Mak Grgic, described as "imaginative, gifted and expressive" guitarist by the New York Times as well as the "guitarist to watch out for" by the Washington Post, will perform in the Rector’s Palace tonight, starting at 9 pm. His music includes avant-garde, film music, brilliant classics of guitar repertoire, early works, pop, jazz and others.
Born in Ljubljana, he studied guitar in Zagreb with Ante Cagalj at the Music Conservatory "Elliy Bašić" and graduated in Alvaro Pierri's class at the Vienna Music and Performing Arts University. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music as a student of William Kanengiser and Skott Tennant from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He’s the Artistic Director of the Interdisciplinary Art Festival - M.A.R.S. and the Zagreb Guitar Festival.
For Dubrovnik, he prepared Bach's Adagio & Presto from Violin Sonata No.1, Rodrigo’s Toccata, Morricone's themes Gabriel’s oboa from the movie Mission and the soundtrack of the movie ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, then 5 Macedonian works by Miroslav Tadic and other works that will show Grgic’s versatility.