Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Goran Alachki

Goran Alachki photoGoran Alachki is Macedonia's premier accordionist. He began playing at age 8 and was performing internationally by the time he was 12. He stuided music at the Skopje Music Academy, and played with the national folk orchestra of Macedonian National Radio and Television for two years.

Goran began composing songs in the late 1980's, and he won several awards in Macdonia and Australia for his compostions. Often these songs were first performed by famous folk singers, such as Dragan Mijalkovski.

As owner of his own recording studion, Goran was able to record many festivals throughout Macedonia. He also collaborated with many musicians, including Vlatko Stefanovski of Leb i Sol.

Goran is heavily involved in teaching. He runs his own music school, and he teaches seminars and workshops around the world, in person and even online. He is a valuable resource to his country, and since 2003 he's been supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. Much more information can be found on his web site. Izvor Music is offering a limited number of his CDs, both for listening and to accompany dancing.