BIOGRAPHY

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo is frequently invited to eminent international events (e.g. Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada, Kotor Art Festival, Koblenz Guitar Festival, A Tempo music festival, Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Convention, Shenyang International Guitar Festival, Daejeon International Guitar Festival), for recitals and concerts with orchestras, as well as for masterclasses, lectures on transcribing Bach's music and adjudicating competitions. Their performances have been highly acclaimed by both audience and critics who praise their historically informed performances of J. S. Bach's English Suites in a new, fresh

approach on two guitars.

 

Their repertoire includes the transcriptions of ancient music and original compositions dating from the 19th, 20th and 21st century, with a special emphasis on the contemporary music originally written for two guitars, as well as improvisation. MGD's ultimate goal is to broaden the guitar repertoire and further integrate guitar with other instruments.

 

Their debut CD with works by Domeniconi, Piazzolla and Bogdanovic was published in 2013 by the Montenegrin Music Centre. The first of two volumes of Bach's English Suites, a world premiere of this unique project, transcribed by the duo, was published in 2015 for Naxos Records and was praised by audience and music critics alike. English Suites Vol. 2 was recorded in October 2016 and will be released in 2017.

 

Goran Krivokapic is one of the leading musicians of the international guitar scene. A first prize winner at nineteen prestigious international competitions, his focus lies on the expansion and developing of guitar repertoire. He has performed all over Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Russia, appearing at major halls as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Lubkowitz Palace in Vienna and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid.

 

Danijel Cerović is lecturing guitar and chamber music at the Music Academy in Cetinje (University of Montenegro). A versatile solo and chamber musician, he is also a member of the artistic board of the Montenegrin Music Centre and the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra. He participates actively in the organisation of numerous international music events. He is the founder of the Niksic Guitar

Festival and competition.