Sabrina Vlaskalic: Serbian Virtuoso

By Miche Archetto:

Here is the impressive interpretation by guitar virtuoso Sabrina Vlaskalic of the Macedonian traditional song “Kalajdzisko Oro”, arranged by Miroslav Tadić.

The Bio on her official website reads:
One of today´s most promising guitar talents, Serbian born Sabrina   Vlaskalic (1989) started her formal music education at the age of 7. Nearly   refused at her entrance exam and labeled as “musically ungifted”, she had   choice of enrolling in the classical guitar class or not enrolling in the 

  music school at all. Sabrina’s father, a genuine guitar lover, immediately   decided to take over the role of her guitar guide and gave her his own   inexpensive instrument. In a matter of months, Sabrina’s father would   discover an extraordinary talented child who is now praised as the phenomenon of classical guitar.
 
Growing up in a politically unstable region, wars and the strong tradition of the Balkans reflected on the refined musical taste of the young virtuoso. Her innovative programming is a refreshing guitar concert experience ranging from Bach to Brouwer and Bogdanovic. Ms. Vlasklic dedicates special attention to discovering and reestablishing seldom performed or forgotten pieces. [...]
 
Throughout her study years, Sabrina was acknowledged with diverse scholarships and prizes for excellence. She was the holder of Scholarship granted by Serbian Ministry of Education and Scholarship of Belgrade City. Simultaneously she received diverse prizes complimenting her music achievements, such as “The Belgrade Angel Prize” and “Funds for the Young Talents”. In 2010, Sabrina was honored to acquire “The best young artist” Award, granted by Erste Bank (Serbia) and the following year, the prestigious Huygens Scholarship offered by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
 
Sabrina is the professor of classical guitar at The Prince Clause Conservatoire (The Hanze University) in Groningen, The Netherlands. She performs exclusively on D’Addario strings and guitars by Bert Kwakkel.

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