Zorya Guitar duo are Borna Kuca and Antonio Persak. Zorya guitar duo was founded in 2014 in Croatia when Borna and Antonio were studying at the music high school in Varazdin. As a duo they have performed in venues in Croatia and have participated in several regional competitions.They will be playing:-
A.Marcello/J.S.Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor, arr. for guitar duo
1. Andante e spiccato
K.Giorginakis – Iridescences
M. Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin, arr. for guitar duo
M.Tadic – 4 Macedonian pieces
1. Zajdi, Zajdi
3. Jovka Kumanovka
4. Gajdarsko oro
Zorya guitar duo
Borna Kuca was born in 1995 in Varazdin, Croatia. Inspired by his father, he started playing classical guitar at the age of nine at the prestigious Varazdin School of Music with Moreno Vinceković. He subsequently gained considerable experience as a soloist and chamber musician after participating in a number of music competitions in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Serbia where he won first and second prizes, both as a soloist and as a part of the guitar duo. He took masterclasses with many renowned classical guitarists such as Martin Mysliveček, Istvar Roemer, Ante Čagalj, Boris Tešić, Maroje Brčić, Darko Karajić, Xhevdet Sahatxhij and Christian Haimel. In 2013 Borna performed “Tango en Skai” by Roland Dyens as a classical guitar soloist with Varazdin Chamber Orchestra. Borna is currently an undergraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying under the tutelage of the internationally renowned guitarist Craig Ogden.
Antonio Persak started playing classical guitar at the age of 6, and his formal musical education began at the age of 9 when he started attending a music school in Croatia. After 6 years of primary school he continued studying classical guitar at a secondary music school in Varazdin, Croatia. He decided to continue his musical education in Manchester where he’s currently studying his undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music with Craig Ogden. As a performing guitarist, he has successfully participated and won prizes in a number of international competitions in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Although his studies are primarily related to classical music, he also has an interest in playing and performing different styles and genres of music. He is a member of the Tamburitza Orchestra, an orchestra that performs traditional Croatian folk music, with whom he has been playing the tamburitza (Croatian folk instrument) for nine years.