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New: Live Recording from Mak’s performance of Pärt’s Fratres and Rodrigo’s Concerto de aranjuez now available!

After a successful summer of performances in Europe, it is time to recollect memories from past shows. One of Mak’s more prominent performances lately was the double concerto performance with SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra and the recordings have just become available for listening! Please visit the “vids and sounds”...

Recording for Scott Tennant’s NEW Pumping Nylon – To be released at NAMM 2016

I remember when I just started out playing guitar, and when it got a bit serious, my teacher back then, Ante Cagalj, put in my hands a book called Pumping Nylon, written by Scott Tennant. At the time I had no clue about the author, but I diligently learned the...

New Reviews: New York Times, The Independent UK and more!

Excited to announce that Mak’s new CD Cinema Verismo was recently reviewed by some of world’s leading newspapers, magazines and online portals. Click here to read about what the New York Times, UK’s The Independent and Classics Today have to say about Mak’s playing and his new CD.

Innovative Collaborations

Mak and Martin Chalifour, violin (Concertmaster of L.A. Phil) Program includes Bach, Granados, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Kreisler, and De Falla (arr Kreisler). This special duo brings together the most distinguished concertmaster in the United States with a guitarist who the New York Times has called an “imaginative, expressive” player....

Cinema Verismo hits Tony Morris’ Classical Guitar Alive & over 250 stations Nationwide

A big THANKS goes to Tony Morris at Classical Guitar Alive for broadcasting an interview with Mak about his new CD Cinema Verismo on over 250 radio stations nationwide! The interview was recorded while Mak was visiting Austin TX a couple of weeks ago, and can now be heard...

Newsflash: Cinema Verismo CD of the Week in Boston

When in Boston, tune in for a WCRB 89.7 radio splash of familiar classical music tunes from your favorite movies, all from Mak’s new album Cinema Verismo.

Jed Distler from Classics Today: “abundant and tasteful virtuosity”

We are happy to announce this incredible review from composer, pianist and music writer Jed Distler, raving about Mak’s new CD on Classics Today. Here are just a few words from his lengthy article: “Mak Grgic’s abundant, yet tasteful guitar virtuosity leaves a powerful impression…talent for nuance and multi-hued voicings…genuine artistry.

Classical 89.5 and NPR News about Cinema Verismo

A big thanks goes to Kara Dahl Russell from DPR Classical 89.5 for NPR News, who wrote a few great thoughts about Cinema Verismo on the WSCL Online Blog: The inventive “concept” of this “recital CD” keeps it fresh and accessible.  When people ask me for a good way...

Thoughts on Cinema Verismo from Spoken Media

We are proud to list some of the reviews received on Cinema Verismo from radio stations and hosts from across the US and Canada. Here are just a few of them: Grgic is stunning! Wow! His amazing combination of technique and innovative playing makes this a very compelling listen!...

Cinema Verismo Above The Clouds

Just got word from Crossovermedia: if you happen to be flying one of the following airlines Air Canada, British Airways, Emirates, American Airlines, LAN Airlines and Virgin America, tune in to your air-radio as it is likely you will stumble upon soothing sounds of your favorite movie classics tunes...

Proudly supporting Slovenia’s luthier Samo Sali

Exciting news from Slovenia: Samo Sali, a brilliant Slovenian luthier, has donated one of his brand new double top guitars to Mak. The guitars characteristics are crisp large sound with a traditional spin, commonly found in the tradition of Spanish guitar making.

Word from Alabama Media Group

Mak’s rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy” was proclaimed “classy” and “amazing by Tamara Ikenberg at www.al.com. Check out the entire article by clicking here!

Classical Guitar Cover of Pharrell’s Happy

Watch Mak venture outside of the borders of classical music in this fantastic classical guitar rendition of Pharrell’s Happy. Please click here to view the video on Youtube.

Cinema Verismo on Major Radios across US

Recently added to the exciting roster of Crossover Media, headed by Max Horowitz, Mak’s CD Cinema Verismo has already found home both as a part of programming and featured as “CD of the Week” by the following major stations: PRI National, KDFC in San Francisco under New Releases, KUSC in...

Cinema Verismo: CD of the week

It is with great pleasure to announce that Mak’s new CD has been made CD of the week at several radio stations in the US. A big thank you to KDFC in San Francisco and WCRB in Massachusetts for the support!

What experts think of Mak’s new CD

It’s always good to have some feedback on current projects. In light of this, we asked some of the musical experts and well known musicians in the area to share their thoughts on Mak’s brand new CD Cinema Verismo: “I was transfixed by the variety of sounds and colors...

A word about Cinema Verismo

Mak’s  new recording on Marquis Music entitled “Cinema Verismo” focuses on music used in cinema over the last few decades, mixing classical works used in film as well as transcriptions of scores. The CD includes Asturias by Albeniz. It also offers music ranging from films such as (all film...