Tale Ognenovski

Classical music, Musical Artist

1922 –


Who is Tale Ognenovski?

Tale Ognenovski was a Macedonian multi-instrumentalist: clarinet, reed pipe, tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla and drum, composer and bandleader. On January 27, 1956, he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City as clarinet and reed pipe soloist of Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec". The performance of Tale Ognenovski as reed pipe player is described by dance critic John Martin, The New York Times's reviewer as "raucous and unforgettable pipe". Allmusic's reviewer, Craig Harris, noted: "The only professional folklore ensemble in Macedonia, the Tanec Ensemble are dedicated to the preservation of traditional Macedonian music, dance, and costuming. Founded by the government of the People's Republic of Macedonia in 1949, the group has shared their musical heritage with audiences around the world for more than half a century, performing an estimated 3,500 concerts in 31 countries'... The ensemble reached their peak during the late '50s, when influential clarinet and pipes player Tale Ognenovski was a member." All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, with announcement published at his website. Tale Ognenovski won top honors on October 11, 2003 at Macedonian Parliament as the Winner of "11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia.

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Apr 27, 1922
Republic of Macedonia
  • Republic of Macedonia

on July 23, 2013


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