Described as “a composer of masterful craft with a genuine clarity and purity of vision”(Guitar Review), Dusan Bogdanovic has developed a personal synthesis of contemporary classical, jazz and world music. His work numbers over one hundred published compositions, including a variety of commissions for solo guitar, chamber ensembles, orchestra and multimedia, as well as more than two dozen CD recordings. Early in his career, he received the only first prize at the Geneva International Competition and gave a highly acclaimed debut recital in Carnegie Hallin 1977.
Dusan’s notable commissions includethe mix media ballet “Crow”on text by Ted Hughes,in collaboration with the sculptor Stephen Freedman, commissioned and premiered by the Pacific Dance Co. at the LATC, “Kaleidoscope” Guitar Concerto premiered by William Kanengiser in Montreal, “Games” for voice and chamber ensemble commissioned by the BluePrint Festival premiered by David Tanenbaum in San Francisco, “Sevdalinka” commissioned by the Newman-Oltman duo and the Turtle Island Quartet premiered in New York (Merkin Hall), “Six Ricercars on a Theme by F. C. da Milano”, commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, “6 Bagatelles Balkaniques” for guitar and string quintet, written for and premiered by Zoran Dukic at the Guitar Festival de Sevilla, Spain, and many others.
Dusan’s theoretical workincludes Polyrhythmic and Polymetric Studies andCounterpoint for Guitarpublished bythe Berben Editions, Italy. His latest book “Ex Ovo”, a collection of essays for composers and improvisers isin print by Editions Doberman. Another collective work“Tradition and Synthesis”, based on the “multiple modernities theory” is in preparation by the same publisher. After having taught at the Belgrade Academy and San Francisco Conservatory,he is presently teaching at the Haute école de musique de Genève, Switzerland.