TILTAN QUARTET

David Golek - Guitar, compositions
Oleg Fateev - Bayan
Daniel Mester - Clarinet
Bela Horvat - Violin & Mandola

‘TILTAN’ in the Hebrew language means ‘a Clover’, which is a symbol of good fortune.
Tiltan's music is composed and arranged by guitarist David Golek.
Born to Polish father and a French-Algerian mother, growing up in Europe, South America & Israel, speaking several languages, studying and being exposed to different sorts of music, traditions, religions, war conflicts, created a determination for a musical and spiritual search. A search for unity and creating bridges between cultures.
This music is result, one may say, of all these life experiences. Each and every song has a story, and the music flows through a range of landscapes and emotions.

Fragment from the press {full (inter)national reviews on the website}:
This CD from the music group Tiltan is a enlightening example of how global musical styles can blend together... organic, imaginative & warmblooded music full of fantasy....The music of Tiltan breathes utter freedom and universal humanity. A soothing answer to the upcoming xenophobia that is currently expanding in Europe. (Het Parool)

The music itself could be described as a mixture of folklore, contemporary composition, jazz and improvisation, with influences from the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, North Africa and Jewish music.
The musicians who join this journey are exceptional and enrich its outcome with their own cultural identities; this results in a fresh and colourful variation of music, difficult to identify as a specific genre, leaving a wide open window for your imagination.

Tiltan's CD 'A Road Less Traveled’, alongside live performances, has been well received by the press and received excellent critique. The album itself has been voted amongst the best 20 CD's of the year 2014, and was chosen as one of the 5 best World-music CD's of the year 2014 by 'Het Parool' (NL).

BAND MEMBERS:

DAVID GOLEK -- Born in Paris, France, but lived in various countries ,most significantly Israel, France, Spain, Argentina, U.S.A & the Netherlands. After studying classical piano for many years David gradually switched to Guitar.
Besides his own projects, David is involved with various groups, being much in demand as a sideman as well. He is involved in Jazz & World-music formations and has worked in collaboration with modern dance projects and more. His own music would be a cross-road of all these experiences, including Jewish and middle eastern influences. David Golek's music has been also used for documentary movies and dance.
David Golek played concerts, among others with Benny Bailey, Ravi Coltrane, Lonnie Smith, Walter Blending, Wycliff Gordon, Ron Westray, Arnie Lawrence , Philip Harper, Dale Barlow, Michael Moore, Franck Amsallem, Simin Tander, Ferdinand Povel, John Ruocco, Anthony Cox, Alex Coke, Avishai Cohen, Dmitry Shapko, Nelson Latif, Ana Beck, Hermine Deurloo, Jimmy Omonga, Odrey Shakir, Maria Jose Ortiz and many more. David has produced a number of cd's.


OLEG FATEEV – Oleg plays the Bayan (Bayan = Russian botton accordeon). After his studies in the music college in Tiraspol (Moldova), he continued his musical education in the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. In 1993 he graduated as a bayan player and as a conductor.
He works with such artist & opera singer Cora Burggraaf, actor Jeroen Willems, Russian Gypsy violinist Oleg Ponamarev, Herman van Veen, composer/fluitist Jeroen Pek, Ethel string quartet (New York), Orquestra Mundano/ Carlinhos Antunes (Brazil), Amsterdam Klezmer band, Brazilian singer Ceumar Coelho (Balkan meets Brazil), Brazilian percussionist, composer Simone Sou, Tunesian guitatist/ lute player/ composer Nabil Khemir. Oleg collaborates with ROtheater (Rotterdam), Theater Artemis (Den Bosch) and New Dutch Connection.
Oleg Fateev plays Russian, Moldavian, and classical, as well as improvised music. He also writes his own compositions and arrangements, in which you can hear his Moldavian roots. In 1998 he started his own band: the Oleg Fateev Trio.

DANIEL MESTER - Born in Budapest Daniel got a solid classical musical education on guitar and clarinet, and in music theory. Already at his early years he won numerous competitions for children. Later he turned to jazz-saxophone. His strong education in both classical music and jazz, his wide range of interest and experience as a musician in almost every kinds of music enabled him to develop his rich compositional vocabulary.
Among others Daniel arranged for the world's largest professional pop and jazz orchestra, the Metropole Orkest (Todd Rundgren project) and the Budapest FourBones trombone quartet, composed for Modern Art Orchestra (Budapest), scored four NFTA (Dutch Film and Television Academy) film-projects, and was the Dutch film-composer Jasper Boeke’s orchestrator-assistant for the series Het Gordijnpaleis van Ollie Hartmoed, the documentary Holland Welvaren and the feature film &me​.

BELA HORVAT - Bela Horvat started out on his musical trajectories as a classical violinist at the ever-so-early age of 3 and continued down that same road until the age of 17. During this time, Bela studied at the Suzuki music school in Edinburgh, “GA Tartini" in Ljubljana and at the musical university of Vienna, where he studied with world-class violinist prof. L. Sorokow. Afterwards, Bela took a sharp turn in his musical development and ended up finishing another 4-year bachelor’s degree at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam", graduating in Jazz-Composition and Music Analysis. It was during those years, that Bela once again picked up his violin and began experimenting with improvised music, such as Jazz and World music genres. In the years active, Bela played many solo and ensemble performances at venues and events, including the opera house of Venice, “Craighall" in Edinburgh, “Mozarteum" in Salzburg, “Slovenian Philharmony" in Ljubljana and the “Amsterdam Jazz Fest" in Amsterdam.