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Croatian Guitarist: Robert Belinic
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Feb 2, 2003 at 2:00 PM
Running Time: 2 hours
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