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. 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.
Djani Sehu (1980, Sarajevo) finished elementary and high music school in Sarajevo. He continued his studies in Paris at the Conservatory of Music Alfred Cortot, in the class of Professor Rafael Andie. In 2000, he enrolled in the University od Music and Applied Arts in Vienna in the class of Konrad Ragossnig and Alexander Swete and graduated from the same institution in 2005. In 2010, he completed Masters Degree in the class of Alexander Swete.
Djani has held numerous concerts in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, France, Sweden, Italy and Germany. He recorded a significant number of pieces for RTV B&H archive and performed in children’s educational shows and programs of RTV B&H and NTV Hayat. As a soloist, Djani has played with Sarajevo Philharmonics and several string quartets. With his brother and flutist Adi Sehu, he has performed in duo and has played in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Sweden and Germany.
He participated in two competitions. In 1998, he won a Special prize at the National competition of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and in 1999 the Second prize at the International competition in Paris, organized by Chanterelles label.
Djani is a jury member at the guitar competitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. He is the founder of Sarajevo International Guitar Festival and teaches at the Music Academy in Sarajevo.
Petar Čulić was born on 26 June 1986 in Split. He received a Master’s degree in July 2008 at the Arts Academy of the University of Split in the class of professor Goran Listeš. He was enrolled at the Academy as “especially gifted” before graduating from high school. He was a recipient of two Rector’s awards in the academic year 2005/06 for excellence in studying and for outstanding artistic achievements. The author continues his education with the postgraduate studies in Koblenz (Germany) at the “Koblenz International Guitar Academy“ in the class of professor Hubert Käppel, where he graduated in May, 2010. The Municipality of Dugi Rat gave him the annual award for outstanding achievements in musical and cultural creation. Petar is currently enrolled in a PhD programme at the prestigious “University of Surrey”, Department of Music and Media in the class of professor Stephen Goss. Petar Čulić performed more than thousand times all along the country and in numerous cities like Sydney, Buenos Aires, Washington, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, London, Wienna, Paris, Perth, Brussels, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Cali, Curitiba, Rome and Athens. 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 in Gevelsberg, Volos, Velbert, Weimar, Kutná Hora and other cities. Furthermore, he is the winner of the Young Musicians Concert Cycle “maestro Vinko Lesić” 2013/14. He played as a soloist with Rheinische Philharmonie, Symphony Orchestra of Brasilian National Theatre Claudio Santoro in Brasilia, Mozart orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the city of Curitiba, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Musical Youth Chamber String Orchestra, CNT Split orchestra and others. The foyer of the Croatian National Theatre in Split was home to Peter’s guitar recital on 16 May 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. November 2014 brought out Peter’s second solo album with 12 original pieces, published by Menart and promoted on 13 November in the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb. He actively participated in masterclasses given by Pepe Romero, Darko Petrinjak, Lorenzo Micheli, Fabio Zanon, Judicael Perroy, Zoran Dukić, Marcin Dylla, William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, John Dearman, Matthew Greif, Pavel Steidl, Aniello Desiderio, Carlo Marchione, Tilman Hoppstock, Costas Cotsiolis, Marco Tamayo, Denis Azabagić, Ana Vidović, Alexis Muzurakis and many others. The French composer Colette Mourey composed three pieces for solo guitar as Hommage ä Petar Čulić (Sonata Appassionata, Toccatina Barbaresca, Variations Sérieuses). He has been composing since the age of 7 when he started his musical education but his first bigger inspiration was the novel “The Little Prince” by the writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Petar Čulić is official D'Addario strings artist, and he plays on Leonardo de Gregorio guitar. His booking contact is Diane Saldick from New York.
Danijel Cerović is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, touring musician and pedagogue from Montenegro. He is frequently invited to perform at international concert series, festivals and concert halls, such as Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Manuel de Falla hall – (Madrid), Granada Festival Music y Danza, Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Shenyang Guitar Festival (China) and Daejon Guitar Festival (South Korea), A Tempo, Kotor art festival (Montenegro).
He regularly plays with orchestras and chamber music ensembles which in the past included the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Daejon Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), Shenyang Symphony Orchestra (China), Mossani Strings (The Netherlands), Camerata Quartett (Poland) and Rubikon Quartett (Montenegro, Serbia), as well as giving masterclasses, lecturing on Bach transcriptions and adjudicating at Universities, festivals and competitions in Europe, USA, Canada, China and South Korea.
He graduated at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade in the class of Professor Vera Ogrizović, and completed his master studies in guitar at the Conservatory in Maastricht in the class of Professor Carlo Marchione. His solo repertoire includes the transcriptions of renaissance and baroque music and original compositions dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a special emphasis on contemporary music originally written for guitar and ensembles with guitar. His ultimate goal is to broaden the guitar repertoire and further integrate the instrument into the family of classical instruments. Recording with music of D. Scarlatti, F. Sor and M. Giuliani was published by MMA Records from Montenegro.
As a member of the Montenegrin Guitar Duo, together with guitar virtuoso Goran Krivokapić, they arranged and recorded J.S. Bach’s six English Suites for NAXOS. This world première recording received praise by both audience and music critics alike such as the American Records Guide, Classic Today, Guitare Classique and Soundboard Magazine for their historically informed performances in a new, fresh approach on two guitars. Their début recording with works by Carlo Domeniconi, Ástor Piazzolla and Dušan Bogdanović was released in 2013 by the MMC Records.
Together with the mezzo soprano Amanda Stojović, they formed Duo Amarilli in 2005. The duo regularly gives concerts, both in their homeland and abroad . Their first CD which includes works by Vivaldi, De Falla and Bogdanović, was released in 2012 and published by MMC Records Montenegro. He recorded a CD with his own arrangements of the music for lute by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, and it will be published by Naxos in 2019.
Danijel Cerović was co-founder and artistic director of the International Nikšić Guitar Festival and Competition. Since 2003 he lectures at the Music Academy – University of Montenegro in Cetinje and was a guest professor of guitar at the Music Academy in East Sarajevo. He has been active in the “Rhapsody in School” project on a regular basis, an outreach initiative of Lars Vogt which devotes itself to bringing classical music into the classroom.