Tvrtko Sarić (CRO/SLO)
Tvrtko Sarić was born in Gospić, Croatia. His musical education began in Rijeka, where he studied for three years in the class of Nikola Jedrlinić, after which he finished secondary music school in Zagreb in the class of István Römer. He then studied at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, graduating in the class of Darko Petrinjak. At the Ino Mirković Music Academy in Lovran, he completed a one-year specialization course with Goran Listeš. He has had concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico, and the United States. As a soloist, he has performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the Celje String Orchestra, the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra, almost all string quartets in Croatia, and as a member of the Cantus Ensemble for the promotion of contemporary music. From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of the renaissance ensemble Minstrel, in which he played the lute. Since 2016, he has performed in Guitar's quartet (with Zoran Dukić, Petrit Çeku, and Maroje Brčić). With this quartet, he received the Orlando Award at the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival in 2017. He records for record labels in Croatia and Slovenia. He is a recipient of the Porin Award for best classical music album (performing on Berislav Šipuš’s, Zajedno [Together], Cantus, 2018).
Sarić is the founder and artistic director of several concert series in the area of Gospić and Lika-Senj County. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Zadar’s Gospić campus and also teaches at the music school in Črnomelj. In 2012, he founded the Degenija Choir.
In 2017 was awarded the Rector’s Prize of the University of Zadar for “outstanding achievements in artistic work and direction of the Choir.”