DUSAN BOGDANOVIC (b 1955 )
Dusan Bogdanovic, born in Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia and now Serbia, began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. Later he studied composition with Alberto Ginastera and Pierre Wissner, and guitar with Maria Livia São Marcos at the Geneva Conservatoire. Having won a number of prestigious guitar competitions he made his USA début at Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1977. For some years (1990–2007) he taught at the San Francisco Conservatory and is now teaching at the Geneva Conservatory. He is a prolific composer with over fifty published compositions, often exploring different idioms and combining classical, jazz, and ethnic influences within his music, as well as a highly acclaimed recording artist with over twenty albums to his credit.