After the successful opening of season ’21/’22, on November 14, 2021 with the Salzburg Guitar Trio, we are happy to organize our second concert that will take place on the 13th of February with maestro guitarist Zoran Dukić in the Waalse Kerk in the center of The Hague.
Zoran is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on audiences and critics alike. His performances throughout the 5 continents have inspired numerous composers to dedicate their works to him. With his incredible knowledge of music, his musical expression and virtuosity, Dukić has mastered all musical styles within classical music. Besides being one of the best classical guitarists in the world, Dukić is a gifted and dedicated professor at various conservatories. He is a regular guest at guitar festivals around the world, is a jury member and gives masterclasses. During this concert you will hear music by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla and contemporary composer Steve Goss.
Date: February 13, 2022
Location: Waalse Kerk, Noordeinde 25, The Hague
This concert is organized by The Hague Guitar Society. Do you want to know more about us? Check out www.thehagueguitarsociety.nl. Drinks (beer/wine/juice) will be served after the concert.
“a true artist, a musician whose dimension goes beyond the superlative of the instrument… He almost caused a state of delirium by the level of his virtuosity and volcanic fantasy” CANARIAS 7, Spain
“…Master virtuoso, avoiding effect-seeking, empty virtuosity… He handles his instrument with intimate sensitivity and cherishes warm and noble guitar sound… He is a leading guitarist of his generation.” ONLINE MUSIK MAGAZIN, Germany
“...Dukic is, without exaggeration, one of the best guitarists today and one of the greatest musicians Croatia has ever had…Breathless virtuosity, captivating levels of dynamics, amazing beauty and clarity of tone and incredible concentration and focus as he delves into the depths of the music’s spirit and brings its metaphysical dimension back to us, disguised and shrouded in sound.” ZAREZ, Croatia
Zoran Dukić (1969, Zagreb) was presented with a guitar at the early age of six. Today he is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on audiences and critics alike.He 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), Zoran Dukić has won an astonishing number of competitions, being the only guitarist to have won both “Andrés Segovia” competitions, in Granada and in Palma de Mallorca. 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”, “Francisco Tárrega” among others. In the greatest Spanish guitar competition in Madrid, patronized by the Royal Family, he was awarded, in addition to the first prize, the special prize for the best interpretation of Spanish music (first time awarded to a non-Spaniard). In numerous competitions he was selected by the audience itself for the prize of the public, a self-evident testimony to his natural ability to communicate through music.
His performances throughout the 5 continents have inspired numerous composers to dedicate their works to him. His premiers of new music are strengthened by his admiration of contemporary musical expression. His programs include works by Takemitsu, Henze, Reily, Carter or Gubaidulina among many others. He has also toured with entire Bach programs, performing complete cycles of lute, violin or cello suites. Music by J. S. Bach is still the focal point of his musical life.
Being exceptionally enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, his pedagogical activities are equally impressive. Having taught at the Escuela Superior in Barcelona and at the Hochschule Für Musik in Aachen, he is currently teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague and as a guest artist In Seville and Cardiff Music Universities. He has educated generations of young classical guitarists and has one of the most successful classes in Europe. In addition to this, he regularly gives masterclasses all over the world and is often an invited guest to numerous guitar festivals. Zoran Dukić is also a very active chamber music performer and a founding member of the “European Guitar Quartet” and “Volos Guitar Trio”. He is a D’Addario artist since 2011. He has recorded compact discs for labels in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Brazil and Canada.