Guitarist, Ana Vidovic, takes us on a journey through the beautiful music of Spanish composer, Federico Moreno Torroba and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Ana also introduces us to "Altiplanos", an interesting piece dedicated to Ingrid Betancourt written by a guitarist and composer Pierre Bensusan. There is also a hauntingly beautiful "Farewell" by Sergio Assad, "Cavatina" by Stanley Myers; the theme from the movie "The Deer Hunter", three etudes by Heitor Villa Lobos. Rounding out the virtuoso performance is "La Catedral", by eminent Paraguayan composer and guitarist, Agustin Barrios Mangore.
This DVD also includes an inspiring interview with Ana in which she discusses her beginnings, life as a touring musician, her instrument, teaching and offers advice to aspiring young musicians.
The gallery includes photos of Ana, her family and friends.
Filmed in Studio A at the beautiful Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, this DVD makes a fine addition to any guitar enthusiasts collection.
About the Actor
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 and St. Louis. Equally impressive is the fact that she has already recorded 6 CDs, the most recent for the Naxos label featuring works by F. Moreno Torroba, released in Spring, 2007. Additionally, "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 continues to broaden her repertoire and maintains an ongoing performance schedule in the United States and abroad.
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 and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and with Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, as well as having been 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 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. Ana's reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory where she graduated in 2003.