Classical guitarist to perform Sunday at WAC
Published 8:13 am, Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The performance is set from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center, 51 Riverside Ave.
Vidovic, 34, hails from the town of Karlovac near Zagreb, Croatia, and started playing guitar at the age of 5, and by 7 had given her first public performance, according to publicity for the event. At the age of 11, she was performing internationally, and, at 13, became the youngest student to attend the National Musical Academy in Zagreb.
Her reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory where she graduated in 2005.
Vidovic's international performance career includes recitals in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome and elsewhere.
"Ana's recital was a total pleasure, from her superb musicianship to her warm personality, which shined during both the concert and the post-recital conversation," Lockwood Hoehl, the executive director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, said in the release. "The audience responded enthusiastically to each piece and kept encouraging her to continue after she completed the program and two encores."
Vidovic has won a 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 Spain.
Tickets for the performance cost $30 ($25 for Westport Arts Center members), and can be purchased by calling 203-222-7070 or online at www.westportartscenter.org.
A limited number of discounted senior tickets will be available at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.