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 and beyond. Mel Bay Publications released Ana Vidovic’s most recent
DVD in 2009 entitled “Guitar Artistry in Concert,” a journey through the music of Torroba,
Piazzolla and Pierre Bensusan, Sergio Assad, Stanley Myers, Villa-Lobos and Agustin Barrios
Mangoré. “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 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 2005.