what i do

Born in Skopje, Macedonia, (29.10.1981). Gjorgji began playing the double bass at the age of 15 studying with Prof. Blagoj Marotov, at the State Music High School “Ilija Nikolovski – Luj” - Skopje, Macedonia, where he finished these initial studies with the highest performance marks.
In 2001 he continued his education at the Royal Northern College of Music - Manchester, United Kingdom.
At the RNCM, Gjorgji finished with distinction both his Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in the class of the world renowned teacher and performer, Prof. Jiri Hudec. In addition to his excellence in performance, Gjorgji was awarded the prestigious Professional Performance Diploma, obtaining it with distinction. He was the fifth double bass player ever in the history of the RNCM to obtain such a prestigious diploma. After completing his studies, Gjorgji became the first ever Junior Fellow in Double bass at the RNCM, which later gave him the opportunity to become assistant to Prof. Jiri Hudec and Prof. Roberto Carrillo - Garcia, and later, himself becoming Junior Tutor in Double Bass.
During and after completing his studies Gjorgji privately took many lessons and attended many workshops and master classes from some of the world most advanced double bass soloist such as: Bozo Paradzik, Boguslaw Furtok, Josef Niederhammer, Leon Bosch, Yoshio Nagashima, David Heyes, Teppo Hauta-aho and many others.
As a versatile musician Gjorgji has performed with some of the world leading orchestras such as Radio Symphonie Orchester – Vienna, BBC Philharmonic – Manchester, Halle Orchestra – Manchester, Opera North – Leeds, Northern Sinfonia – New Castle, Manchester Camerata, London Mozart Players – UK, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – Norway, Malmo Symphony Orchestra – Sweden, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra – Latvia, and others, as well as some of the world leading soloist and conductors such as: Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Fabio Luisi, Sir Mark Elder CBE, Douglas Boyd, Gianandrea Noseda, Vassily Sinaisky, Edo de Waart, Yutaka Sado, Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Villazon, Pierre - Henri Xuereb , Dejan Bogdanovic, Manfred Stilz and many others. In 2003 he attended the Pacific Music Festival in Japan where in 2004 he was re-invited as one of the outstanding participants and there performed Stravinsky’s “Soldiers Tale” with the principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gjorgji has taken part in many prestigious festivals around the world such as: Salzburger Festspiele – Austria, 27 Cantiere Internazionale D’Arte di Montepulciano - Italy, Vienna Modern Festival – Austria, Rydale Festival – UK, Victoria International Arts Festival – Gozo – Malta, Festival De Association Musicale des Deux Fleuves – France and others. He was many times awarded with awards such Sir Charles Halle Award – England, Didsbury Emmanuel Solo Recital Prize – England, The Eugene Cruft Double Bass Prize-England, and 1st Prize in 36th State Music Competition in Macedonia.
Apart from being an active performer, Gjorgji has continued with his educational work and has held numerous master classes and workshops in UK,Germany, France, Latvia,Cuba, Italy, China and Malta.
He has done many successfully awarded transcriptions, including J.S.Bach "Goldberg Variation", S. Rachmaninov” Elegy Op.3 No.1” J.Brahms Piano Trio in Op.8, D. Popper “Requiem” Op.66 for three cellos and piano and others, some of which have been lately published by Hofmeister Editions.
In 2014 Gjorgji has become artist endorser by Pirastro strings.
Since 2010, Gjorgji is the Principal / Solo double bass player with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Upcoming events

Bir Miftuh International Music Festival 2016 - French night

28 May 2016 20:00h St Mary's Chapel, Bir Miftuħ, Gudja - Malta

Gjorgji Cincievski - Double bass
Charlene Farrugia - Piano
Evening of French music performing works by Debussy, Casadesus, Saint-Saëns , Fauré, Massenet, Satie and Bizet.

This concert is sponsored by the Embassy of France together with the Alliance Française de Malte – Méditerranée.

Performing Nino Rota " Divertimento Concertante" at MPO Soloists Gala Concert with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra coducted by Mro Brian Schembri

18 june 2016 Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta - Malta

Gjorgji Cincievski - Double bass
Roderick Bugeja - Trombone
Emilia Wisniawska - Violin
Nadia Debono - Viola
Peter Flanagan - Cello
Chiara Telleri - Oboe
Giuseppe Recchia - Clarinet
Ulrike Baumann - Bassoon
Britt Arend - Harp
Charlene Farrugia - Piano
Daniel Cauchi - Percussion

MPO’s artistic director and principal conductor Brian Schembri will conduct a fantastic showcase of MPO’s musicians. The programme features an exciting choice of concerti, including Menotti’s Concerto for 9 soloists, followed by Ravel Bolero’s crescendo of famous instrumental solos leading to a real festive ending to the season.

