Enjoy snippets of Mak's performances live and in studios.
This program takes a listener down memory lane of favorite cinema from the past few decades. By offering originals or adaptations of music featured in famous films such as The Deerhunter, Raging Bull, The Godfather, Chariots of Fire, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and many others, the soothing sounds of the guitar will evoke your fondest memories.
Using custom re-fretted instruments, Mak Grgic revolutionizes the standard repertoire with Renaissance & Baroque historical tunings, and premieres newly commissioned works that explore notes that have, quite simply, never been heard on the guitar before.
In an exciting collaboration, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic team up for a fresh and spontaneous duo, with their program "La Buena Vida", taking you on a journey through Latin American and Spanish landscapes. Brand new arrangements of Guastavino, Granados, Albeniz, traditional Argentinian Tangos and original flamenco compositions by Adam del Monte, cast a renewed spirit into the world of the guitar duo expressed through two dynamic artists, each with their own voice.
Check out this section for live performances of warhorses such as Rodrigo's Fantasia para un gentilhombre and Concierto de Aranjuez, alongside with a personal spin on the famous Arvo Pärt's Fratres for guitar and orchestra.
From modern masterpieces to new commissions, this section is dedicated to live performances of chamber music settings with guitar tackling electrifying new works of the 20th and 21st Century.
Teaming up with the extraordinary Martin Chalifour, the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the duo presents works originally written for this combination of instruments, alongside personal spins on famous tunes by Fritz Kreisler and even the good old Johann Sebastian Bach. Who would think that Sonata BWV 1001, written for solo violin could sound so good as a duo?!
This section offers an insight into the known and unknown works of the wide classical guitar repertoire spanning centuries. Included you can find a tune by a jeweler from Italy, a political activist from Venezuela and a renegade guitar professor from Croatia.