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Jure Cerkovnik, Classical Guitarist

15. March 2017

New Concert Dates

I was very honored to play in Konzerthaus Wien in February.
There are new concerts in planing, so I invite you to check the “EVENTS” tag!

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19. January 2015

New Videos of Regino Sainz de la Maza and François Couperin

Here are 3 new videos recorded at Baros records. Enjoy!

 

17. April 2014

Critic from Sarajevo International Guitar Festival

Some pictures and quotes from a concert critic on 12. 4. 2014 (all photos copyright: Vanja Cerimagic)

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“Richness in tembre and dynamics, with a distinctly recognisable tone image which possessed the auditorium with the first played note, and, regardless if the inner storm of emotions, retaining the atmosphere of contemplative meditations, made this Chaconne interpretation exceptionally striking and memorable.”
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“With the first notes played, he mesmerized audience with his distinctivelly soft tone and exceptionally inspired interpretation, which, until the very end of the concert, remained the two of the most important segments of his specific music approach.”


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Original critic in Bosnian language:

Predstavljen kao pobjednik prošlogodišnjeg SIGF takmičenja u najvišoj, šestoj kategoriji, ovaj mladi umjetnik koncert je otvorio Sonatama u A-duru, K. 208 i K. 322 Domenica Scarlattija. Već od prvih tonova djela publiku je osvojio svojim upečatljivo mekim tonom i izrazito nadahnutom interpretacijom, koji su do kraja koncerta ostali najznačajnijim segmentima njegovih vrlo muzikalnih interpretacija. Nakon vrlo prozračne i šarmantne izvedbe Scarlattijevih Sonata, uslijedilo jedno od kapitalnih djela muzičke historije, čuvena Chaconne iz violinske Partite no.2, BWV 1004, Johanna Sebastiana Bacha. Bogatstvo tembra i dinamike, uz prepoznatljivu tonsku sliku koja slušatelja obuzme prvim tonom, te, uz svu buru emocija, održana atmosfera kontemplativne meditacije, učinili su ovu izvedbu Chaconne posebno upečatljivom i vrijednom pamćenja. Potpuno novi zvučne ambijent Jure Cerkovnik kreirao je narednim djelom koncertnog programa. Izveo je prve tri bagatele iz ciklusa Pet bagatela britanskog kompozitora Williama Waltona. Specifičnu ritmičku strukturu i različit karakter svake od bagatela pojedinačno, mladi gitarist donio je s mnogo energije i nadhnuća uspješno kreirajući različite zvučne ugođaje. Posebno inspirativna bila je izvedba Nocturna op.19, Rêverie talijanskog gitariste i kompozitora Gulia Regondija. Vrlo muzikalna izvedba, uz mnogo tehničke spretnosti, posebno u dijelovima izvođenim tremollom, pokazala je dio iz mnoštva gitarističkih kvaliteta mladog umjetnika. Interpretacijom posljednjeg djela koncerta sublimirano je sve prethodno prikazano u jedinstven muzički ugođaj. Due Canzoni Lidie talijanskog kompozitora i gitariste Nuccio D’Angela, u izvedbi Jureta Cerkovnika kreirale su ambijent zvučne meditacije uz očarajavajuću tonsku sliku, posebno prvim stavkom djela. Drugi stavak je prikazao tehničku spretnost umjetnika, te impresivnu sposobnost zvučne gradacije muzičkih struktura djela. Njegove izvedbe nagrađene su burnim i dugotrajnim aplauzom, a mladi gitarista je, za bis, publici poklonio inspirativnu izvedbu djela Capriccio Catalan Isaaca Albeniza.

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1. April 2014

J.S. Bach’s “Chaconne” B.W.V. 1004

This is a recording of the famous J.S. Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita B.W.V. 1004. The recording was made at 2d Studio in Slovenia.

 

9. April 2013

Jure won 1st prize at Sarajevo international Guitar competition!!!

