- Trena Jordanoska
City in the eastern part of Republic of Macedonia. Music life during the Ottoman period was similar to the music culture of the other Macedonian cities, organized around religious institutions (Muslim and Christian) and čalgija entertainment. The first military brass ensembles were formed at the beginning of the 20th century. In contemporary Macedonian music culture Štip is identified as a city of brass and woodwind instruments, both in traditional – ‘blech’ Roma orchestras – and classical music. Renowned performers in the latter include: the trombonist Kiril Ribarski, trumpeters Vančo Samonikov and Simeon Savev, bassoonist Jordan Hadžinikolov, hornist Mihajlo Dokuzov, and oboist Stojan Dokuzov....