Krešimir Bedek (Zagreb, 1981) earned a degree in guitar performance at the Zagreb Academy of Music under the guidance of Darko Petrinjak, and a postgraduate degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague under Zoran Dukić. He has won awards in a number of international guitar competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, as well as the Darko Lukić Award, the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall Award and the Zagreb University Teachers Association Annual Award for young scientists and artists. He has performed as a soloist, with orchestras and in various chamber ensembles in Croatia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Russia, Estonia and Israel. He is dedicated to promoting new and rarely performed works and Croatian composers Gordan Tudor, Ivan Josip Skender and Ivana Kiš composed pieces for him. In 2021 he received the prestigious Milka Trnina Award from the Croatian Association of Musical Artists for exceptional artistic achievement for the concert in which he performed works of Croatian composers, including the forty-minute suite by Ivana Kiš, Supertramp’s Journal for guitar and video. He serves as associate professor at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb.
Photo (c) Redd Philmen