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Guitar virtuoso Jankovic to perform at Wofford on March 17

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Guitar virtuoso Petar Jankovic will perform on Thursday, March 17, at Wofford College as part of the Troubadour Series. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

A two-time gold medal winner in national music competitions, the Serbian-born virtuoso has been called “The Poet of the Guitar.”

Jankovic, who teaches at Indiana University, began his guitar studies at 8 in the former Yugoslavia, and went on to earn his degree in classical guitar from the renowned Belgrade Music Academy. He completed his master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, receiving the “Artist Diploma Degree” under Ernesto Bitetti.

In 1998, Jankovic released the CD “Romantico” to enthusiastic reviews: “Jankovic presents the inherent beauty of each musical phrase with great care. His interpretation testifies to his artistic maturity.”

In 2002, he recorded “Bogdonovic, Brouwer, Dyens,” earning him the accolade of Luis Zea, “Jankovic, the poet of the guitar!”

While admission to the concert is free, a contribution of $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens is suggested. Seating is non-reserved. For information on the concert and the 2004-05 Troubadour Series, contact Jhon Akers at (864) 597-4261 or by e-mail at akersjc@wofford.edu.

The final Troubadour Series will be held on Friday, April 22, featuring the North Carolina School of the Arts Guitarists (www.ncarts.edu). It will be at 4 p.m. in the Sandor Teszler Library.