Balkan Festivals Northwest Presents
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Mark Levy
Modern Instrument Ensemble
Mark Levy Mark Levy created the first week-long Balkan Music & Dance Workshop in 1974, and co-founded the East European Folklife Center in the early 1980s. He recently retired from the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where he taught courses in ethnomusicology, coordinated a world music concert series, and directed the UO East European Folk Music Ensemble.

Mark has made numerous trips to the Balkans (especially Bulgaria and Macedonia), and has performed clarinet; Thracian, Rhodope, Macedonian, and Serbian gajda; and other aerophones with Aman, Pitu Guli, Ženska Pesna, The Balkantones, Kef, and Slavej. Mark lives in Eugene, OR.
Bill Cope
Bulgarian Ensemble
Bill Cope is a multi-instrumentalist who began playing Balkan music in 1975 and teaching at the Balkan Music and Dance Workshops in 1982. He's made many trips to the Balkans and studied with many amazing performers, including Lyubomir Vladimirov, first chair in the Philip Kutev Ensemble. He has also performed with Dragi Spasovski, Vassil Bebelekov, Donka and Nikolay Kolevi, Yuri Yunakov, Mile Kolarov and Pece Atanasovski.
Adam Good
Macedonian Ensemble
Adam Good is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. With a foundation in jazz guitar, his interest in the music of Eastern Europe and Turkey began in the mid-90s. His talent on Turkish ud, guitar, tambura, and knowledge of Turkish makam have made Adam a fixture of New York's Balkan and Middle Eastern music scenes. He plays regularly with the ensembles Dolunay, Pontic Firebird, and with clarinet master Souren Baronian's ensemble Taksim. His self-released CD, entitled Dances of Macedonia and the Balkans, features several of his folk compositions alongside familiar melodies. Adam lives in Brooklyn and regularly teaches in the New York City area.