sandra

Sandra Sangiao

Vocals (Catalunya, Spain)
Our sun, soul and energy

mattia

Mattia Schirosa

Accordion (Italy)
Our brain, vision and craziness

julien

Julien Chanal

Guitar (France)
Our tireless jam session man, our kindness and creativity

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Stelios Togias

Darbuka, Bendir, Cajón, Davul, Riq, Tzouras (Greece)
Our rhythmic engine, best driver and wild men

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Ivan Kovačević

Double Bass (Serbia)
Our heart, wisdom and strength

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Joaquín Sánchez

Clarinet, Kaval, Flute (Andalucía, Spain)
Our crazy wind artisan, improvisation men and traveler

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Oleksandr Sora

Violin (Ukraine)
Our classical style, refined hearing and virtuoso

Starting from November 2015, BGKO evolves: after so much intense work and growth, we are responding to the urge to expand our artistic horizons. While we remain very interested in Klezmer music, we also want to gather inspiration from a wider spectrum of genres. Balkan music is, for us, a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures that surpass geographical confines, drawing on the historical traditions that have forever inhabited these lands: Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Arabs…

No longer with us is the clarinetist, Robindro Nikolic, co-founder of the old Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra. He continues his own unique artistic path with new projects. We want to take this occasion to express our deep admiration and gratitude for the wonderful years of learning and performing with Robindro.