Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship. Her international performance career has taken her to many of Europe’s cultural destinations including Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb. She has also appeared in performance in Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Korea and Mexico, as well as in the U.S. in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Washington, DC and more. She has recorded 6 CDs and Mel Bay Publications has released two of Ana Vidovic’s DVDs entitled “Guitar Artistry in Concert” and “Guitar Virtuoso.”
During recent seasons, Ms. Vidovic has appeared at the International Guitar Festival, Le Domaine Forget, and Big Sky, Montana, and has performed in recital at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College of Music, Baruch College and at the 92nd St. Y. In addition to performing with the Hartford Symphony, Ms. Vidovic’s 2016-17 season includes concerto engagements with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, a recital tour to Germany, her Rome recital debut, a San Francisco recital and a return to New York’s 92nd Street Y’s prestigious guitar series.
Ms. Vidovic has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions including first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition, the Fernando Sor competition and the Francisco Tarrega competition. 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 Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, and has been featured in three television documentaries by Croatian film director Petar Krelja.
Ms. Vidovic comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia. She 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. Ms. Vidovic’s reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory from which she graduated.