Maroje Brčić

GITARA

20. – 24.8.2021.

Maroje Brčić  was born in Dubrovnik. He started learning to play the guitar at the age of 7 and his father, Stefanin Brčić, was his first teacher.
He graduated high school in the class of prof. István Römer, and continued his studies at the Music Academy in Zagreb, where he graduated in the class of prof. Darko Petrinjak.
Mr. Brčić teaches guitar at the Arts Academy of the University of Split, he is a regular jury member at national and international competitions and regularly holds masterclasses and seminars. His students have won over a hundred first prizes at national and international competitions. Since 2019. he is the editor of the Gitara magazine, an annual magazine of the Croatian Association of Guitar pedagogues.
He has been performing on numerous concert stages in Croatia, Europe, Asia and North America as a soloist, a member of various chamber ensembles and as a soloist with an orchestra ( Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Varaždin Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Mostar Chamber Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonics, Timisoara Philharmonics, Macedonian National Opera Orchestra and Moscowian Gnesin Virtuosos).

Maroje Brčić has encouraged composers to write for the guitar and the most prominent composers are Željko Brkanović, Nikša Njirić, Ivo Josipović, Berislav Šipuš, Philip Bracanin, Goran Listeš, Anđelko Klobučar and Zoran Juranić. He won the Rector’s Award of the University of Zagreb (1991), the Milka Trnina Award(2008), the Oscar of Knowledge (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017 and 2019) and the Orlando Award (2009 and 2017).
He has published a book in which he deals with topics in the field of interpretation and guitar technique, and he has recorded seven CDs for record companies in Croatia and Austria.

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