Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Nov 4 2022 8:00 PM

Tudor and Režić are among the most important musicians of their generation.

Together they have created a unique collaboration that transcends the boundaries of classical music by using pre-recorded tapes, electronics and electric guitar - an instrument more commonly known rock or jazz music.

The program consists of mainly Croatian and American contemporary music written by composers such as – Mirela Ivičević, Davor Branimir Vincze, Ivan Božičević, Steve Reich, Radiohead, Chiel Meijering and Stephen Goss.

Gordan Tudor is one of his generation's leading musicians, active as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and pedagogue who has performed all around Europe and North America. As a performer, he regularly collaborates with composers such as Petar Bergamo, Dubravko Detoni, Pavle Dešpalj, Mirela Ivičević, Matthias Kranebitter, Margareta Ferek Petrić, Frano Đurović, Ana Horvat and as a composer his music was performed on major music festivals around the world (MBZ, MIT Taiwan, BOAC at Mass Moca, Re:Formers Festi-val Moscow, WSC Zagreb, Neu Musik Heilbron, Neukollner Originaltone, Fes-tival Ljubljana, Izlog suvremenog zvuka, Audio Art, Sax Open Strasbourg, Vienna Sax Fest, Szczecinek Summer Festival, Sax Only Antwerpen, Mallorca Sax Festival, Osorske glazbene večeri, Glazbena tribina Opatija, Dubrovačke ljetne igre, MAG Festival, PianoLOOP etc.) Gordan leads an international saxophone class at the University of Split - Arts Academy (UMAS) and until recently he was a guest professor of Saxophone at the Art Academy in Novi Sad (AUNS). He is often asked to give masterclasses and is a frequent member of juries on international saxophone competitions. Mr. Tudor is alto saxophone player of highly acclaimed Papandopulo Quartet, soprano saxophone player in Trio GIG and he is a founder and artistic director of ensemble for contemporary music S/UMAS. He studied with eminent professors; Dragan Sremec (Zagreb), Arno Bornkamp (Amsterdam), Claude Delangle (Paris) and Eugene Rousseau (Salzburg). In 2015. Gordan published his first album with new Croatian music for Saxophone, released by CANTUS and won 3 Porin Awards including one for ""best interpretation in classical music”. From 2009 until 2017 he was an artistic director of the New Music Days Festival in Split. Gordan spent summer of 2011 in residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA). He is a multiple award winner on national and international competitions (Diploma Milka Trnina, Grand Prix at 3rd Berlin Music Competition, PBZ Zagreb Philharmonic Award for best young musician, Rector's Award, Judita Award, Composition Compettion Mare Nostrum - Berlin, Lions Club Grand Prix, Rudolf and Margita Matz Fond Award etc.).

Gordan is a Selmer Paris and D’Addario artist

Mislav Režić is one of the most prominent Croatian guitarists who leads an active international career as a soloist and chamber musician.

A wide interest in musical styles and the ability to perform both on period and modern instruments (including the electric guitar) led him to collaborations with different musicians and ensembles. Having a special interest in contemporary music and new compositional contexts, he commissions and often gives first performances of the new works for guitar, enriching in that way the repertoire of the instrument.

Composers Vlado Sunko, Nikoleta Chatzopoulou, Michalis Paraskakis and Sofia Avramidou have dedicaded their works to him.

He is the founding member of ensembles Machetes, based in the Netherlands, and Tetttix, based in Greece, specialized in contemporary music.

So far, he has performed as a soloist or with musicians such as: percussionists Pepe Garcia and Diego Espinosa, harpsichordist Cvetanka Sozovska, mezzo-soprano Tanja Šimić, soprano Georgia Balabini, baritone Jussi Lehtipuu, violinist Laura Vadjon, flutists Antigoni Tsalla and Gregor Schulenburg, saxophonist Guido de Flaviis, in the concert venues of European cities like Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Bruxelles, Kopenhagen, Rome, Zagreb, etc.

He studied at the Academy of Arts in his hometown of Split, Croatia and in the Netherlands where he obtained Master’s degrees both at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Conservatory of Maastricht.

He has won many Croatian national and two international music prizes (International Guitar Competitions in Zwolle 2002 and Enschede 2007) and in 2003 Croatian Society of Music - Artists prize.

Mislav Režić is the the founder and artistic director of the chamber music festival Musical Evening at St. Jerome’s and conducts the annual International summer guitar course, both in Kaštela, Croatia.

His solo CD “Auburn” with contemporary music for guitar was released in January 2017 by Greek independent label DNA.

Mr. Režić is exlusive Hannabach and Hatzinikolaou guitars artist.

Cost: Free!