Ana & Viktor Vidovic: Classical With A Turn Of Century Twist

 

There’s no doubt as to the talent level put together here in this video with brother and sister Ana and Viktor Vidovic, featuring a composition by Viktor entitled “Raft House.”

This composition reminds me of something you’d hear from the late 1800- no not classical, but the pop music from back then.

Curious- In the video description near Viktor’s writing credits say’s the following: Kuća na splavi / Raft house (I’m not sure if this is a translation?)

In any event, some of you may get upset at me for making the following statements but, honestly, I thought some of this performance as good as it was, lacked some “tightness” in timing… especially given the fact that you would expect brother and sister to “phrase” the same. Well, very different sometimes in my opinion.

Another slight issue is the tuning of both guitars… don’t get me wrong, it’s so close but… the two guitars here are not intonating the same. It could be the pesky key of F#.. fact that the root is a closed position chord- sometimes especially with variations in hand pressures etc., can cause issues… Not sure why you just wouldn’t perform in G or E?

Most people won’t hear what I’m talking about so I should just quit while I’m behind!

Viktor’s Biography:

Born in KarlovacCroatia, Viktor Vidović came from a well-known musical family, whose influence on his achievements was very big. His sister, Ana, was introduced to music by him and eventually became an internationally recognised guitar virtuoso.

At 12, he had his first solo concert. At 13, he was awarded first place at competitions in Croatia and the former Yugoslavia, coming far in front of rivals, generations above him. At 14 he enrolled in the Geneva Conservatory, in the class of Brazilian guitarist Maria Livia Sao Marcos, under whose guidance he took the first place at CIEM, the Geneva International Music Competition, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the competition,[1] taking the Villa Lobos Prize and the Patek Philippe Prize for distinguished musical interpretation.

He completed his studies at Geneva Conservatory at 16 with a diploma and “the first prize for virtuosity” by way of special recognition. He completed a course at Salzburg’s Mozarteum under professor Matthias Seidel at the age of 21, earning a degree of Master of Arts. During his studies he was awarded the Franz Kossak Prize and a prize of the Austrian Ministry of Culture and also won the special prize for the interpretation of contemporary music at the International Music Competition in Templin.” See more

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