TAMBURA

Over the past 10 years Adrian’s obsession with the wonky rhythms of east has taken him on bus trips to Bulgaria to learn tambura (8-string long-necked lute). He studied there with tambura-playing phenomenon Vladimir Vladimirov who has been teaching him the in’s and out’s of traditional ornamentation and improvisation. Since then Adrian has been busy writing Horos (dance tunes) and performing on tambura – the highlight of which has been meeting and collaborating with UK–based Serbian singer and composer Jovana Backovic and becoming part of ArHai. This project has also led to collaborations with Macedonian singer Tanja Tzarovska. Performance highlights include The Barbican Concert Hall and RichMix London alongside many UK world music festival performances and arts centre appearances.

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