Frano Zivkovic – It´s A Secret (2015)

FrontCover1.jpgBelieve me, this album is unblieveable !

Frano is a fifteen year old award-winning musician who started showing his musical talent at the age of two and has been playing various instruments since the age of three. As a live-performance artist & multi-instrumentalist he plays violin, piano, and his greatest love – guitar.

At age of five Frano held his first solo classical guitar concert at the Music Academy of Zagreb. Frano has won several international competitions in music theory and classical guitar. So far he has performed more than three hundred times at various events, concerts, festivals, TV shows and radio broadcasts, and organized and participated in charity projects.

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At age of eight he finished elementary & middle music school with excellent success and honors. He was probably the youngest in the world to perform Vivaldi’s Chamber Concerto in D-major RV93 at that age. Also, that was the time he performed first time with his greatest hero – Mr. Tommy Emmanuel, CGP. Their first joint performance occurred in the biggest Croatian national concert hall Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb (Croatia), after which they appeared in the concert hall Brucknerhaus in Linz (Austria), Teatro Rossetti in Trieste (Italy) and Philharmonie am Gasteig in Münich (Germany). Later they did many more shows together and Frano as special guest joined Mr. Emmanuel German tour 2016/2017. where they toured across Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Frano Zivkovic03At his 10th birthday, Frano had a huge honor to be a part of a guitar orchestra and play with the famous Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ: William Bill Kanengiser, John Dearman, Matthew Greif & Scott Tennant), performing Shingo Fujii’s “Shiki: Seasons of Japan”, in Nürtingen (Germany).
At age of ten, Frano published his first release as a solo guitarist called “It’s a Secret”, featuring his original compositions. So far Frano already played with, toured or being opening act for international music super-stars such as 2Cellos, Al di Meola, Tommy Emmanuel, John Scofield, Kiefer Sutherland, Manfred Mann, Kaki King, Corrado Rustici & Zucchero and many more. As youngest member of national composer’s society, Frano won “Rudolf and Margita Matz” award for extraordinary talented young composers. One of the highest honors Frano received is original “Yellow Mouse” guitar given to him by Tommy Emmanuel CGP during Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, 2018. Year before Frano played Scotty Moore’s (Elvis Presley’s lead guitarist) guitar at the convention’s final evening concert.

At age of fourteen, Frano was graduated from music high school – theoretical department, performed his original “Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra” with Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and continues to develop as a composer and arranger while performing worldwide.

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And here´s his debutalbum from 2015 … Frano Zivkovic was 10 years old !

And if you like acoustic guitar music, like Tommy Emmanuel than this album is a must !

Believe me, this album is unblieveable … recorded by a young guy at the age of 10 !!!

And I add a very interesting portrait of this young guy from torchlighttalent.com

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Personnel:
Frano Zivkovic (guitar)

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Tracklist:
01. It’s A Secret (F.Zivkovic) 2.50
02. Rachel E (F.Zivkovic) 3.24
03. My Cat God Shiva (F.Zivkovic) 2.19
04. Crazy Katana (F.Zivkovic) 2.16
05. Silba (Z.Zivkovic/Blazina) 2.51
06. In Memory With The Brave Rooster (F.Zivkovic) 3.42
07. Nanae (F.Zivkovic) 2.51
08. The World’s Biggest Barker (F.Zivkovic) 1.15
09. Frano’s Rag (Z.Zivkovic) 3.56

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