Yordan Kostov born 1978 in Kavadarci (composer, improviser, arranger, accordionist, producer, pianist, versatile musician, art director, band leader )
Macedonian artist who have long ago dispensed with prejudice and have overcome the fear of normal creative communication.He is a versatile composer and accordionist, skilled avant-garde, jazz and world musician. His music is influenced from world music and in the same time chamber by classical middle age masters, and deeply connects with music from Macedonia. Ensemble moderne was one of the projects supported by ministry of culture of the Republic of Macedonia as a project of national interest. Future performing like guest in Istanbul music show on the national tv Turk, making music for shadows theatre and performing with them in São Paulo ( Brazil )and Chengdu ( China ) on world festivals for papet and shadows festivals. After performing on many festivals on the Balkan like : fusion ethno fest Belgrade, Spancir fest Varazdin, cultural center ,,Umblock ,, Thessaloniki (Greece ) Sarajevo jazz festival , (Bosnia ) jazz fest Kavadarci, bosh festival Gevgelija and famous Ohrid summer festival (Macedonia ) , his journey to move Far East starts with invitation from Swiss /Chinese program to initiative culture and art in Swatch Art Peace hotel in Shanghai. he is founder, composer and arranger of Huangpu divers orchestra (an orchestra with 25 musicians from all nationalities ) ,,Paper killers ensemble ,,Musica kala,, Macedonian reflex quartet,, Revenge for the Platypus,, ,collaborating and writing music for JZ big band is just part of his projects projects in Shanghai. Founder of orchestra ,,Shinagawa divers,, based in Tokyo. His music is used for theatre and movies in Asia Europe and South America.Art director at ,, Mucci ,, culture center in Shanghai, traveler who is connecting cultures and supporting art.
Graduated on Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje at the department for accordion University st Cyril and Metodius Skopje currently on master’s degree at the Faculty of Music Arts University Goce Delchev –Shtip. In the near future we can expect collaboration and next projects with different musicians and artists such as Sainkho Namchylak, James Kassler, Yanping Wang, Alec Haavi , Andreas Günther, Roman Stolya , Gabrielle Meirano, Maki Hachiya, Antonio Ximenez, Donald Jackson, Brenda Ohana, Johnny Josef , Neil Stalnaker, Feng Hao, Markus Fernandez, Peter Van De loht, Nik Aggs, Marko Bosco, Xinlu Chen, Matsumoto Kenichi,etc.
1991, First price of national competition for classical accordion – Prilep Macedonia
Shanghai Lezy Entertainment & sport co ., Ltd All discography
-The wu way
-Extravaganza fantasy /hitthegrand music /Berlin
-Shinagawa divers/ Awkward Geisha / UK
-Paranoya in Shinjuku-Ku
-People mountain people see
-Prova da Sanfona / São Paolo release /
-Open Letter to Jhony
-Yordan Kostov and the flying Persians
–Yordan Kostov ensemble moderne
–Live at Kurshumli An with chorus Sv.Zlata Meglenska,
–Young helpless elephant
-Starowski ( music base on Macedonian poetry )
Macedonian Jazz compilation 2009, publishing by SJF ( Skopje jazz festival )
Скок во три осмини, 2009 publishing Chicken Madness
Music for theatre ,ballet show and movies.
99 women an Shanghai theatre show directed by Genevieve Flaven
2012 HALL, choreography and directing, Risima Risimkin/Macedonia
– Music for the theater performance All my sons, Arthur Miller, directed by Aleksandra Kardalevska/Macedonia
– Music for the short film Wrinkled Thoughts, directed by Borjan Zarevski/Paris /France
2010 music for the theater performance by Per Gint by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Slobodan Unkovski, Albanian Drama, Skopje, Macedonia
– Music for the theater performance Arab nights by Roland Shimelfingen, directed by Slobodan Unkovski, Turkish drama, Skopje, Macedonia
– Music for the short film Homeless, directed by Borjan Zarevski/Paris /France.
– Music for film Breaking the circle , directed by Naum Mihajlovski and Verica Nedevska
Concerts and festivals
04.10.2018-Composing and performing with Shinagawa divers improvise orchestra
03.10.2018 – Performing for celebration of German Unity Day with quartet Comoreby at German consulate in Tokyo.
27.09.2018 Jazz trio concert at Nogia club Tokyo.
23.09.2018 Free impro in Noge underground at Yokohama with Andreas Günther, Markus Fernandez and Ayako Kanda.
18.09.2018 – Performing free impro ,, Paranoya in Shinjuku an new quartet in Tokyo release in Shanghai.
06.09.2018 Jazz concert in Velvet sun Tokyo with Maki Hachiya.
04.09.2018 Free impro concert at Suginami -ku Tokyo
13.05.2018 -Extravaganza fantasy project concert in Duisburg city
12.05.2018-composing and perform with orchestra and chorus in St. Lukas church in Bremen
11.05.2018 -Concert in West Berlin with extravaganza fantasy ,Why you talk,
10.05.2018 – Shanghai scandals project concert at Prima center Berlin – Macedonian culture center
05.05.2018 – Berliner come concert at Prima center
09.04.2018 -Live concert recording at Struga Culture Macedonia with Roman Stolyar release in Shanghai ( people mountain people see)
29.03.2018 -live in Saint Elias borderline session with Dine Doneff cb. release in Shanghai.
