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(E) Ana Vidovic Croatian Classical Guitar Virtuoso
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  12/9/2003 | People | Unrated
(E) Ana Vidovic Croatian Classical Guitar Virtuoso


Ana Vidovic

Croatian Classical Guitar Virtuoso

Croatian classical guitar virtuoso, Ana Vidovic, will be performing with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the Center for Performing Arts at Governor's State University, in University Park, Illinois on January 10, 2004. Come early at 7:15 p.m. for a free pre-concert discussion with a music expert. Main floor tickets are $35 and balcony tickets are $25.

"It is difficult to know where to begin when discussing the enormous talents of Ana Vidovic. Her dynamic range, beauty of sound, precision of articulation and virtuosity are such that listening becomes more of an absolute musical experience."- Stephen Griesgraber Guitar Review

"Ana Vidovic produces so many moments of insight that you often feel you are listening to the music for the first time.This is very impressive indeed in one so young-she is only 20." - Colin Cooper Classical Guitar

"Her virtuosity continues to astound...with no apparent technical limitation and a musical maturity that belies her age, Ms Vidovic is in a position to do great things with the classical guitar." - Stephen Griesgraber Guitar Review

"It's truly a delight to discover Vidovic's talent...A fluid virtuosity which serves purely the expression! Supple phrasing, a particularly solid technique, totally at ease. It's all there, energy, intelligence, finesse...Striking!" - La Guitare Classique Review of Naxos CD

Ms. Vidovic's website:

Concert details at Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra website:

Venue information at Governors State University website:

Ana Vidovic is a bright young talent of formidable gifts destined for a major international career.

Ana comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia and started playing guitar at the age of 5, and by 7 had given her first public performance. At the age of 11 she was performing internationally, 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 won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions all over the world. These include 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.

Ana 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.

Ana continues to broaden her repertoire and maintains an ongoing performance schedule. Please refer to upcoming concerts for more details.

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Governors State University, Illinois, US,
January 10, 2004 8pm
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Steve Gray Love Songs

Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM, US
January 16, 2004 3pm

Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM, US
January 17, 2004 7pm

Tennessee Guitar Festival
Wright Music Hall, Murfreesboro, TN, US
February 24, 2004 8pm
Recital and Masterclass

Portland Guitar Festival, Portland, OR, US
March 5, 2004 8pm

Malmoe Guitar Festival, Malmoe, Sweden, Sweden
March 13, 2004 7:30pm

Salt Lake City
Utah Classical Guitar Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
March 22, 2004 7:30pm

Salt Lake City
Utah Classical Guitar Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
March 23, 2004 6pm

San Francisco,CA
Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA, US
April 3, 2004 5pm

San Francisco,CA
California Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, US
April 3, 2004 8pm

Lake Tahoe,NV
Parasol Community Foundation, Incline Village, NV, US
April 4, 2004 3pm

Sierra Nevada College
Croom Theater, Incline Village, NV, US
April 5, 2004 1pm

Northwest Guitar Festival
Boise State University Morrison Center Recital Hall, Boise, ID, US
April 9, 2004 8pm
Recital and Masterclass

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, US
April 24, 2004 2pm
Recital and Masterclass

Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb, Croatia,
June 1, 2004 8pm

Dundee Guitar Festival, Dundee, Scotland,
July 21, 2004 8pm
Recital and Masterclass

Nurtingen Guitar Festival, Nurtingen, Germany,
July 31, 2004 8pm

Nurtingen Guitar Festival, Nurtingen, Germany,
August 1, 2004 3pm

Arizona State University
School of Music, Tempe, AZ, US
October 7, 2004 7pm

Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, AZ, US
October 8, 2004 7:30pm

St.Phillips Foothills, Tucson, AZ, US
October 9, 2004 7:30pm

Musashino Civic Cultural Hall, Tokyo, Japan,
February 19, 2005 8pm

Waldron Auditorium, Bloomington, IN, US
March 5, 2005 8pm

Monroe County Historical Museum, Bloomington, IN, US
March 5, 2005 2pm

Management Contact :
Robin Bryson
1 Moss Close
United Kingdom
Tel/Fax : (44)20 8429 4556

Booking Agent :
Luba Booking Agency
3302 Clarks Lane
Suite B
Baltimore,MD 21215
Tel : 410/358-2689

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