“The Montenegrin Guitar Duo’s fresh and historically informed performances of these works have been acclaimed as “simply ravishing””
“Bach: English Suites, Arranged for Two Guitars”
“Critics’ Choice Top 10”
“It is a great idea, carried off to perfection in this superb disc. To put it another way, this is brilliant musicianship and playing of some of Bach’s most enjoyable suites of dances.”
“The Krivokapić and Cerović guitar duo (Montenegrin Guitar Duo) is an exceptional guitar ensemble. These outstanding artists play my Sonata Fantasia with a deep understanding of the text and have impeccably captu#ba6831 the spirit of my music with a great sense of drama and temperament. I am sure other composers would be thrilled and honored to have such a brilliant representation of their work. Bravo!”
The Montenegrin Guitar Duo is frequently invited to eminent international venues around the world, such as Saint Petersburg Philharmonia Hall in Russia, Manuel de Falla Hall in Madrid and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Presenters including Koblenz Guitar Festival, Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada, Kotor Art Festival, A Tempo Music Festival, Qinling Mountains International Guitar Festival, Shenyang International Guitar Festival and Daejeon International Guitar Festival regularly engage the Montenegrin Guitar Duo to give recitals, deliver lectures and master classes and to adjudicate important competitions. In 2016 they were invited to participate in the Guitar Foundation of America Convention. The duo also regularly performs concerti for two guitars, such as Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal.
The duo’s performances are always enthusiastically received, both by their audiences and the press. Their historically informed performances of their own arrangements for two guitars of J. S. Bach’s English Suites have received particular praise from the critics.
The Montenegrin Guitar Duo has a large repertoire, comprising transcriptions of ancient music and original compositions written in the 19th, 20th and 21st century, with a special emphasis on contemporary music written for two guitars. Their two principal aims are to broaden the guitar repertoire and to further integrate the guitar into chamber music.
Their education work has taken them to Toronto University and Montreal Conservatoire in Canada, to Chapman and Metropolitan universities in the USA, Maastrich Conservatoire (Netherlands) and Tianjin University in China.
In 2013 their debut CD was published by the Montenegrin Music Centre; the recording features works by Domeniconi, Piazzolla and Bogdanovic. Naxos released the first of two volumes of Bach’s English Suites, transcribed by the duo for two guitars, in 2015. Completing this unique project to transcribe and record the entire set of English Suites, Volume 2 was released in June 2018 and the Montenegrin Guitar Duo has been congratulated widely, both by the press and by their large following, on the result.
Goran Krivokapic is a leading international guitarist. A first prize winner at nineteen prestigious international competitions, his focus lies on the development of the guitar repertoire. He has performed all over Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Russia, appearing at major concert halls such as the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Lubkowitz Palace in Vienna and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid. He is a professor of guitar at The Cologne University of Music in Germany and a guest professor at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, Belgium.
Danijel Cerović lectures in guitar and chamber music at the Music Academy in Cetinje, University of Montenegro. He studied guitar at Belgrad and Maastrich Conservatoire and has been successful prizewinner at numerous international guitar competitions. A versatile solo and chamber musician, he is also on the artistic board of the Montenegrin Music Centre and the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra. Danijel is an active contributor to the organisation of numerous international music events, and founded the Niksic Guitar Festival and competition. Recently signed a contract with Naxos for his solo CD.
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