Josip Dragnić was born in Split and has more than twenty years experience as a musician. He has played numerous concerts in Croatia,

Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Bosnia&Herzegovina as a soloist and as a member

of chamber music formations and orchestras. He received his musical education in the music school „Josip Hatze“ in Split, at the

Academy of Arts in Split (prof. Maroje Brčić) and at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuernberg (prof. Franz Halasz) where he finished

postgraduate studies in guitar. He graduated at Split Faculty of Science and became a professor of mathematics and informatics

science. He has attended masterclasses and had individual lessons with world's most famous guitarists: Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello

Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukić, Ricardo Gallen, Hubert Kappel, Carlo Marchione, David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Scott Tennant and

Fabio Zanon. Josip has won various prizes at national and international music competitions as a soloist and as a member of chamber

music formations. He has performed on Croatian National Television, Croatian Radio Split, Croatian Radio First and Third channel. He

has peformed as a soloist with the Chamber orchestra of the Association MAG (Croatia), Chamber orchestra Cercle culturel

(Luxembourg) and the String Quartet HIP4tet (Spain). He is director of the Chamber music festival and Classical Guitar Days in Split

and member of prizewinning Split Guitar Quartet wich he founded. During his teaching career in the Music Highschool Josip Hatze in

Split his students have won highest prizes at national and international competitions in Croatia and abroad. From October 2013 he lives

in Luxembourg where he maintains a very intensive concert and teaching activity. He has held numerous workshops and master classes

across Europe.

Photo by Rad Dimitrov