Sirano 9Nikola Starčević, guitar player, teacher, composer and arranger, was born in 1980. He graduated at the Belgrade Music Academy - FMU, in Professor Vera Ogrizovic's class, and now he works as a classical guitar teacher in Belgrade-Serbia. He composes and performs various styles of music in different ensembles. Many famous artists around the world perform his music. He is the president of Balkan Art, a society that represents artists and promotes musical art, especially art of the Balkans.

Awards

First prize winner of the JoAnn Falletta  International Composition Competition for Guitar 2007 Buffalo, New York, with composition  Asiana V.

First prize winner  in the World category of the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition with composition Water-mill, performed by Trio Balkan Strings;

First prize winner and the Dolphin statue in a category -Classic guitar- diplomati on the Music World 2004;

First prize winner  -Trio Balkan Strings won first prize and the Dolphin statue for being the best instrumental ensemble on the Music World 2004 Italy Festival Internacionale Fivizzano.

 

Concerts

 

As a member of the Trio Balkan Strings and Duo Starcevic, as well as a soloist and the front man of the band Balkanophonia, he performs intensively worldwide, being a guest of great Festivals (World, Jazz, Classical…) and concert halls. He played in the USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. He also does master classes for guitar students, as well as lectures based on music of the Balkans.

 

Reviews

"Clearly, highly gifted of musical talent, his musical mind is a very imaginative one..."   Angelo Gilardino

"Very original music, an own and characteristic style..."  Wolfgang Lendle 

"Il Fuoco is very well performed by Nikola Starcevic. I appreciate its dedication..."  Christopher Parkening

 

Discography

CD1 Balkan Guitars - Trio Balkan Strings 2004

CD Classical Hits & Modern Guitar World - Nikola Starcevic/Duo Starcevic 2005

CD2 Water-mill (Vodenica) - Trio Balkan Strings 2007

DVD Trio Balkan Strings - Live in Belgrade 2010

CD3 Balkan Carpet (Balkanski ćilim) - Trio Balkan Strings 2013

CD4 LIVE - Trio Balkan Strings 2014

 

Links

www.facebook.com/nikola.starcevic

www.starcevic.co.rs

https://soundcloud.com/nikola_starcevic-music

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