Touted as a “gifted guitarist” by the New York Times, and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the Washington Post, 2-time Grammy- nominated artist Mak Grgić is a star on the worldwide stage. An expansive and adventurous repertoire attests to his versatility and wide-ranging interests. In 2018 Mak was invited by legendary singer-songwriter k.d. lang to perform as the opening act for the North American leg of her Ingénue Redux Tour. In 2022, Mak Grgić released the album Peaceful Guitar.
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An avid new music proponent, Mak has commissioned a multitude of new works for solo guitar and guitar with ensemble. Some of these include works by Michael Gordon, Julia Adolphe, Nina Senk, Leon First and Cengiz Eren, to name a few. In fall 2022 he premiered and toured a newly commissioned guitar concerto by Michael Abels, composer for the Oscar-winning motion picture Get Out.
An enthusiastic recording artist, Mak’s latest recordings, Balkanisms for Naxos Music plus MAKrotonal and Grammy®- nominated Mak|Bach for MicroFest Records, explore a vast repertoire spanning ethnic music, microtonal, new music and early music on refretted instruments, such as a “zig-zag fretted Bach prototype guitar” that allows him to create a “well- tempered guitar” for Mak|Bach
Mak currently holds a full-time teaching position at University of South Carolina, and is a founder and CEO of Notey, a startup building a mobile music education game. He is also proud to be involved with the Bosana Foundation, an organization that raises money for Bosnian youth. He also regularly awards education-furthering scholarships to select students across South America.
For more information and music samples, visit MAKGRGIC.COM.