In this year’s edition of SIGF2013 in Sarajevo Jure won the 1st prize! He recieved generous prizes such as a concert as a soloist with Sarajevo Philharmony in season 2013-2014 and GFA support for upcoming competition in USA.
It was a great festival again, with some breathtaking concerts and distiguished guests. The organizing team of SIGF deserves congratulations for a great work they have done.

 

4. March 2013

Latest concerts…

Jure performed solo concerts among others also at the convention of European Guitar Teachers Association (EGTA) in Slovenia. He played in Slovenia and Austria and made also a colaboration with BlueSound quintet. Many styles of tango were played at several concerts with the music of Piazzolla, Kalevi Aho and others…

 

22. August 2012

Critic of a concert in Ljubljana on 20.8.2012

Kratka kritika in opis dogodka 

 

22. July 2012

Successful concerts in 2012

There are many concerts and events that happened in the year 2012 up until now. Jure had a concert in Sarajevo (Bosnia) as a solist with Sarajevo Philharmonic orchestra and Austrian conductor Ralf Kircher in January , as well as a solo concert in Ljubljana’s museum. In march he won the national competition in Slovenia, and had a concert in Maribor (Slovenia). Later on he had a few concerts with a guitar trio in Vienna (Austria), and solo concert in the Castle Snežnik in the region notranjska (Slovenia). Recently , in July he played a concert at the 1st International Guitar Festival in Postojna 2012. There are three concerts remaining until the end of August… More infos in the “events section”.

in Sarajevo 2012

 

25. March 2012

Jure won 1st prize at the national competition

Last week Jure won the fist prize at the national cometition in Novo Mesto (Slovenia)! Prize includes also some concerts in summer in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Details to be uploaded…

 

24. March 2012

Concert critic from Ljubljana

“Ljubljanski ljubitelji klasične glasbe so se v četrtek, 19. januarja, zbrali v avli Mestnega muzeja. Glasbeni dogodek iz cikla Turjaške muze je priredila Glasbena mladina ljubljanska, tokrat pa sta nastopila kitarist Jure Cerkovnik in tolkalka Petra Vidmar. Jure Cerkovnik že tretje leto študira na Dunaju pri prof. Alvaru Pierriju, Petra Vidmar pa je študentka 4. letnika na ljubljanski Akademiji za glasbo pri prof. Borisu Šurbku. Kritiko koncerta je pripravil Tomaž Gržeta.

 

Kitarist je začel nastop z izvedbo obsežne Bachove Sonate za violino solo BWV 1005 v zanimivi priredbi za kitaro. Njegova interpretacija je bila izjemno nežna in poosebljena, to pa še posebno velja za prvi stavek. Dolgo in zapleteno fugo je izvedel z brezhibno tehniko ter lepo izpostavil polifono prepletanje glasov. Interpretacija je zaradi svoje prefinjene in zelo meditativne narave mogoče delovala nekoliko preveč romantično in premalo baročno, vendar je ravno taka igra omogočila uspešno predstavitev skladbe, ki izvirno ni bila napisana za kitaro. V podobnem duhu je Cerkovnik izvedel tudi sonati Domenica Scarlattija, vendar sta izzveneli slogovno nekoliko bolj avtentično kot prejšnja Bachova sonata. Razlogi za to so bili igrivost, ki izvira iz samih skladb, ter temperament in eleganca, ki ju je mlademu izvajalcu uspelo izvrstno izraziti. Nastop je končal s sodobnejšo skladbo Anteja Čaglja z naslovom Dojdek. Cerkovnik je pokazal, da je kljub mladim letom sposoben podati zelo poglobljeno in narativno, s čustvi prežeto interpretacijo resne glasbe. V bolj sproščenem ritmu pa je potekal dodatek, ki ga je po dolgem ploskanju namenil zadovoljnim poslušalcem.”

Tomaž Gržeta