- World Of Music - Svastara - 2005
Considered among the elite generation of young players today,
Denis Azabagic holds more then 20 awards from international competitions. In
1993, at the age of 20, he became the youngest winner of one of the most prestigious
International Guitar Competition "Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero", in
Madrid, Spain. After listening Azabagic, distinguished Spanish composer, Anton
Garcia Abril said: "I am sure that with the time, he is going to be one
of the greatest guitarist of the world." After his success in Madrid, Denis
has maintained a prize-winning position in virtually every competition he has
participated in. Here are but a few of the most important ones:
-1st prize at the International Guitar Festival IGF - Germany
-1st prize at the International Guitar Competition "Rene Bartoli"
-1st prize, special prize for the best interpretation of the works by F. Tarrega
and public prize at the International Guitar Competition "Francisco Tarrega"
-1st prize at the International Guitar Competition "Manufacturas Alhambra"
-1st prize at the International Guitar Competition "Printemps de la Guitarre"
-1st prize at the International Guitar Foundation of America Competition (GFA)
-1st prize at the Schadt String Competition - USA
-1st prize at the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition - USA
Denis has recorded six CDs for international labels such as
Opera Tres, Printemps de la guitarre and Naxos, as well as a video for Mel Bay
Company. Future projects with this company include instructional videos and
a book about his experience in competitions, to be published both in English
and in Spanish.
As a soloist, Denis has appeared in the US with the Allentown
Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Savannah Symphony, and in Europe with Orchestre
Royal de chambre de Mons and Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, among others. He
played as a guest performer at several venues such as Masters of the Guitar
at the Royal Concertgebouw in Netherlands, Radio France in Paris, France, Aix
en Provence Festival, France, El Palau de la Musica, Valencia-Spain, Savannah
on Stage, USA, Omni Foundation, USA, etc.
With the flutist Eugenia Moliner, Denis Azabagic has established
Cavatina Duo as one of the most impressive duo combination of its kind. Already
internationally acclaimed, they have toured extensively throughout Europe and
the U.S. Their interpretation of Piazzolla has been appraised as one of the
most stunning, fascinating and spectacular. "This is not the sort of playing
that comes from discussion and careful score markings. These two feel the music
deeply and are of one mind as they play." (American Record Guide).
Denis Azabagic is the member of the Guitar faculty at Chicago
College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Visit him at www.azabagic.com
Denis Azabagic, classical guitarist
"...And once he started playing his guitar he became ageless.
One couldn't imagine where the man, the instrument and the music separated,
if at all." (Los Angeles Valley Star, USA).
" Azabagic played Aranjuez as if he owned it... the duet
between guitar and English horn melted every one of the 1200 hearts in the audience."
(The Morning Call, USA).
"Azabagic shows particularly balanced combination of perfect
technique and mature musicality... Incredible virtuoso music with all kinds
of technical difficulties was played perfectly." (Dagblad van het Oosten,
"He has a dazzling technique and possesses an enormous
interpretative sensibility." (Ritmo, Spain).
"He is a virtuoso artist of timbres, who masters, as it
seems, easily all kind of expressions: from enchanting softness to passion,
from deep emotions to enormous joy." (Kolnische Zeitung, Germany).
"The sound was glorious, he is a superb technician. The
brilliance of Azabagic's playing brought an easy grace to the music". (The
Herald Times, USA).
"...Master of sweet tones ...Magician of expression."
(Kolnische Zeitung, Germany).
"As always, Azabagic's playing is clean smooth, and effortlessly
musical." (American Record Guide, USA).
"Azabagic was playing with four hands, not just two."
(Los Angeles Valley Star, USA).
"...impeccable technique and lautustic sonority..." (El Pais, Spain).
"Denis Azabagic's playing is of the highest caliber." (MW - Classical
music on the web).
Denis Azabagic / 7618 Polk St. / Forest park, IL 60130, USA
Ph: 708 771 4569 / Fax: 501 642 3838
Hispania Clasica S.L. / Los Madrazo, 16 bajo / 28014 Madrid,
Tel:+34 91 4292625 / Fax: +34 91 4293530
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.hispaniaclasica.com
Eugenia Moliner & Denis Azabagic
7618 Polk St. / Forest park, IL 60130, USA
Ph: 708 771 4569 / Fax: 501 642 3838