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The Imagination is a strong life force for this project. Shaping the concert, passing through different styles, trying, innovating and improving each concert is a characteristic of Newstalgia. “It never gets old” is one of the mottos of the project and its musicians.

In the Beginning

Four musicians from four different countries combine their vision, origins and sensitivity to a project that explores the possibility of musical expression in all grounds. Newstalgia combines the world of jazz , improvised, classical music and love for story-telling. The never ending improvisation’s flow goes from the depths of Balkan folklore, through the grand canyons of classical music to the ocean of jazz and back, leaving a trace of nostalgia is the new world.

Meet the band member


Mattia Magatelli

Double Bass

Mattia Magatelli, bassist and composer was born in Bormio in 1979. He started studying the bass as autodidact. In 2000 he moved to Milan where he attended the courses at the Civic Jazz school studying with Enrico Intra and Franco Cerri. There he cooperated with the “Guitar Ensemble” directed by Franco Cerri (releasing CD “Yesterday and Today”) In 2004, Mattia recorded with Ivan Segreto “Porta Vagnu” published by Sony Music. In 2005 he joined Guido Manusardi’s Trio. In the same year he joined the Luca Cacucciolo’s trio recording CD “Kind of Illusion” (Splash records) in 2006, receiving positive reviews from the magazines “Music Jazz” and “Jazz It”. Apart from the mentioned above he collaborated with Billy Cobham, Alex Sipiagin, Mark Gross, Owen Hart Jr., Carlo Atti, Pietro Tonolo, Sante Palumbo, Tony Arco, Giovanni Giorgi, Luigi Bonafede, Fabrizio Bosso, Roberto Cecchetto, Fabio Morgera, Johnny Falzone, Stefano D’Anna, Gaetano Partipilo, Giovanni Amato, Roberto Tarenzi, Ivan Segreto, Antonio Zambrini, Claudio Filippini, Francesco Bearzatti, Riccardo Luppi, Paolo Birro, Ettore Fioravanti and many more.

Kristijan Krajncan

Drums, cello

Kristijan Krajnčan, born 1986 in Slovenia, is an award winning drummer, composer, film composer and cellist. His ability to play various musical styles in groups that range from trio to big band gave him the opportunity to work with several internationally acclaimed artists and to perform around the world. Besides leading his own Kristijan Krajnčan Ensemble he is/has collaborated with Tarek Yamani Trio, Kaja Draksler Acropolis Quintet, Anton Goudsmit & The Ploctones, Big Band RTV Slovenia, Big Band Stageband, Anneguus Teerhuis Trio, Sri Hanuraga Trio, dumiTrio, Marzio Scholten Hologram Quintet, Mads Vinding to name a few. He started his musical path with playing cello before going on to jazz drumming and composing. He graduated “summa cum laude” at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen (The Netherlands) where his main teachers were Ralph Peterson jr. and Owen hart Jr. He spent half a year in New York as a part of exchange program, studying with John Riley, Richie Morales, Joey Baron and Tyshawn Sorrey. His debut album as a leader was released in June 2012 on Edict Records. It features Ambrose Akinmusire and Jimmy Greene. Besides music he also directed three short art movies. He is currently combining his two lifetime passions by obtaining his Masters degree in “Composing For Film” at the Amsterdam Conservatory

George Dumitriu

Guitar, Electronics, Violin, Viola

George Dumitriu is a Romanian guitarist and violinist residing in Amsterdam. He graduated Bucharest National University of Music and won more than 15 prizes as a classical violin player in national and international competitions. As a jazz guitarist he studied Groningen, New York and Conservatory of Amsterdam, researching live electronics.Co-leading the group Re-bop Unit, he recorded a CD featuring the New York saxophonist Dick Oatts. In 2007 he joined the European Jazz Academy Big-Band led by Peter Herbolzheimer, performing in Europe and having guests such as Benny Golson and Herb Geller. As one of the four finalists of 2011 Brussels Jazz Orchestra International Contest, had the chance to compose and conduct one of the most prestigious big-bands. He leads his own project (DUMItRIO), co-leads (Twin Thoughts, Re-bop Unit) and performs as a sideman in groups such as Kaja Draksler Acropolis Quintet, Sanem Kalfa Çoktet.
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Tsarina Marinkova


 Tsarina Marinkova was born in 1987 in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. At the age of six she began her studies at the The National School of Arts “Panayot Pipkov” , Pleven, in Eleonora Karamisheva’s piano.. Following graduation, she studied with Professor Tamara Poddubnaya at the Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen, The Netherlands, where she graduated Bachelor Degree in 2010 and continued her education at the prestigious Amsterdam conservatory where she worked with Professor Mila Baslawskaya, where she obtained her Master Degree.  Throughout the years she won more then 10 awards on several competitions and festivals. Since her early childhood Tsarina Marinkova has been participating and in many Masterclass throughout Europe  and worked with Valentina and Lazar Berman, Bozidar Noev, Michael, David Wilde, Vladimir Tropp, Poul Komen, Elena Richter, Charles Rosen ,Igor Roma ,Ilona Timchenko, Pascal Devoyon.She had also been a soloist couple of times of the Philharmonic orchestra of Pleven and Chember Orchestra “Brevis” . Tsarina had also won the Scholarship of Labberte – Hoedemaken , which she received from June 2007 till June 2012.Her concert activity started mostly after 2000 year which includes concerts in  Italy , Holland, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia and Austria. Her repertoire consists of piano concertos, solo works and chamber music from the baroque era up to contemporary music. In may 2013 and 2014 she was invited to be a jury member in the First and Second International Piano Competition “Fr. Chopin” in Bacau - Romania.



Upcoming Events

If there is something that music does, every time without a fail, is to bring people together – to create, to inspire and unite!

Newstalgia Promo Shoot

Studio 5 @ NDK

Studio 5
9 Aug Sunday

Bansko Jazz Festival

Bansko Jazz Festival
7 Aug Friday

Newstalgia in Konzerthaus

19 Nov Thursday

Latest Audios

Live @ Bansko Jazz Festival 2015 – Sensibile – Vladigerov: Nine years have past,Yonke- G.Dumitriu:Intro

Future Nostalgia

“Polegnala e Todora”


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I see the project Newstalgia as a very interesting situation to be creative and responsive. The two cores of this project are the classical and the improvised/jazz genre perspectives. The

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