, 1996 * "Music Artist of the Year" at the National Music Awards, 1997 and 2002 * Apollo Toxophoros for sparkling contribution to Bulgarian music, 2001 * National Film Centre Annual Awards-"Best film music composer", 2006 * "Artist Of Salon Des Arts" , 2007 MUSIC FOR MOTION PICTURES: * "The Warden of the Dead People", Composer * “Follow Me”, Composer * "Katalii", Composer * "Gori, gori, oganche", Composer * "Vesta", Composer * "Granitsa", Composer * "La Corsa dell'Innocene", Carlo Siliotto, Musician * "An Italian Story", Ennio Morricone, Musician RECORDINGS AND CDs: * Bace Quartet -Guerre Propre, Chicken Madness 2006 * Viara, THSP Music, 2006 * Gambit, ENJA RECORDS, 2004 * Treta Majka, Avalon Production, 2004 * Live In London, BULGARIAN CREATIVE ARTS, 2003 * Titla, GEGA NEW RECORDS, 2003 * Lot Lorien & Theodosii Spassov-Live in Ohrid , CLUB ETHNO - ART , 2003 * Echotopia , FM RECORDS , 2003 * Theodosii Spassov Trio - Live in London , BULGARIAN CREATIVE ARTS , 2003 * Non - Standard Standards , SIBULET LTD, 2003 * Encounters On The Road, 41T Ltd, 2001 * Labyrinth, CANDID,2001 * The Spirit Of Bulgaria / Malka Moma, EMAM, 1020 2001 * Ultramarin KUKER MUSIK, 2001 * Silhouettes STAIKO STAIKOV , 2001 * The Fish Praying For Rain, TRADITIONAL CROSSROAD, 2000 * Na Trapeza, GEGA NEW RECORDS, 2000 * Fairy Tale Trio, VERGO, 1998 * Bulgarian Folk Dances, HEMUS, 1998 * Bratimene, GEGA NEW RECORDS, 1998 * The Glimpse, CMP RECORDS, 1997 * Everest Concert, RFI, 1996 * Atmospheric Conditions Permitting, ECM 1995 * Beyond the Frontiers, GEGA NEW RECORDS, 1995 * Welkya, GEGA NEW RECORDS, 1994 * Karen Young, URSH, 1992 * Gurbet Mohabet, BALKANTON, 1990 * The Sand Girl, BALKANTON, 1989 * The Long Road, BALKANTON, 1986 THEODOSII SPASSOV invented a new musical genre.
The American magazine is absolutely right. The Bulgarian genius developed a completely new style of playing the KAVAL, which is a shepherd's flute consisting of wood and one of the oldest instruments in Europe. THEODOSII gets everything out of his KAVAL when playing his unique compositions. They include elements of traditional folklore music as well as jazz, classical music and even pop.
His very own way of playing has not only impressed audiences during his concerts and festival appearances, but also fellow musicians, who cooperated with THEODOSII SPASSOV in the past years. Among them are Dave Liebman, Andy Sheppard, Yldiz Ibrahimova, Ennio Morricone, Jamey Haddad, Albert Mangelsdorff, Mark Johnson, Kazumi Watanabe and many others.With his amazing trio, THEODOSII SPASSOV performed in Argentina, Australia, Austria,Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Israel, Japan, Nepal, Russia,Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.K., the U.S. and of course in Bulgaria, where he is known as a national hero. All over the world, he is known as a GRAMMY WINNER (with "Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares", 1994), as a movie score composer and genius performer.
His steadily growing fan community is addicted to his music. THEODOSII SPASSOV began studying the KAVAL at early age at The Academy Of Music and Dance in Plovdiv/Bulgaria. Later, he recorded 10 solo albums (e.g. "The Fish Are Praying For Rain", see discography below) and contributed to 11 albums by fellow artists. PRESS STATEMENTS ON THEODOSII SPASSOV: NEWSWEEK: "He actually created a new musical genre." CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "....like a jam session between Ian Anderson and Thelonius Monk." BERLINER MORGENPOST: "What he manages to produce on his wooden flute is sensational." HOWARD ROVICS: "His work on the Kaval was nothing short of pure genius." CHRIS NICKSON: "....Spassov sounds like the late flutist and saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Except Spassov plays a simple, rural shepherd's flute." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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