Rade Šerbedžija at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
As part of the 66th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, actor Rade Šerbedžija, accompanied by guitarist Miroslav Tadić, held a concert on Monday night in front of a large audience at Fort Lovrjenac in Dubrovnik, reports Novi List on August 25, 2015.
Šerbedžija performed a number of songs, some accompanied by music and some a cappella. He said that the return to Lovrjenac and the Festival had a special meaning for him. “This is a special emotion because Fort Lovrjenac means a lot to me. Many years ago, I played Hamlet here and it was one of the iconic plays of that time. It was like a rock concert, which rarely happens with theatre plays. Tonight, we have prepared a small musical recital”, said Šerbedžija.
Miroslav Tadić pointed out that it was very easy to play in front of the audience in Dubrovnik. “My every performance in Dubrovnik is special, but this was something really unique in every way. I have been working with Rade for over ten years, and this was a concert I wanted to share with him. This is a fantastic venue and a great audience. It was very easy to play and share the music with people”, said Tadić, adding that the Dubrovnik audience knows how to reward artistic value.
Rade Šerbedžija has studied acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, and has performed in a number of notable acting roles both in theater and in film. He has written four books of poetry, a biography and has recorded five music albums. He has directed 12 theatre plays and often teaches young actors.
Miroslav Tadić is a famous guitar player who got his formal musical education in the United States. He has recorded and performed in a variety of musical styles, from baroque and classical music to blues, jazz and rock, and with renowned international musicians such as Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, Vlatko Stefanovski and others.
Since 1985, he has been a professor at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In recent years, he has focused on improvisations which combine material drawn from different sources such as baroque, European and North Indian classical music, flamenco, East European folk music, blues, jazz and rock. He is known for his pioneering work in applying the elements of classical and flamenco techniques to the electric guitar.