19.03.2018 Concert in La kanja with Andreas Günther Skopje/Macedonia
17.02.2018 – Yordan Kostov and Shanghai intense in Sarajevo club mesh Feng Hao (CHN) drums ,Andreas Gunter fl/ sax , Dinko Simunovic dB. Yordan Kostov comp. acc.
15.03.2018 Solo concert at Planetarium / Skopje
31.01.2018 – Yordan Kostov and Shanghai intense in Prilep Jazz festival
29.01.2018 – Dfest/ Macedonia Church stage solo performance
04.01.2018 – Concert with Avadarxi ensemble at Vinil Skopje /Macedonia
03.10.2017 – Solo concert at Shanghai consulate , German Unity Day
31.08.2017 – composing music and performing with chine’s traditional instruments at Shanghai world music festival.
12.08.2017 – Concert with Huangpu Divers orchestra at Yili park organize by hongchao culture centar Shanghai
11.07.2017 – Concert at Hongchao culture centat with Huangpu divers orchestra
16.06.2017 – Concert with JZ big band Shanghai performing original music of Y. Kostov.
14.06.2017 – concert at M64 Revenge of the Platypus project.
05.18.2016 Jazz Touring Japan ,Morioca sity , Aomori sity, Ivate sity
30.05. 2016- Concert Chiyoda- Nishikanda, Misakicho & Kudankita, Tokyo.
15.05.2016 -concert with Faya orchestra with Alec Haavic,Andreas Günther ,Fred Granada in Houseshoose , Shanghai
21.04.2016- concert with Paper Killer , The Pearl theatre, Shanghai
18.04.2016-concert with Paper Killer Devonian House club, Shanghai
28.03.2016 -concert with Paper Killer, Yin Yang club, Shanghai
30.01.2016- concert with Dragozel ensamble , Yin Yang club, Shanghai.
29.01.2018 – concert with Xu Fengxia at Yin Yang club Shanghai
28.01.2016 -Art direction at World Music festival, composition and performing ,,Contemporary Macedonian Music, Utopia club, Shanghai
27.01.2016- World music festival Traditional Macedonian Music, Utopia club ,Shanghai
04.01.2016 performing and composing for Puppet shadows festival ,, Seed,, Sao Paulo – Brazil
19.12.2015- concert with La petite Bande d’Andreas, Shanghai
18.11.2015-concert at Le Centre du Mondе, Judith Kan (Voice), Jean-Michel Susini (Violin), Yangpin Wang (Iangqin), Jordan Kostov (Accordeon, Composition), Paris – France
12.08.2014 –touring with Huanpu Divers ensemble in China
12.08.2013 – Yordan Kostov quintet World music Shanghai WM.
19.07.2013 – concert at M2 .Trio Moganshan base on Yordan Kostov music with Roman Stolyar on piano and Shengji Zhuo accordion
28.11.2012 –concert Fosna Festival , Sarajevo BIH,
20.11.2012 – Istanbul TRT show, concert with Amniotic Fluid, Kavadarci Macedonia
09.04.2012 -Cabare chalgija Starowski , St. Sofia – Ohrid summer festival, Macedonia
10.05.2012 tour with Theatre of shadow 21 UNIMA Congres & World Pupetry Festival, Chengdu /China.
22.09.2012 – solo performance at Macedonian embassy in Paris
18.10.2012 – solo performance in Ljubljana/ Slovenia
16.08.2011 – concert with ensemble moderne and chorus sv. Zlata Meglenska , conductor Letka Polizova Dimovka ,
26.04.2011- concert in galery Blackbox , Sarajevo /BIH.
08.03.2010 Concert in Cultural Center UMBLOCKART, Thessaloniki /Greece
10.04.2010 -Shpancir Fest , Varazdin /Croatia
18.06.2010 -Fusion Ethno Fest, Belgrade /Serbia
15.07.2010-multimedia performance with Toma Dimovski and Kostas Teodorow Skopje /Macedonia
17.08.2010-Jazz Festival Kavadarci, Kavadarci /Macedonia
19.08.2010-Бош фестивал, Gevgelia /Macedonia.
16.07.2009 – recorded the second album with ensemble moderne and promotional concert in Mala Stanica / Skopje/ Macedonia
10.08.2008 – Performing with shadows theatre on busker fest Shibenik / Croatia
14.08.2008 –Concert -MKC Skopje /Macedonia.
12.06.2007 – promotional concert in culture centar Tochka in Skopje/Macedonia.
18.07.2006- radio concert in independent radio canal 103 with ensemble moderne.
28.06.2005 – Concert in house of culture in Kavadarci with members of ensemble moderne
28.04.2004- Concert at Bezisten Shtip / Macedonia.
29.08.2003 – recorder his first album Yordan Kostov ensemble moderne
SUPPORT: Mucci Art center, Shanghai
Mucci Art center , Shanghai. Why art ? Because I believe art can make out lives better and leaving artist need support and connection each other.Mucci Art center will feature gallery for exhibitions and concerts of artists from around the world. The culture center Mucci will be welcomed for contemporary works in sections music, film , theatre, painters, photography…