Zoran Dukic (1969, Zagreb) was presented with a guitar at the early age of six. Today he is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on audiences and critics alike. He performed in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide, such as Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Carnegie Hall in New York, Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam or Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
“… after two minutes the audience was breathless,… the string genius from Zagreb showed both technical brilliance and tenderness,… with the artistic potential and expressive power of life itself,… This is a musician not a guitarist.” KÖLNISCHE RUNDSCHAU, Germany
“The Zoran Dukic concert in Miami on June 21st 2019 was a complete and utter triumph” CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE, USA
In his “tour de force” competition years (1990-1997) he has won an astonishing number of competitions. He is the only guitarist to have won both “Andrés Segovia” competitions, in Granada and in Palma de Mallorca as well as competitions dedicated to “F. Sor”, “M. Ponce”, “M. de Falla”, “F. Tárrega” among many others. This in addition to his unique expressiveness and poetry on the guitar launched his worldwide career.
“A thrilling concert… the audience was on its feet already after the first piece… a phenomenal evening” GEVELSBERGER ZEITUNG, Germany
“…what a power for captivating the attention of the audience!” VIOLÃO INTERCAMBIO, Brazil
His performances throughout the 5 continents have inspired numerous composers to dedicate their works to him. His premiers of new music are strengthened by his admiration of contemporary musical expression. He has also toured with entire Bach programs, performing complete cycles of lute, violin or cello suites. Music by J. S. Bach is still the focal point of his musical life.
“What a height of interpretative capacity… His concept of baroque style bears a stamp of authenticity…petrifying security…” EL CORREO DE ANDALUCIA, Spain
“a true artist, a musician whose dimension goes beyond superlative dominion of the instrument…He almost caused a state of delirium through the level of his virtuosity and volcanic fantasy” CANARIAS 7, Spain
“…Master of the instrument, shining in virtuoso moments as well as in the intimate ones. The sonority he creates from his guitar is as admirable as his palette of expression and elegance.”
EL NORTE, Mexico
Being exceptionally enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, his pedagogical activities are equally impressive. He is a professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in The Hague since 1997 and has one of the most successful classes in Europe. Being a very active chamber music performer he is a founding member of the “European Guitar Quartet”, “Croatian Guitar Quartet” and duo with Aniello Desiderio. He is a D’Addario artist since 2011.
He has recorded compact discs and DVDs for labels in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands, Croatia and Canada.