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Classical Guitarist Closes UW Cultural Programs Series April 17

April 13, 2015
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Ana Vidovic

Croatian virtuosa classical guitarist Ana Vidovic closes the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring series Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $17 for senior citizens and also UW faculty and staff members, and $10 for students. For ticket information, call (307) 766-6666. Tickets also are available at, or at the Wyoming Union information desk or the Performing Arts box office.

Vidovic also will perform Thursday, April 16, as a guest during the UW Symphony Orchestra’s final performance of the season at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts concert hall.

Her father was an electric bass player, but Vidovic was drawn to the acoustic, classical side of the guitar. A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at age 5. She began performing at the age of 8 and by age 11, she was performing internationally. At 13, Vidovic became the youngest student to attend the prestigious Academy of Music in Zagreb, the largest city of the Republic of Croatia.

Her reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she graduated in 2003. She studied under famed guitarist Manuel Barrueco. Vidovic has lived in the United States since and works as a private tutor.

Vidovic, who plays a Jim Redgate guitar exclusively, says, "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." She has released six CDs and two DVDs.

Vidovic has won several 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 Tarrega competition in Benicasim, Spain.

“Ana’s recital was a total pleasure, from her superb musicianship to her warm personality,” a review in the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra publication stated.

For more information, call the UW Cultural Programs office at (307) 766-5139.

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