Ana Vidovic Croatian Sensation
Just spotted this while submitting information for a competition that ASCAP
sponsors. The cover of a British magazine has the heading "Croatian
Sensation" and is about Ana Vidovic.
More on Ana from Kennedy Center
Ana Vidovic is a bright young talent of formidable gifts destined for a major international career. She
comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia and began guitar at 5. By 7 she had given her
first public performance, was performing internationally at 11, and at 13 became the youngest student to
attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb, where she studied with Professor Istvan
Romer. Ana's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory in
Baltimore, USA, with Manuel Barrueco, from where she graduated in May 2003.
At the age of only 22, Ana has received first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition
in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, Italy and the Francisco Tarrega competition in
Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, the Mauro
Giuliani competition in Italy, the Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists
International Auditions in New York. She has given over one thousand public performances since first
taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in London, Paris,
Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco,
Houston, Austin, Dallas and St. Louis.
In Croatia she has performed with the Zagreb Soloists and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and with
Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as having been featured in three
television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.
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