Ana Vidović

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Ana Vidović
Ana Vidović 2011 (cropped).jpg
Vidović performing in Paraguay, 2011.
Background information
Born (1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 34)
Instruments Classical guitar
Years active c. 1988–present[1]
Website www.anavidovic.com

Ana Vidović (born 8 November 1980, Karlovac, Croatia) is a Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist.[2]

Biography[edit]

A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at the age of five, inspired by her brother Viktor. Her father was an electric guitar player. She began performing at the age of 8 and by the age of 11 she was performing internationally, and at 13 became the youngest student to attend the prestigious Academy of Music in Zagreb where she studied with Professor Istvan Romer. Vidović's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, U.S., with Manuel Barrueco, from where she graduated in May 2003. She has lived in the United States since, where she also works as a private tutor.

Vidović plays a Jim Redgate guitar exclusively and has said, "When I got it and began to play, I immediately knew that this was the instrument that I want to be playing for a long time."[2][3]

She has released 6 CDs published by Croatia Records, BGS, and Naxos and has released two DVDs published by Mel Bay publications.

Vidović 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 Tárrega competition in Benicasim, Spain. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Young Musicians competition, the Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, the Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. The Gramophone remarked on her "extraordinary dexterity".[4]

Discography[edit]

CDs
  • Ana Vidovic, Croatia Records, 1994
  • Ana Vidović - Guitar, BGS Records (BGCD 103), 1996
  • The Croatian Prodigy, BGS, 1999
  • Guitar Recital, Naxos Laureate Series (8.554563), 2000
  • Ana Vidovic Live!, Croatia Records, 2001
  • Federico Moreno Torroba Guitar Music Vol. 1, Naxos (8.557902), 2007
Videos
  • Mel Bay Presents – Ana Vidovic – Guitar Virtuoso, Mel Bay Publications Inc. (MB21186DVD), 2005
  • Mel Bay Presents – Ana Vidovic – Guitar Artistry In Concert, Mel Bay Publications Inc. (MB21991DVD), 2009

References[edit]

This content adapted from a program provided by the Bloomington Classical Guitar Society for Vidović's March 5, 2005 performance in Bloomington, Indiana, USA

  1. ^ Nina Ožegović (12 January 2010). "Ana Vidović: Američki život hrvatske kraljice gitare" [Ana Vidović: American life of Croatian guitar queen] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Shaw, Robert (7 October 2008). Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-57990-787-7. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Redgate". Classicguitar.com. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Mackenzie, Sir Compton; Stone, Christopher (2007). The Gramophone. C. Mackenzie. p. 129. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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