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(E) Croatian guitarist Belinic performs in Kennedy Center
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/19/2003 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Croatian guitarist Belinic performs in Kennedy Center
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Robert Belinic

Croatian Guitarist: Robert Belinic
Kennedy Center, Washington DC 
Feb 2, 2003 at 2:00 PM
Terrace Theater 

Running Time: 2 hours
Tickets: $25.00 


JS BACH - Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001
SOR - Introduction et Variations sur l'air "Marlborough s'en va-t-en guerre"
RODRIGO - Tres piezas espanolas
JOSE - Sonata 

ROBERT BELINIC, First Prize Winner of the 2002 Young Concert Artists 
International Auditions, is the first guitarist to join the roster of  YCA. 

Mr. Belinic was also awarded the Fergus New Artist Prize of YCA, The 
Princeton University Concerts Prize, and The Beracasa Foundation Prize 
for an appearance at the Montpellier Radio-France Festival. In 2001, 
Mr. Belinic was the sole winner of the Young Concert Artists European 
Auditions in Leipzig, Germany, hosted by the Hochschule für Musik und 
Theater  Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.  

During the 2002-2003 season, the Young Concert Artists Series will 
present Mr. Belinic s New York recital debut at the 92nd Street Y, 
sponsored by the Claire Tow Debut Prize; his Washington, DC debut at the 
Kennedy Center, sponsored by the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize; and his 
Boston debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He also performs 
in the U.S. at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA, for the Jewish 
Community Alliance in Jacksonville, FL, and at the Honest Brook Music 
Festival in New York. 

Mr. Belinic has performed as soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic and 
with the Zagreb Soloists, and has given recitals in Croatia, Slovenia, 
Hungary,Poland, Italy, Germany and The Czech Republic. 
Born in 1981 in Zagreb, Croatia, Robert Belinic grew up in the nearby 
town of Popova. He played the drums beginning at the age of three. 
When he was eight years old, he starred in  Tale from Croatia, the 
first film released in newly-independent Croatia. Robert Belinic began 
to study classical guitar at the age of eleven at the music school in 
Kutina with Zvonko Susnjar, and continued his studies with Ante Cagalj 
in Zagreb. Every year since 1995, he has participated in the 
 International Summer School for Guitar on the Croatian island of Hvar. 
He currently studies at the Music Conservatory in Augsburg,Germany, with 
Franz Halasz. 

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