Ana Vidović

Guitar

Ana Vidović will be a featured soloist at Classical Tahoe on Friday, July 26.

Guest artist Ana Vidović is generously sponsored by Cindy Carano.

“Deeply felt lyricism, a warmly glimmering tone, expert shaping of a dramatic arc, and Vidović plays with a beautifully expressive, rich tone, where notes seem to bloom out of her instrument."

– Frank Doris, Copper Magazine

Ana Vidović is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place among the elite musicians of the world. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship. Her international performance career includes frequent recitals, concerto engagements and festival appearances in most of Europe’s cultural destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb. Her tours have also taken her to Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Equally impressive is her recording career which will soon include a new release by Octave Records, a live performance with works by Bach, Giuliani, Mangore, Scarlatti and Sor. During recent seasons Ms. Vidovic’s prolific career has taken her to London where she has performed at King’s Place three times; in European cities including Bordeaux, Paris, Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Avezzano and Pescara (Italy), Aachen, Ansbach, Baden-Baden and Ettlingen (Germany), Japan, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney (Australia), Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, in addition to the Canadian cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener Toronto and Winnipeg, She has performed throughout the U.S. at major performance venues in Austin, Baltimore, Bethesda (The Strathmore), Boston, Champaign, IL (Krannert Center), Cleveland, Dallas, Dayton, Ft. Worth, Houston, the Hawaiian Islands, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Portland (OR), St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, Washington, DC and New York City. Performing in recital at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes College of Music, Baruch College, 92nd St. Y and Le Poisson Rouge. Her dazzling concerto performances have taken place with many symphony orchestras including those of Asheville, Bangor, Erie, Hartford, Illinois, Knoxville, Missoula, Rogue Valley (Oregon), Iowa, West Virginia, Wheeling and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; and with the Slovene Orchestra and Zagreb Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Le Domaine Forget (Quebec), International Guitar Festival (London), Big Sky, Montana, Caramoor Festival (Katonah, NY), Colorado Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Summerfest and Ventura Music Festival (CA).

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many of Ms. Vidovic’s engagements were redesigned to perform at venues in live-stream concerts, including the 92nd St Y in NYC, Philadelphia and San Francisco (Omni Concerts). Her on-line masterclasses in Athens during the pandemic continued beyond the health crisis. She performed and taught in Athens during the 2022-23 season, and returns in March, 2024. Summer 2022 included the Madrid International Guitar Festival, Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Barcelona and New Ross Festival in Wexford, Ireland. In addition to her return to London in Fall 2022, Ms. Vidovic performed at the Drôme Guitar Festival in Valence, France; Trento, Italy, and a tour in Spain in addition to concerts in Rome and Germany. Further USA engagements in 2022-23 included the Asheville Symphony, Austin Symphony, Elgin Symphony, (IL), and recitals in Sarasota and Milwaukee. Following Ana Vidovic’s Summer 2023 performances in Barcelona and Cordoba, Spain; and at Ventura Music Festival, highlights of her 2023-24 season include recitals in Montreal, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle; concerto engagements with the Flint (MI) Symphony and Reading (PA) Symphony, and a tour in Spain with the Hungarian National Philharmonic. 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 and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Spain. In Croatia, the guitarist has performed 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. She became the youngest student at age 13 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 at the Peabody Conservatory from which she graduated.

Guest artist Ana Vidović is generously sponsored by Cindy Carano.

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