Stefan Nedelkovski - saxophonist with a special charm: I play everywhere where there are people with positive energy!

Stefan Nedelkovski
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Many will agree that music is a very important part of our existence. Music makes us happy, calms us, heals us. Can you imagine a world without music?

Our interlocutor today creates music and heals people who are lucky enough to hear the sound of his instrument.

Stefan Nedelkovski is 24 years old and by profession is a graduated saxophonist at the Faculty of Music in Skopje in the class of prof. Ninoslav Dimov, MA. Stefan has been making our everyday life more bearable for some time. So on that occasion, I decided to talk to him about his music.

 

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Stefan, how did you know that the alt saxophone is an instrument for you and can you remember the first song he learned to play?

- My music education started when I was 9 years old in a lower music school. A year later I started playing the saxophone and as the months and years went by my love for it grew more and more. My education was in the classical direction, and the song I always wanted to play was the famous "Careless Whisper" by George Michael.

 

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There are many stories of musicians breaking through by uploading their music to a number of popular platforms in order to find out as many people as possible. What were your beginnings like? When did you know you wanted to perform in front of people?

- I associate the beginnings with the performances at the national and international competitions in classical music in Serbia, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, as well as the performances with the Macedonian Philharmonic. The feeling was beautiful, since then I knew I was born for the stage. After graduating I started playing other types of music such as old classics, new pop hits, rock hits in restaurants, welcoming guests to weddings, dinners, birthdays, promotions, various celebrations.

 

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What is your favorite place to play?

-Everywhere there are people with positive energy, it is my favorite place to play.

 

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Can a young person make a living from music?

-Since I am at the beginning of my career and we live in a time of pandemic, I still can not say whether or not you can live from music.

 

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How were you encouraged to beautify the everyday life of Skopje? How do people react to your music?

- My first beginnings are from my high school days playing with my peers. The reactions of passers-by were too positive and encouraging. Their comments were "bravo", "congratulations guys", "thank you for making our day"… Some stood in front of us and enjoyed the music. Sometimes they even gathered around us and applauded. It encouraged me to continue on my own in such performances at various locations throughout the cities in our country.

 

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