Mislav Režić | Biography
Biography

Mislav Režić is one of the most prominent Croatian guitarists who leads an active international career as a soloist and chamber musician.
A wide interest in musical styles and the ability to perform both on period and modern instruments (including the electric guitar) led him to collaborations with different musicians and ensembles. Having a special interest in contemporary music and new compositional contexts, he commissions and often gives first performances of the new works for guitar, enriching in that way the repertoire of the instrument.
Composers Vlado Sunko, Nikoleta Chatzopoulou and Sofia Avramidou have dedicaded their compositions to him.
He is the founding member of ensembles Machetes, based in the Netherlands, and Tetttix, based in Greece, specialized in contemporary music.
So far, he has performed as a soloist or with musicians such as: percussionists Pepe Garcia and Diego Espinosa, harpsichordist Cvetanka Sozovska, mezzo-soprano Tanja Šimić, soprano Georgia Balabini, baritone Jussi Lehtipuu, violinist Laura Vadjon, flutists Antigoni Tsalla and Gregor Schulenburg, in the concert venues of European cities like Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Bruxelles, Kopenhagen, Rome, Zagreb etc.
He studied at the Academy of Arts in his hometown of Split, Croatia and in the Netherlands where he obtained Master’s degrees both at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Conservatory of Maastricht.
He has won many Croatian national and two international music prizes (International Guitar Competitions in Zwolle 2002 and Enschede 2007) and in 2003 Croatian Society of Music Artists awarded him the annual music prize.
Mislav Režić is the artistic director of the chamber music festival Musical Evening at St. Jerome’s and conducts the International summer guitar course, both in Kaštela, Croatia.
His solo CD “Auburn” with contemporary music for guitar was released in January 2017 by Greek independent label DNA.

Aug 2019