This year’s TAKSIRAT is pleased to announce the fourth edition of PINthe only International music conference and showcase festival in Macedonia, which will be held from November 30th to December 2nd at the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje. Besides the daily panel program, that will be announced shortly, the PIN Nights are reserved for the greatest new names on the international music scene, as well as artists who are held high by the music critics and professionals and rank among the most potential new headliners at the world festivals.
The list with artists who will perform on the PIN showcase festival is enriched with the outstanding accordionist MARIO BATKOVIC, who set new standards on the international music scene when is in question the contemporary classical music. Virtuoso MARIO BATKOVIC leaves his native Banja Luka at the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, starting his career in Switzerland that took him to some of the most important music scenes in Europe, and for the first time, on December 2nd, he will perform in front of the Macedonian audience, in the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje.
Mario Batkovic is a master of his chosen instrument, as evidenced on this minimal-yet-immersive new offering, Batkovic’s music bridges both classical and contemporary experimental music. Signed to Geoff Barrow’s (the producer and member of the famous band Portishead) Invada Records label, he issued his solo album and performed at some of the prestigious festivals, ATP, Montreux Jazz и Le Guess Who?.
Video: Mario Batkovic – RESTRICTUS
With an intense panel-program, a large number of guests, experts from the European music industry and music concerts, the PIN Music Conference continues the initiative for actualization and development of the music scene in Macedonia. This year, together with our friends from the festival of electronic music DESONANZ, we will make Skopje again, an European epicenter for exchange of ideas and knowledge in the field of music and culture. Besides MARIO BATKOVIC, the PIN Showcase Festival has already announced the concert of the experimental underground, art-rock band LIARS, on November 30th. With that, we are officially opening the 19th edition of TAKSIRAT FESTIVAL – dozen days filled with many and various music events!
The tickets for the PIN’s concert program will soon be announced. You can can visit the panel program for free, but with prior registration on the following LINK.

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