2nd International Double bass Symposium at Karol Lipinski Academy of Music

23 - 27 June 2016 Wroclaw, Poland

Giving Recital with new premiere transcriptions and new double bass works as well as holding masterclass and lecture on the topis:"The Importance on Double bass transcriptions and how to approach them.
Subject of the Symposium: Directions and Trends of European Double Bass Culture

BASS2016 PRAGUE - solo recital at the 5th European Biennial Double Bass Congress

20 - 25 Sprember 2016 Prague, Czech

solo recital at the 5th European Biennial Double Bass Congress

Bavarian Bassdays

29 - 31 October 2016 Muhldorf, Germany

Recital, masterclasses and workshops at the Bavarian Bassdays Festival


our expert team

...This work by David Anderson makes ample use of multiple stops and very quick bowing, all mastered skilfully by Cincievski...

Affan in the gut
10 April 2016, Reuben Pace, Times of Malta

...The double bass, played by Gjorgji Cincievski, a young but extremely seasoned virtuoso of the double bass and principle double bass of the MPO. With its rich tone and depth, not only provided a solid foundation but clearly an equal with the other instruments.

To music lovers for the benefit of their souls
28 December 2015, Anthony Hart


...However, the real magic of the evening was a virtuoso performance of the Double Bass Concerto no. 2 by Giovanni Bottesini, performed by the Macedonian double bass player, Gjorgji Cincievski.

A Evening of Magic with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
11 March 2014, Anthony Hart

Cincievski, is very adept at making arrangements of well-known works and this one must be his most ambitious. Cincievski allots equality in prominence and sharing to each of the instruments, creating a cohesive structure with the three performers being in balanced and harmonious partnership.

A mixed bag of sounds at the Valletta baroque festival
2 February 2014, Times of Malta

...By using the double bass, it was possible to extend the bass part below that of the more conventional violoncello. The audience were impressed with the virtuosity of the performance given by Gjorgji Cincievski.

The Goldberg Variations for an unorthodox string trio at the Valletta Festival
23 January 2014, Anthony Hart

Right from the first forte pizzicato note, Cincievski showcased the melancholic qualities of the double bass and Williams’ clear interpretation struck a delicate balance between the forceful rhythmic parts and the more subdued ones. Cincievski sounded particularly at ease, especially in the effortless execution of the pizzicatos in the final crescendo.

An Ambitious effort that delighted
14 April 2013, Times of Malta

Gjorgji showed his prowess on the double works especially in the Carmen Fantasy Suite by F Proto and the Introduction and Variations on the G string on a Theme by Rossini by N Paganini....Gjorgji beautifully played his own arrangemnet of my ELEGY op 66 (originally written for cello), while Milena ...

Concert review by the composer Joseph Vella
CINCIEVSKI TRIO at Aula Mgr Farrugia
28 September 2013, composer Joseph Vella

Mr Cincievski who is the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s double-bass section leader started making amends with a recital in Gozo less than two years ago, then again at another venue in Valletta and finally on the Manoel stage.
review by Albert G.Storage

Delights in double-bass
22 February 2012, Times of Malta


creative work sample

Malta Double Bass Summer Camp

We are very happy to announce the 1st annual Malta Double Bass Summer Camp with Gjorgji Cincievski, Michelle Scicluna and Claus Freudenstein.

22 – 28 August 2016 Malta

An exciting week with double bass, sun and the sea, and MORE DOUBLE BASS!!!
For all bass lovers and all lavel of player from beginners to profesional, both double bass, bass guitar and mini bass!
Masterclasses and lessons will be held by internationally acclaimed double bassist Gjorgji Cincievski – Principal bass at the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
BEGINNERS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME : “Beginners course” and “Music appreciation workshop for beginners for all ages” will be held by Michelle Scicluna co-principal double bass at Malta Philharmonic Guest Profesor - world famous Prof. Claus Freudenstein from Germany, who will be teaching double bass as well as EBass/ bass guitar, mini bass, ensable training and other.

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Enjoy the music

  • My transcription of J.S.Bach "Goldberg Variation" arranged for trio violin, viola and double bass.

    The transcription will be sent to you on your e-mail address in PDF Form.

    Printed orginal copy of score and parts available to order:
  • This Elegy in particular, has a uniquely nostalgic effect. Wonderful piece for any recital or exam complimenting the sonourus and singing nature of the double bass. This transtription is available both for orchestral and solo tunning.

    The transcription will be sent to you on your e-mail address in PDF Form.

    Printed orginal copy of score and parts available to order:

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"GOLDBERG VARIATIONS" BWV 988 for string trio violin, viola and double bass
First time
ever in whole of music and double bass history this piece recorded in this formation. Monumental recording and chance to hear a little part of music history being created.

Soon available transcriptions

  • - J. Brahms Trio Op.8 for piano violin and double bass
  • -D. Popper - Requiem Op. 66 for trio double basses and piano
  • -R. Schumann - Fantasiestucke Op.73 for double bass and piano
  • -M. Bruch - Kol Nidrei Op.47 for double bass and piano