masterclass e recital - Universidade do Minho



masterclass e recital - Universidade do Minho
Mak Grgic – Guitarra Clássica
Universidade do Minho
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Departamento de Música
Masterclass 14 e 15 maio de 2015,
Horário: 9h30 a 12h30 e 14h30 a 18h30.
Recital 16 de maio de 2015, 19:30 horas
Universidade do Minho
Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas
Departamento de Música
Salão Nobre do Edifício dos Congregados
Avenida Central, Braga.
Newman Center for Performing Arts, Denverin performance with the Assad Brothers and
cellist Joshua Roman for a show called Strings on Fire, Strathmore Hall in North
Bethesda, MD, Pepperdine University as a guest of Christopher Parkening, Portland
Classical Guitar,
“Grgić has quickly established himself as one of the up-and-coming performers in the guitar
genre.” Mak is an innovative player, who programs music as far reaching as works from the
avant-garde, film music to the great classics of guitar repertoire and transcriptions of
Brahms and Kreisler.
His new recording on Marquis Music entitled Cinema Verismo focuses on music used in
cinema over the last few decades, which mixes classical works used in films and
transcriptions of cinematic scores. The CD includes Asturias by Albeniz, for which one critic
stated that “Grgic did an excellent job of catering to the expectations of the audience while
still make the piece his own.” Cinema Verismo also offers music ranging from films such
as The Godfather, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Volver, The Mission, West Side
Story and Chariots of Fire.
Mak, who was recently a Young Artist in Residence at The Da Camera Society of Los Angeles,
is a co-founder of DC8, Da Camera’s contemporary music ensemble, which strives to expand
the definition of what a modern music ensemble can be. In particular, it makes use of the
acoustic guitar and brings to the fore a mixture of a classic Pierrot Ensemble and the drums
and bass used in the Bang on a Can All-Stars. In February 2014 the group will premiere a
newly commissioned work from the renowned American composer Michael Gordon, cofounder of Bang on a Can of New York City.
His collaborators have so far included Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster of The Los Angeles
Philharmonic), cellist Jay Campbell, Joshua Roman, The Assad Brothers, Ashley Bathgate
(cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), John Sant’Ambrogio (former principal cello of the St.
Louis Symphony Orchestra), flutist Christopher Matthews, Paul Vasile and Stephen Ackert on
the organ, guitarists Christopher McGuire and Taso Comanescu, percussionist Ian
Rosenbaum, and guitarist-composer Nejc Kuhar, with whom Mak made his first album,
sponsored by The National Radio of Slovenia and the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia.
Grgic has performed with orchestras such as the Spokane Symphony at The Festival at
Sandpoint under Maestro Gary Sheldon, conductor of The Miami City Ballet, as well as the
festival orchestra at Lancaster Festival, The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra under
Maestro Ivo Lipanovic, the Croatian Chamber Philharmonic with Maestro Mladen Tarbuk,
the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Simon Krecic and St. Petersburg
Symphony with conductor Vladimir Lande, former principal oboe of The St. Petersburg
Recent and upcoming recitals include the Sarasota Guitar Society, Austin Classical Guitar in
recital with Martin Chalifour, two appearances at the Allegro Guitar Series in Texas, the
University of Las Vegas in Nevada, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the
Guitar Festival Mikulov, Triangle Guitar Society, Piran Music Nights and The Sounds of Six
Strings, Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia as well as Lyrica Chamber Music Society in New Jersey
with Ashley Bathgate, and percussionist Ian Rosenbaum in a program entitled Bach in a
Fresh Context, combining Bach with Michael Harrison and Philip Glass, Arts at the Park in
NYC and the New York Classical Guitar Society.
Other dates have included performances at the Grande Auditorium di Espinho, Espinho
and Teatro di Fafe, Fafe Municipality in Portugal, Teatro Cervantes de Bejar, Salamanca,
Castile-Leon in Spain, International Music Council of the European Broadcasting Union in
an all instrument “New Talent” Competition in Bratislava, representing the Republic of
Slovenia as well as The Dallas Opera with Chamber Orchestra in performances of Peter
Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse.
Mak is a passionate advocate for new music and has therefore premiered numerous new
pieces, including the music of Nina Senk with JACK Quartet, the music of David Crowell, a
new version of Toby Twining’s 9/11 Blues, Michael Harrison’s Hijaz Prelude, in a version
for guitar and cello, and music by Christian Carey, Julia Adolphe, Thomas Kotcheff, SvenDavid Sandström, Hakki Cengiz Eren, and William Harvey, who is presently living in
He has been interviewed around the world by magazines, newspapers and radio stations
such as KPBX in Spokane, Washington, Sarasota Public Radio, UNIVOX and National Radio
in Slovenia, National TV and Radio in Croatia, Thüringische Landeszeitung in Germany,
Jutarnji List in Croatia, the popular family magazine Jana in Slovenia, the Columbus
Dispatch in Ohio, Classical Guitar Magazine in the UK and Il Messaggero and Chitarra
Classica in Italy.
Mak recently took first prize at the Guitar Competition “Luigi Mozzani” in Italy and has
been honored with highest prizes at: the Andres Segovia International Competition for
young guitarists in Velbert, Germany, the Forum Gitarre Wien International Competition
in Vienna, Austria, the International Guitar Competition in Arrenzano, Italy, the Anna
Amalia Competition for young guitarists in Weimar, Germany, the International Guitarart
Festival and Competition in Belgrade, Serbia and the European Classical Guitar
Competition “Enrico Mercatali” in Italy.
Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, he studied guitar in Zagreb with the revered Ante Cagalj at
the Elly Basic Conservatory of Music and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree with Alvaro
Pierri at the Universitaet fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria. At the
moment he is pursuing his Doctoral Degree at the USC Thornton School of Music as a
student of William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He is
also a teaching assistant at USC under the direction of Brian Head. His charitable
activities include fundraising for Bosnian children with financial issues, including a recent
recital in Zenica, BIH, where funds were raised for a local orphanage. Mak currently plays a
Jose Ramirez guitar MC made in 1966 in Madrid and a double top guitar made by Slovenia’s
brilliant luthier Samo Sali, whom he proudly supports.
1. Os alunos deverão fazer a inscrição e o respetivo pagamento até 15 de
Março de 2015, na secretaria do Departamento de Música do ILCH –
Universidade do Minho. Edifício dos Congregados, Avda. Central. Braga.
2. Em caso de desistência não há direito a reembolso do valor da inscrição.
3. O número limite de alunos na modalidade de participantes é de 14.
4. Os alunos participantes terão direito a uma aula com uma duração
mínima de 45 minutos.
5. Todos os alunos receberão um certificado de participação.
Dias 14 e de Maio
09h00 – 12h30
14h30 – 18h30
Alunos do DM da UMinho: 50€
Outros alunos: 60€
Alunos do DM da UMinho: entrada livre
Outros alunos: 15€
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Alunos do DM:
Participante 50 €
Alunos externos:
Participante 60 €
Ouvinte 15€

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