Guy Klucevsek


Biography Guy Klucevsek



Guy Klucevsek
is one of the world’s most versatile and highly respected accordionists. A composer as well as accordion virtuoso, he has performed and/or recorded with the American Composers Orchestra, Laurie Anderson, Alan Bern, Brave Combo, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, the Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, A. R. Rahman, Tom Waits, John Williams and John Zorn; appeared as a guest on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood; and accompanied soprano Renee Fleming at the memorial service for Senator John McCain.

Guy’s group Accordion Tribe — a quintet of international composers/accordionists Bratko Bibic (Slovenia), Lars Hollmer (Sweden), Maria Kalaniemi (Finland) and Otto Lechner (Austria) — released three albums, and is the subject of Stefan Schwietert’s documentary film, Accordion Tribe: Music Travels.

Guy waa commissioned by the AAA for “Three Tributes”, which was a wonderful trilogy, in 2016. He premiered this at our fest in Buffalo, NY.

Guy Klucevsek has written over 100 pieces for accordion, not only for the concert hall, but for collaborations with choreographers, theatre artists, and filmmakers as well. His discography includes 23 recordings as soloist, leader, and co-leader on Starkland, Tzadik, Winter & Winter, Innova, Review, Intuition, CRI and XI.

He is the recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Collins Fellowship, “recognizing the most compelling artists working and living in the United States.”

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