Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 21, 2007

Classical Guitarist Petar Jankovic to Perform March 4 at Whitworth

Classical guitarist Petar Jankovic, a professor of guitar at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will give a recital on Sunday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

A native of Yugoslavia, Jankovic holds a degree in classical guitar from the Music Academy, in Belgrade. He was invited to the United States in 1996 to pursue an artist diploma degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the guidance of Maestro Ernesto Bitetti. In 1997, while finishing his graduate degree, Jankovic created a guitar program at Franklin College, in Indiana. The following year he released a CD, "Romantico," in which he explores the sound of the romantic Spanish and Latino-American world through works by composers including Albeniz, Torrobba, Pipo and Piazzolla.

Jankovic is a two-time gold medalist, silver medalist, and two-time bronze medalist at the Yugoslavia National Music Competition. He received the Top Strings Award at the 1997 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale competition and was awarded first prize at the 1998 Competition in Performance of Hispano-American Music in Bloomington, Ind. He also won bronze medals at the M.M. Ponce International Guitar Competition, in Mexico City, and at the 1998 H.R.H. Princess Cristina 13th International Guitar Competition in Madrid, Spain.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Joan Lack, music department program assistant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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