DUŠAN BOGDANOVIĆ (b 1955 )
Dušan Bogdanović, born in Yugoslavia, composer, improviser and guitarist, studied composition and orchestration at Geneva Conservatory with P. Wissmer and A. Ginastera, and guitar performance with M.L. Sao Marcos. He made his Carnegie Hall début recital in 1977 and has toured throughout the world participating in chamber ensembles as well as giving solo recitals. He has been appointed to teaching posts at the Geneva Conservatory and the University of Southern California and is presently engaged by the San Francisco Conservatory. His compositions explore diverse musical idioms in a synthesis of classical, jazz and ethnic music.