Saša Dejanović (Croatia)
Born in Banja Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina) in 1965. Dedicated to classic guitar from early childhood, he enters Music school in his home town in 1974.
His education continues at High School of Music of Sarajevo and Zagreb with proffessor Istvan Römer, were after his studies guitar at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, in class of professor Darko Petrinjak. After winning a number of important competitions before the age of nineteen in 1986 he receives scholarship from the Fund for young musicians under Concert Direktion Zagreb, funded upon initiative of Ivo Pogorelich, and specialised at the "Academia Internazionale Superiore di Musica" in Italy, with professorAngelo Gilardino He finishes his studies at the "Royal College of Music" in London. Participating at numeros festivals and workshops of classical guitar in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece, Hungary and Germany. He works with professors such as David Russel, Hubert Käppel, Neil Smith, Roberto Aussel, Wolfgang Lendle.
He performed in leading concert halls like Philharmonie (Cologne), Kursahl (Wiesbaden), Deutschen Oper Am Rhein (Düsseldorf), Johannes Brahms Saal (Karlsruhe), Bachsaal (Aschaffenburg), Vatroslav Lisinski, Croatian Institute of Music and Mimara (Zagreb), Jean Renoir (Paris), Kitara (Saporro), Teatro Colon and Teatro Nacional "Cervantes" (Buenos Aires), Real Coliseo (El Escorial), Teatro Monumnetal, Ateneo and CC de la Villa (Madrid), Caja Madrid (Aranjuez and Barcelona), Conde de Ansures and Auditorio de Ferias (Valladolid), Auditorio "Alfredo Kraus" (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) , as well as in other concert halls in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Chile, Argentina and Japan, receiving appraising reviews, especially in Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Croatian press.... Upon his concert at C.C. de la Villa, the title of the article in a Spanish Music Magazine "Ritmo" reads "Excelente interprete" (Excellent Interpreter), and later on in Paris a classic critic of the music radio-show "Musiques Courtoise" calls him exceptional guitarist, descendant to Segovia and Yepes.
Apart of various CD's he recorded for German, Austrian, Spanish and Croatian networks. One of his latest performances as a soloist was the Malcolm Arnolds Guitar Concerto Op.67 for guitar and orchestra accompanied by the North Czech Philharmony, conducted by Maestro Alfonso Scarano. His last Compact Disc "Senderos" appeared 2017. in Zagreb (Croatia).
Currently he lives and works in Vrsar (Croatia-Adriatic Sea), where he leads Guitar Festival "The Sea & Guitars".