Each year Omiš Guitar Fest gives an opportunity to young guitarists to improve their performing skills in one-to-one teaching method with the known world guitar artists. Masterclass makes you aware of the infinite performing possibilities, your strengths and weaknesses, and gives you valuable lessons. Interest for masterclasses is very strong, so this year’s masterclasses will be held by one of the most respectable guitar professors.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann counts today as one of the internationally most regarded guitar pedagogues in Europe and further afield. He has toured in over 40 counties worldwide and participated at the most prestigious Guitar Festivals. 8 internationally appraised CD recordings provide a worthy documentation to the quality of his work. As Professor he currently teaches an International Master class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock; he is Artistic Director of the International Guitar Academy Berlin. His latest publication „Moderne Gitarrentechnik“ has been released by Schott/Mainz. As a lecturer he has appeared at prestigious institutions, guitar festivals and universities across the world, winning acclaim from both participants and peers alike. Composers such as René Eespere, Marco de Biasi, Carlo Domeniconi and Benjamin Verdery wrote works for Guitar Ensembles for him. Since 2010 Thomas Offermann is the D’Addario’s European Classical Guitar Representative.
Maroje Brčić, was born in Dubrovnik where he started playing the guitar at the age of 7 under the guidance of his father Stefanin Brčić. Maroje finished highschool in the class of prof. István Römer and graduated classical guitar at the Music Academy in the class of prof Darko Petrinjak As a soloist and a member of the Dubrovnik Guitar Trio, he has performed at all major festivals and concert halls in Croatia, and has also appeared in several European countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, France, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and in the USA (New York, Miami, Washington, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Francisco). He also performed with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Television Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Mostar, Zagreb and Sarajevo Philharmonic orchestra, the Macedonian National Opera and with Moscow Gnesin Virtuosi.He has released five compact discs. He teaches guitar at the Art Academy of the Split University and regularly gives masterclasses and lectures as well as participates in juries at Croatian competitions. He received a prize from the President of University in Zagreb, „Milka Trnina“ diploma with Dubrovnik Guitar Trio and together with Zoran Dukić was awarded with a distinguished Orlando Prize for the best music performance at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
Petar Čulić was born in 1986 in Split. He received a Master’s degree in 2008 at the Arts Academy of the University of Split in the class of the professor G. Listeš. He was a recipient of two Rector’s awards for excellence in studying and for outstanding artistic achievements. The author continues his education with the postgraduate studies at the “Koblenz International Guitar Academy“ in the class of the professor H. Käppel, where he graduated in 2010. Čulić performed more than thousand times all along the country and in numerous European cities. Besides five first prizes as a soloist and three first prizes as a member of chamber music ensembles in national competitions, he has also won numerous prizes in international competitions. He is the winner of the Young Musicians Concert Cycle “maestro Vinko Lesić” 2013/14. He played as a soloist with Rheinische Philharmonie, Mozart orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Musical Youth Chamber String Orchestra and others. The foyer of the Croatian National Theatre in Split was home to Peter’s guitar recital in 2005 where he promoted his first CD. In 2012 he recorded an album with the vocal ensemble Cantores Maruli, the late actor Zlatko Crnković and the poet Marina Čapalija within the project “Story of Marko Marulić” as both musical and theatrical story about life and work of Marko Marulić. 2014 brought out Peter’s second solo album with 12 original pieces, published by Menart. He actively participated in different masterclasses. The French composer Colette Mourey composed three pieces for solo guitar as Hommage ä Petar Čulić (Sonata Appassionata, Toccatina Barbaresca, Variations Sérieuses).
Danijel Cerovic graduated on the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade in the class profesor Vera
Ogrizovic and completed his master studies in guitar at the Conservatory in Maastricht (The
Netherlands) in the class of Carlo Marchione. At the Music Academy in Cetinje, he obtained master
degree. He attended master courses with renowned foreign performers and educators. Cerovic won
numerous awards in competitions for guitar here and abroad. Cerovic regularly performs as a soloist
and member of chamber ensembles at domestic and international festivals (Montenegro. Serbia,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Greece, Germany,The Netherlands, Spain). As a soloist he has
performed with the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Montenegrin Radio and
Television, Mossani Strings (The Netherlands), Rubicon Quartet, as well as with prominent national
and international artists such as Amanda Stojovic, Goran Krivokapic, B. Martinovic, M. Gjuro, O. Dukic
Danijel Cerovic is co-founder and artistic director of the Niksic Guitar Festival. Since 2003 he is hired as an expert teacher at the Music academy in Cetinje. He is a member of the Board for music at CANU, and was a professor of guitar at the Music Academy of Eastern Sarajevo. As a soloist, he has recorded CD with music by Scarlatti, Sor and Giuliani. As a member of Duo Amarilli, he has recorded CD with music for voice and guitar. Cerovic is regularly recording for radio and television broadcasts (RTCG, RTS, RTVNK, BNT).
Prof. Antonio Rumenović (1983., Varaždin), lives and works in Koprivnica. He graduates from music school in Varaždin in the class of prof. M. Vinceković, and continues his education at the Music academy “Ino Mirković” in Lovran in the class of prof. C. Marchione and his assistant N. Munitić. He graduates from the Music academy in Zagreb in 2005 in the class of prof. I. Romer. He obtains his postgraduate and master’s degree at the Conservatorium in Maastricht (Netherlands) in 2008 in the class of prof. Carlo Marchione. He takes part in different guitar competitions and gets awards in Croatia and abroad as a soloist. He is a member of the chamber ensemble “Laurum” i Guitarist duo of Koprivnica. As a music teacher he achieves distinguished results with his students on national and international competitions. He is recognized by the City of Koprivnica several times as the best teacher of the year. Agency for Education, entity within the Ministry of Education, awarded him for extraordinary achievements with his students for the school years 2010/2011 and 2014/2015. He is the main lecturer at the Summer school of guitar in Koprivnica since 2011, which attended more than 80 students so far. During the last 5 years, he takes part in the juries on different guitar competitions in Croatia and abroad, he gives lectures and master classes through Croatia. He is a member of Croatian association of guitarists and one of the founders and co-president of the Classical guitarists association “Allegro” Koprivnica.