Salon 2020-05-10 Klasinc & Lončar Duo

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Sunday May 10, 2020

Klasinc & Lončar Duo

LOVE, JOY, AND BEAUTY

Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Lončar will present a program of romantic and meditative music that depicts love, joy, and beauty. The program will include Lončar’s own contemplative compositions based on Dalmatian folk songs, Fritz Kreisler’s famous Love’s Joy, Tango, Milonga y Final – Pujol’s passionate trilogy rooted in Argentinian tango, Schubert’s impassioned Serenade, the flavorful Agua e vino by the Brazilian composer Gismonti, the longing Cavatina from the Deer Hunter, and a few more delights.

PROGRAM

Ständchen …………………………………………..……… Franz Schubert

Waltz *…………………..…………………………………… Frederic Chopin

Liebesfreud *…………………………………….………………Fritz Kreisler

Cavatina *………………………….…………….…………….. Stanley Myers

Milonga…………………………………………………………….. Jorge Cardoso

Three Dalmatian Fantasies ……………………………Miroslav Lončar
The Boat
The Fisherman
Thea Sea
Agua y vinho *………………………………………..……..Egberto Gismonti

Tango, Milonga, y Final ………………………..…… Maximo Diego Pujol

BIOs

“…precise ensemble… high degree of technical mastery… stunning.

―Soundboard.

One of the highly experienced guitar duos, Klasinc & Lončar have been concertizing for over twenty-five years. This husband-and-wife duo has performed at numerous music festivals and concert series across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Their performances have been described as “eye-opening”, “outstanding”, “one of the best”, a “moving musical experience”, “enlightening”, “sparkling”, and “performed with uncommon virtuosity and musicality of the highest order” by concert presenters and music critics on both continents. Klasinc & Lončar’s concert programs often blend baroque, classical and romantic compositions with Lončar’s original works, transcriptions, and arrangements of Croatian and other Mediterranean folk styles and music of the Viennese tradition.

Nataša Klasinc and Miroslav Lončar formed their duo at the University of Graz, Austria, where they both studied the classical guitar with Marga Bäuml and Martin Mysliveček. They received their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. Klasinc & Lončar were winners of the Best Guitar Duo prize at the International Guitar Competition Toyoko Yamashita in Berlin. The duo has been performing internationally for over thirty years, having given concerts at the Guitar Foundation of America Conference in Los Angeles, the Tucson Guitar Society, the San Francisco Guitar Society, the University of Ottawa, the University of Puerto Rico, the Marlow Guitar Series, the European Guitar Teachers Association, the Appalachian GuitarFest, Tennessee Guitar Festival, the Eastern Shore Guitar Festival, the Vicksburg International Chamber Music Festival, and the Classical Guitar Ensemble Week in New Orleans, and many more. The duo has been featured as soloists with the Gaudeamus Chamber Orchestra, the Karlovac Chamber Orchestra, and the Split Opera Chamber Orchestra in Croatia; with the Camerata Academica in Austria; and with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in the U.S. In addition to performing and teaching, Miroslav Lončar is also active as a composer. A grant from the Music Teachers National Association enabled him to study composition with Dušan Bogdanović in San Francisco. Most of his music has been published through Les Productions D’Oz in Canada and has been played around the world. Miroslav has served as a member of the Education Committee for the Guitar  Foundation of America. Nataša Klasinc won numerous prizes at a number of national competitions in Croatia, including the Competition for Music Artists of Yugoslavia. While a student in Graz, she was a recipient of the Austrian National Scholarship. Nataša was also a winner of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Concerto Competition.

Klasinc & Lončar can be heard on CD recordings: Images–works for two guitars, Con Spirito–mostly Lončar’s transcriptions for two guitars and cello, CD for the music book Danzas of Puerto Rico, the Aguado Guitar Concerts Christmas Album, and Lončar’s album of original music A Fantastic Journey.

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