Bozidar is recognized as a classical and flamenco guitarist. His talents create a unique crossover between classical, flamenco and popular music.
Born in Yugoslavia, Bozidar moved to Canada in 1976. He began his love affair with the classical guitar at the age of 9. A child prodigy, he made his concert debut at 12. His teacher and mentor was Jovan Jovicic, one of the greatest twentieth-century Yugoslav guitar pioneers. Jovan was described by Segovia as one of his best students, “an excellent musician who combines high technique and musical temperament. Qualities, which are essential in a great artist.” Bozidar exhibits these same qualities attributed to his mentor.
Bozidar has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Guest artist performances include appearances with:
|Sir Peter Ustinov and the Spanish Dance Troupe|
Television appearances include:
|the Don MacLean Show|
Recent concerts include prestigious venues such as:
|CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio – Toronto, Canada|
|Juan Carlos University - Madrid, Spain|
|Manuel de Falla Concert Hall – Toledo, Spain|
|The Coliseum – Verona, Italy|
|Toronto Center for the Arts – Toronto, Canada|
|2005 World Expo – Aichi, Japan|
as well as,
|Cultural Centre Hall and TV Studio ‘B’ - Belgrade|
|Grande Theatre – Kingston, Canada|
|Living Arts Center – Mississauga, Canada|
Bozidar’s playing ranges from classical precision through sunny flamenco to popular music with a Classical flavour. Essentially he is an out front performer who is equally at ease accompanying a vocalist, or blending into a full orchestra. Bozidar is talented guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher.
Whether it is a large concert hall audience or an intimate group of five, Bozidar’s music compels the listener into happy journeys of enjoyment and thought provoking reverie.
Bozidar performs on luthier made guitars:
|Flamenco - Jose Ramirez IV|
|Classical - Jose Ramirez IV & Manuel Rodriguez Sr.|