The Montenegrin Guitar Duo consists of two eminent classical guitarists from Montenegro – Goran Krivokapić and Danijel Cerović. The duo is frequently invited to prestigious international venues around the world, such as Saint Petersburg Philharmonia Hall in Russia, Manuel de Falla Hall in Madrid and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Presenters including Koblenz Guitar Festival, Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada, KotorArt Festival, A Tempo Music Festival, Qinling Mountains International Guitar Festival, Shenyang International Guitar Festival and Daejeon International Guitar Festival regularly engage the Montenegrin Guitar Duo to give recitals, deliver lectures and master classes, and adjudicate important competitions.
In 2016 Krivokapić and Cerović were invited to participate in the Guitar Foundation of America Convention. The duo also regularly performs concerti for two guitars, such as J. Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal. The Montenegrin Guitar Duo has a large repertoire, comprising transcriptions of ancient music and original compositions written in the 19th, 20th and 21st century, with a special emphasis on contemporary music written for two guitars. Their two principal aims are to broaden the guitar repertoire and to further integrate the guitar into chamber music. Their education work has taken them to Toronto University and Montreal Conservatoire in Canada, to Chapman and Metropolitan universities in the USA, Maastrich Conservatoire in the Netherlands and Tianjin University in China. Their debut CD comprising pieces by C. Domeniconi, A. Piazzolla and D. Bogdanović was published by the Montenegrin Music Centre in 2013.
In 2015, Naxos released the first of two volumes of J. S. Bach’s English Suites, transcribed by the duo for two guitars. Completing this unique project to transcribe and record the entire set of English Suites, Volume 2 was released in June 2018. The duo’s performances are always enthusiastically received, both by their audiences and the press, and their historically informed performances of their own arrangements for two guitars of J. S. Bach’s English Suites have received particular praise from the critics.
The duo is currently preparing for their next CD, featuring works by A. Piazzolla, which they will record in Florida for Naxos in 2021.
Goran Krivokapic is a leading international guitarist. A first prize winner at nineteen prestigious international competitions, his focus lies on the development of the guitar repertoire. He has performed all over Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Russia, appearing at major concert halls such as the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Lubkowitz Palace in Vienna and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid. He is a professor of guitar at The Cologne University of Music in Germany and a guest professor at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, Belgium.
Danijel Cerović lectures in guitar and chamber music at the Music Academy in Cetinje, University of Montenegro. He is also a guest professor at Sarajevo Music Academy. A versatile solo and chamber musician, he is an active contributor to the organisation of numerous international music events, and founded the Niksic Guitar Festival and competition.
Astor Piazzolla Tango Suite – filmed by the Paris Guitar Foundation