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Klasinc & Lončar Duo

Nataša Klasinc & Miroslav Lončar

PROGRAM

“THE MANY FACES OF THE GUITAR”

Ständchen*
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Chaconne in G*
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2*
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Schön Rosmarin*
Liebesfreud*
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Sevilla*
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

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Cavatina**
Stanley Myers (1930-1993)

Funky Sonata
Miroslav Lončar (b. 1964)
Andante ritmico
Larghetto ritmato ed espressivo
Rondo vivace

Song About the Sea
Miroslav Lončar

Agua y Vinho
Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947)

Tango, Milonga y Final Maximo
Diego Pujol (b. 1957)
Tango de Abril
Milonga de Junio
Final Feliz

*Transcribed by Miroslav Lončar
**Arranged by Miroslav Lončar


Biography

“…precise ensemble… high degree oftechnical mastery… stunning.” ― Soundboard.

As highly versed and accomplished guitar duo, Nataša Klasinc and Miroslav Lončar have been concertizing together for over twenty-five years. This husband-and-wife duo has performed at a variety of music festivals and concert series across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Their performances have been described by numerous concert presenters and music critics 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”. Klasinc&Lončar Duo’s concert programs 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 and Miroslav formed their duo at the University of Graz, Austria, where they both studied classical guitar with professors Marga Bäuml and Martin Mysliveček. Soon after forming their duo, they won the Best Guitar Duo Prize at the International Guitar Competition Toyoko Yamashita in Berlin. They both received their Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. The Klasinc&Lončar Duo can be heard on five CD recordings: A Fantastic Journey— a CD with original compositions by Lončar, Images—with works for two guitars, Con Spirito—mostly Lončar’s transcriptions for two guitars and cello, a CD accompanying the music book Danzas of Puerto Rico, and the Christmas Album released by Aguado Guitar Concerts.

Miroslav and Nataša are also active music teachers, event organizers, and happy parents of two musician daughters.