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June 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Between 1990-1997, Zoran Dukić won more competitions than any other guitarist.
“the genius from Zagreb showed both technical brilliance and tenderness, with the artistic potential and expressive power of life itself. …This is a musician, not a guitarist”
– Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne, Germany)
Dukić is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, whether as a soloist or accompanied by an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on audiences and critics alike. A typical review of one of his shows often sounds like this accolade from Gelvesberger Zeitung of Germany, who called the show “A thrilling concert… the audience was on its feet already after the first piece… a phenomenal evening.”
Dukić graduated from the Music Academy of Zagreb with Darko Petrinjak, and completed his studies with Hubert Käppel at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. In his “tour de force” competition years (1990-1997) he won an astonishing number of competitions. He is the only guitarist to have won both Andrés Segovia competitions in Granada and in Palma de Mallorca. In the Madrid’s most heralded Spanish guitar competition, in front of the Royal Family, he was awarded the special prize for the best interpretation of Spanish music – the first time it had ever been awarded to a non-Spaniard. Showing astounding mastery in a wide variety of musical periods and styles, he has also won competitions dedicated to Fernando Sor, Manuel Ponce, Manuel de Falla, and Francisco Tárrega among others.