Along with their innate passion, the performance of the Zagreb Guitar Quartet shows superior conscientiousness in the concert preparation and a high level of performing together, evident in their brilliant technique and a sense for leading phrases on the guitar, an artistic string instrument enjoying agelong popularity in Croatia.
Zlatko Stahuljak, Vjesnik (Croatian daily newspaper), 29 July 2009.
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Watch YouTube video of Oscar Peterson’s Laurentide Waltz recorded at the Osor Musical Evenings in 2007.
Osor Musical Evenings
Island of Cres, Croatia
Friday, 24 July, 9 pm
ZAGREB GUITAR QUARTET
Tomislav Vasilj – Krunoslav Pehar – Melita Ivković – Mak Grgić
Program (all arrangements by Ante Čagalj):
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Gavotte et 6 doubles
Isaac Albéniz: Pavana capricho, op. 12; Sevilla
Vlado Sunko: Varijacije na dalmatinsku temu (Variations on a Dalmatian theme)
Joaquín Turina: La oración del torero, op. 34
Francisco Tárrega: Jota aragonesa
Oscar Peterson: The Laurentide Waltz; Land of the Misty Giants; Place St. Henri
Excerpt from ‘Naše malo misto’, directed by Daniel Marušić.
The Zagreb Guitar Quartet mourn the loss of the famous Croatian film director and Osor Musical Evenings founder, Daniel Marušić.
Daniel Marušić invited us to the Osor Musical Evenings in 1997 and our collaboration continued to the present day with the quartet playing each year at the festival for 12 years in a row. It resulted in eight first performances of new works by Croatian contemporary composers commissioned by the festival and the ensemble.