Balkan Capriccio for Solo Guitar
Balkan Capriccio is a work for solo guitar composed by Stevan Jovic. The piece merges Balkan rhythms with Gypsy harmonies and Flamenco virtuosity. The blending of these elements result in a piece truly unique to the guitar repertoire.
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Sabac, 2013 – On the evening of December 13th, Cultural Center in Sabac celebrated their 50th anniversary. For the past half century the Cultural Center has provided a place for artists from all fields to share their work with the Sabac audience. Stevan received an Honorary Award from the City of Sabac Cultural Center for contribution of artistry.
Check out my latest recordings with poet Ivan Glisic!
Samo njoj otkrivaju
I moja čula,
Jer ona zna
Povereno da čuva.
Samo njoj veruju
Jer ona iskreno kaže
Kad treba da presahnu,
A kad jače
Da se plače.
Ona me opominje
Da moje srce laže,
Kako će svi oni
Koji u njemu ljubav traže,
Stevan is now on the guitar faculty at Music High School “Mihailo Vukdragovic” in Sabac and Music School ”Vuk Karadzic” in Loznica, Serbia. These two schools have developed guitar programs with more than 150 classical guitar students combined.
Music High School ”Mihailo Vukdragovic” in Sabac was the home of the first piano ever brought to Serbia. There is long standing tradition of classical music in the City of Sabac, which is driven by the presence of this Music School.
Music Elementary School in Loznica offers intensive 6-year elementary music school program for talented young musicians. Besides their regular music lessons the students are also enrolled in Solfeggio class, Music Theory class, Choral Ensembles and Orchestra.
Stevan Jovic has recently been appointed as the Guitar Instructor at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Summer Camp will include private lessons, chamber music coaching, technique master-classes, and guitar history and literature courses.
As the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3 through 12, Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. Each summer, 2,500 students come to Interlochen to train intensively with renowned instructors, producing more than 400 presentations in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creative writing and motion picture arts.