Award-winning classical guitarist Petar Jankovic will perform at Suffolk University’s C. Walsh Theatre on Sept. 25, 2007.
A reception/discussion with the artist and composer Vuk Kulenovic of the Berklee School of Music will follow the performance.
Jankovic is on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music. Since beginning his professional music career in 1985, the Serbian-American artist has delighted audiences at recitals and inspired students in his master classes throughout Europe and the United States.
"I am really looking forward to coming to Suffolk University,” said Jankovic. “I hope that my performance will resonate within everyone and that I will be able to reach out and establish a wonderful connection through my music with the students, faculty, staff and members of the community.”
He has garnered numerous prestigious awards in performances at major competitions around the globe, including the bronze medal at the 1998 H.R.H. Princess Cristina 13th International Guitar Competition in Madrid; 1998 First Prize at the First Annual Competition in Performance of Hispano-American music in Bloomington, Indiana; 1998 bronze medal at the M.M. Ponce International guitar competition in Mexico City; and 1997 Graduate Top Strings Award, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale. Jankovic was the first guitarist ever to win this award.
“Petar Jankovic is both a guitar virtuoso and a dedicated teacher,” said Professor Jay Rosellini of Suffolk University’s Humanities and Modern Languages Department. “It is with good reason that he has been characterized as a consummate artist who is blessed with the natural ability of translating music into emotion and capturing the hearts of those who hear him perform.”
The performance will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston. The discussion and reception following the performance will be held in the McDermott Conference.