Was a student of the Zagreb Music Academy at the age of 13
Ana Vidović, Croatian guitarist will perform in Cavtat, Croatia, September 2, 2009 - 8:00 PM, see below
Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. 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 23 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.
Equally impressive is the fact that she has already recorded 5 CDs, and she will be releasing her 6th CD with the Naxos label in 2007. As well, Ana has a new performance DVD filmed by Melbay Productions, released in 2006.
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.
Ana Vidovic Guitar Artistry in Concert I produced Ana's performance DVD for Mel Bay Publishing. She is an incredible talent. Available at www.melbay.com. Check out Ana's site at www.anavidovic.com
Ana vidovic slide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSECkRnpsDE Cavatina - Ana Vidovic
Guitarist, Ana Vidovic, takes us on a journey through the beautiful music of Spanish composer, Federico Moreno Torroba and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.
Ana Vidovic: Valses Venezolanos 2 y 3 - Antonio Lauro La magnífica guitarrista croata interpreta los Valses Venezolanos 2 y 3 del compositor Antonio Lauro.
Ana Vidović na 3. Epidaurus festivalu
Ovogodišnja edicija Epidaurus festivala dovesti će u pleter svojih prekrasnih ambijenata hrvatsku proslavljenu gitaristicu Anu Vidović. Biti će to povratak jedne od najmlađih svjetskih gitarističkih virtuoza u Dubrovački kraj nakon punih deset godina kad je zadnji put nastupila na Dubrovačkim ljetnim igrama (1999.), a ujedno i prvi njen nastup u najjužnijoj općini Hrvatske.
Rođena je u Karlovcu 1980. Gitaru je počela svirati u petoj godini inspirirana svirkom svog brata Viktora Vidovića čiji je talent izmamio ovacije na prošlogodišnjem Epiduarus festivalu (2008.). Već u 11. godini nastupa u internacionalnim razmjerima, a s 13 upisuje Glazbenu akademiju u Zagrebu kao najmlađi student te institucije.
Studira u klasi Ištvana Romera u Zagrebu, te Manuel Barrueca na Peabody Konzervatoriju u Baltimoru (SAD). Pobjednica je zavidnog broja internacionalnih nagrada diljem svijeta, a ističu se: (Italija), Fernando SorFrancisco Tárrega (Španjolska), Mauro Giuliani (Italija), Printemps de la Guitare u Belgiji, te Young Concert Artists International Auditions u New Yorku. Vidović za sobom broji već preko tisuću koncerata u najprestižnijim dvorana svijeta, te na poznatim gitarističkim i drugim festivalima u Rimu, Beču, Parizu, Londonu, Salzburgu, Varšavi, Tel Avivu, Oslu, Kopenhagenu, Budimpešti, San Franciscu itd.
Njen izvanredni talent i fascinantne glazbene sposobnosti doveli su je u sam vrh glazbene elite današnjice.
Four Pieces part1 Astor Piazzolla by Ana Vidovic at Zuidlaren Guitar Festival
Croatian pianist Ivana Marija Vidović, with guitarists Viktor and Ana Vidović, all of them distinguished musicians, in the town of Cavtat in 2009. Photo by the courtesy of Ivana Marija Vidović.
Ana Vidovic - Grande Sonata de Paganini - Allegro Risoluto
Ana & Viktor Vidovic - Istrian dance Balun Ana and Viktor Vidovic, her brother, performing Balun (popular Istrian dance) by Bruno Krajcar Album: "Krasna Zemlja" (Beautiful land) Publisher: Aquarius records, 2008.