Guitar duo Bulatovic-Nikcevic, Montenegro
Two internationally renowned guitar players from Montenegro, Srdjan Bulatovic (Doctor of Performing Arts in the field of Classical Guitar) and Darko Nikcevic (flamenco guitarist and MSc in audio technology) are lauded for their extraordinary virtuosity and exciting performances, most notably their two very successful concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York (2016 and 2017). Their unique blend of Balkan irregular rhythms and many other international influences evokes the beauty of the Mediterranean and Oriental mysticism. For more than 25 years, they performed for both national and international audiences (in the US, Russia, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Albania), presenting their own compositions which invoke the “languages” of classical and flamenco guitar. Their works are varied in terms of character, style, technique, rhythm and tempo, and share a common thread of Montenegrin traditional music, movie soundtracks, world music and popular contemporary movements. They have published nine albums for various publishers, and the last two (in 2018 and 2020) are published by the world renowned Naxos Records.