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Guitar Duo: Daniel Duarte & Petar Jankovic

Daniel Duarte and Petar Jankovic return to Christ Church Cathedral for a duo guitar concert. Featuring their modern approach to the classical guitar repertoire, Daniel and Petar bring energy, world-class musicianship, and fun to their programs which have been heard around the United States. Don’t miss these IU faculty in concert!

Daniel Duarte is lecturer in music in guitar at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

He is an active guitarist, arranger, conductor and lecturer who has collected prizes in several guitar and chamber music competitions nationally and internationally. Duarte is also a multi-instrumentalist who performs on different types of guitars and as a flutist.

Duarte’s primary studies were with guitarist Henrique Pinto, William Buonocore, Eliot Fisk and Ernesto Bitetti. He earned his D.M. at Indiana University, focusing his academic research on the topic of Multiculturalism and Guitar Music. During his doctoral studies, Duarte’s research was supported by the Presser Foundation’s outstanding graduate music student award. For his academic work, Marshall University awarded him the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor of Arts award.

At IU, he is founder and director of the Guitar Ensemble, which performs fundamental repertoire related to the classical guitar tradition and various other styles, while featuring original works and arrangements written specifically for the ensemble. Duarte also directs the IU All Campus Guitar Ensemble, teaches general education lectures that cover broad historical subjects related to music and guitar, he has directed ensembles of the Latin American Music Center.

As a touring artist, Duarte is currently presenting concerts with fellow guitarist and IU faculty member Petar Jankovic.

Jankovic earned a master’s degree and Artist Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music, under the guidance of Ernesto Bitetti. He developed a guitar program at Franklin College (Ind.), taught at the University of Indianapolis, and formed a community guitar outreach program in Serbia.

In 1998, Jankovic released his CD, Romantico, of which The North American Society for Serbian Studies wrote, “His interpretation testifies to his artistic maturity […]” Jankovic’s 2002 release, Bogdanovic, Brouwer, and Dyens, featured works by the most prominent classical guitar composers living today. Of Jankovic’s 2007 CD release, GuitarInternational.com said, “Jankovic […] performs as if he is conducting an orchestra, bringing every performance to life with his incredible dynamic palette […]”

Jankovic’s accolades at major national and international competitions include a bronze medal at the H. R. H. Princess Cristina 13th International Guitar Competition in Madrid (Spain); first prize at the First Annual Competition in Performance of Hispano-American music, Bloomington (Ind.); a bronze medal at the M. M. Ponce international guitar competition in 1998 in Mexico City (Mexico); 1997 Graduate Top Strings Award, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, among others.

Jankovic’s style is marked by his genuine, expressive interpretation of any given composition, communicating honest emotions of the human experience. The latest review at GuitarInternational.com remarks: “Petar Jankovic is one of the finest soloists on the scene today, and he possesses a unique, artistic, and highly expressive style.”

As a guitar duo, Petar and Daniel have had dozens of appearances since 2016, reaching audiences throughout the United States and abroad while featuring a modern approach to the classical guitar repertoire during concerts and master classes.

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