Goran Krivokapic

Guitarist

Started in
2017
Musician type
Guitarist
Host institution
Leuven University
Personal website
goran-krivokapic.com
Nationality
Montenegro
Goran Krivokapic

Setting new standards with technical virtuosity and his characteristical interpretation of old and new repertoire makes Goran Krivokapić one of the leading guitarists of the new, international guitar scene. He won his first international competition at the age of fourteen, and continued to win eighteen more, including two of the most prestigious guitar competitions – “Guitar Foundation of America” (GFA) in Montreal, Canada, and “Dr. Luis Sigall International Competition of Musical Performance” in Viña del Mar, Chile, both in 2004.
Born in 1979, Goran Krivokapic started his music education when he was eight with Mićo Poznanović at the Music School of Herceg Novi in Montenegro and furthered his studies at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Srdjan Tošić, graduating in 2000. He continued with Prof. Hubert Käppel and Prof. Roberto Aussel at the “Hochschule für Musik Köln” in Germany, where he graduated and received the “Konzertexamen” degree. He then pursued his postgraduate degree at the Conservatorium Maastricht, the Netherlands, under the tutelage of Prof. Carlo Marchione. He is currently pursuing his Master After Master degree under Prof. Raphaella Smits at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven.
Goran Krivokapic’s musical focus is on the development of new works for classical guitar, mainly through making his own transcriptions from the baroque and classical works, and collaborating with contemporary composers such as Gerard Drozd and Hendrik Hofmeyr, who have dedicated several of their solo and chamber music works to him. As a chamber musician he is part of the Montenegrin Guitar Duo, together with Danijel Cerovic. Their performances have been highly acclaimed by both audience and critics who praise their historically informed performances of J. S. Bach’s English Suites in a new, fresh approach on two guitars.