FIRST PRIZE WINNER - Trio Balkan Strings won first prize and the Dolphin statue for being the best instrumental ensemble on the Music World 2004 Italy Festival Internacionale Fivizzano.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER - of the Jo Ann Falletta International Composition Competition for Guitar 2007 Buffalo, New York (Asiana IV written by Nikola Starcevic).
In addition to this, my research interests are primarily related to the Victorian era and include sexual reform at the end of the nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde, John Addington Symonds, Havelock Ellis, and neo-Victorianism.
H.', ' The Importance of Being Earnest', ' The Picture of Dorian Gray', and ' De Profundis' as examples of writing in which Wilde's sexuality, or his attitude towards it, is particularly visible.
It is, after all, the Wilde trials at the end of the nineteenth century which kick-started a wider public interest in homosexuality, or 'sexual inversion', as it was then known.
The adaptations were compared and contrasted with the original stories, which included ' A Study in Scarlet', ' The Hound of the Baskervilles' and ' The Final Problem'.
My other academic interests lie with the adaptation of Victorian narratives for modern audiences and pastiches of Victorian works.
What was explored was why we adapt, how we adapt and what we adapt, and also the challenges presented when adapting: firstly, from one medium to another, and secondly, for a different type of audience and a different time period.
I concentrated on the process of adaptation and how particular characteristics of one medium are carried over to another, what challenges present themselves when the written word is replaced with the image, and how this is tackled in each of the adaptations: the film ' The Hound of the Baskervilles', the Warner Bros.
They invented 6 hands playing on 1 guitar and that is their trademark.
They had performed in many Festivals (Jazz, Classical Guitar, World music) and concerts in: USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Moldova, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
The result, combining many cultures, is Balkan swing jazz guitar - world fusion, virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy.
You cannot find anything similar to this interpretation in all the discography, many of the trills, mordents and the legato technique have never been played on guitar strings before.
Authentic, attractive music with the finest taste, real presentation of guitar music in Balkan Jazz style, the perfect interpretation from three of them and the universal music language, without frontiers.