With over 100 concerts and events in 2016 and 2017, Tome Iliev is one of the most distinctive clarinetist of his generation, playing active every music genre from classical, jazz through world, balkan ,brasilian and afro - cuban music.
Currently is working as a clarinet teacher and conducter at Music School Hug - Zurich, Musikgesellschaft Rorbas - Freienstein - Teuffen in Rorbas ZH and as a conductor at Brassband Stadtmusik Mellingen AG.
He is regularly playing in Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria and in the Balkan countries with his main bands: Tome Iliev Quartet // Sextet, The Nozez, Blue Hot Five and as a guest with Extrafish.
Born in December 1985 in Kavadarci, Macedonia.
1993 - 2000 Primary Music School ' Lazo Micev - Rale ' - Kavadarci, Macedonia
2000 - 2004 Music High School ' Ilija Nikolovski - Luj '- Skopje, Macedonia
2004 - 2008 National Music Academy ' Panco Vladigerov ' - Sofia, Bulgaria
Bachelor Degree - Prof. Petko Radev.
2010 - 2016 University of Arts - Zurich, Switzerland
Master Performance Classical - Prof. Matthias Müller
Master Pedagogy Jazz - Prof. Christoph Grab
Classical master classes:
Charles Neidich, Sharon Kam, Karl Leister, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Michel Lethiec, Philippe Cuper, Alesandro Carbonare, Francoix Benda, Henry Bok, Michael Collins, Jiri Hlavac, sir Neville Mariner.
Eddie Daniels, John O'Gallagher, Tony Malaby, Bugge Wesseltopf, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Billy Hart, Reto Suhner, Chris Wiesendanger, Adrian Frei.
2003 Interlochen Art Academy - Michigan, USA
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 Summer Academy ' Prague - Vienna - Budapest ' - Payerbach and Reichenau, Austria
2011 Summer Academy - Apeldoorn, Holland
2003 World Youth Symphony Orchestra - Michigan, USA