Artist Series welcomes Petar Jankovic, Feb. 26

WILMORE, KY—The 2009-10 Artist Series presents Petar Jankovic with classical guitar on Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium.

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Petar Jankovic

Petar Jankovic is an artist who masterfully translates music into emotion while he connects with audiences. Whether they have heard him play one time or 100 times, his audiences find themselves moved. From humble beginnings as a guitar student in his native Yugoslavia (presently Serbia), Jankovic has won international acclaim with audiences, students, and today’s top musicians throughout Europe and the Americas.

Among the awards he has received are the 1998 Bronze medal at the H.R.H. Princess Cristina 13th International Guitar Competition in Madrid, Spain, and the 1998 First Prize at the First Annual Competition in Performance of Hispano-American music,
Bloomington, Indiana. He was also the 1998 Bronze medalist at the M.M.Ponce International guitar competition, Mexico City, Mexico.

Jankovic holds a degree in classical guitar from the Music Academy in Belgrade, a master’s degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the esteemed Artist Diploma also from the I.U. Jacobs School of Music. At present, he is a faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a very active performing artist with more than 30 concerts in a season. What is most appealing about Jankovic’s style is his genuine, expressive interpretation of any given composition. More than a classical guitar player, he is a person with the gift of communicating honest emotions of the human experience. Jankovic has released three solo CDs. To learn more about Petar Jankovic, please visit www.petarjankovic.net.

Immediately after the performance, Jankovic will autograph CDs in the lobby of Hughes Auditorium. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Kinlaw Library, and will feature an art exhibit by Margaret Park Smith, assistant professor of art at Asbury College. Professor Smith specializes in contemporary ceramic practices including design, material culture and photographic imaging processes on clay. The event is free and open to all. Dress is semi-formal. 

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