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A guitarist of extraordinary strength, passion, and sensitivity, taking her place among the elite musicians of the world today
“… virtually immaculate — detailed, precise and polished. But this was no mere virtuosic display. Vidovic’s playing is nuanced and intensely personal, both deeply felt and deeply thought.” — Washington Post
TURINA Sonata for Guitar, Op. 61
TAKEMITSU from 12 Songs for Guitar
TARREGA Recuerdos de la Alhambra
ALBENIZ Granada, Sevilla, and Asturias
BACH Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998
MANGORE La Catedral
WALTON Five Bagatelles
Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts, taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. Ms. Vidovic has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988. Her international performance career includes recitals in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis, and beyond. Mel Bay Publications released Ana Vidovic’s most recent DVD in 2009, Guitar Artistry in Concert, a journey through the music of Torroba, Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios Mangoré. Guitar Virtuoso, Ana’s performance of works by Bach, Torroba, Paganini and Walton, was released on DVD by the Mel Bay label in 2006.
Ms. Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including 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, Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. In Croatia, the guitarist has performed with the Zagreb Soloists, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television. She was featured in three television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.
Ana Vidovic comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia, and started playing guitar at the age of five. By seven, she had given her first public performance. At the age of eleven she was performing internationally, and at thirteen 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 with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory where she graduated in 2005.