Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent of formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She comes from the small town of Karlovac near Zagreb, in Croatia, and started playing the guitar at the age of five, and by seven had given her first public performance. At the age of eleven she was performing internationally, and at thirteen became the youngest student to attend the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb, where she studied with Istvan Romer.
Her reputation in Europe led to an invitation to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore with Manuel Barrueco, from where she graduated in May 2003. At the age of only 23, Ana Vidovic has already won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions all over the world. These include first prizes in the Albert Augustine International Competition in Bath, England, the Fernando Sor competition in Rome, and the Francisco Tarrega competition in Benicásim. Other top prizes include the Eurovision Competition for Young Artists, the Mauro Giuliani competition in Italy, the Printemps de la Guitare in Belgium and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.
She has given over one thousand public performances since first taking the stage in 1988, and her international performance career includes recitals in London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Monterrey, Toronto, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Austin, Dallas and St. Louis. Equally impressive is the fact that she has already recorded five CDs, and also has a new performance DVD with Mel Bay Productions, released in 2006. In her native Croatia she has performed with the Zagreb Soloists and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Symphony Orchestra of Croatia Radio and Television, as well as having been featured in four television documentaries by the eminent Croatian film director Petar Krelja.