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Denis Azabagic, a native of Bosnia and one of the most compelling classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today, will join Music for a Great Space for their final concert of 2012. Mr. Azabagic will perform on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 Holden Road, following a Music for a Great Space dinner fundraiser at Mark’s Restaurant.

In 1993, at the age of 20, Mr. Azabagic became the youngest winner of one of the most prestigious international guitar competitions, Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero in Madrid, Spain. After listening to Mr. Azabagic, distinguished Spanish composer Anton Garcia Abril said, “I am sure that with time, he is going to be one of the greatest guitarists of the world.” Azabagic went on to win twenty-four prizes in international competitions between 1992 and 1999, of which eleven were first prizes. He has written a book, On Competitions, based on his experience during these years.

Soundboard magazine said, “Azabagic’s playing is virtually flawless and his technical facility is a joy to see as well as hear,” while the Los Angeles Valley Star praised him saying, “once he started playing his guitar he became ageless. One couldn’t imagine where the man, the instrument, and the music separated, if at all.” Azabagic performs concerts around the globe, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with Cavatina Duo, and engagements as an orchestral soloist.

While in Greensboro, Mr. Azabagic will also present a masterclass for guitar majors and students of Dr. Kami Rowan at Guilford College.  

Advantage Hearing & Audiology supports Music for a Great Space
Advantage Hearing and Audiology This artist for this concert has been generously sponsored by Advantage Hearing & Audiology. Ryan Strickland, owner, says “We are thrilled to sponsor Mr. Azabagic’s performance for Music for a Great Space. The arts are vitally important to the culture and the economics of the Triad, and we are excited that we are able to provide this musical opportunity to our patients and the whole community. We look forward to meeting members of the audience, and most importantly, we’re looking forward to hearing the concert!”

Following the concert Advantage Hearing & Audiology will host a reception. Please plan to join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the concert artist.

Dining and Tickets
Dining for MGS

Prior to the concert, Mark’s Restaurant will host a dining fundraiser to support Music for a Great Space. Mark’s has agreed to donate a portion of their profits from MGS concert patrons who present their tickets to their server. Reservations are recommended. Call (336) 387-0410 or visit

Tickets for the concert will be available at the door and in advance through the Carolina Theatre Box Office at (336) 333-2605 or Adults $18, seniors $15, student $5.  Each ticket holder may bring two young people age 16 and under for free. Season tickets and flex passes are also available. For more information, visit

Free babysitting is available for this event.  Please call (336) 638-7624 or e-mail at least 48 hours in advance.

About Music for a Great Space
Music for a Great Space is a concert series bringing the finest musicians to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Our focus is on classical chamber music, including piano, jazz, organ, vocal, and instrumental ensembles, in the Great Spaces of Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Mission of Music for a Great Space (MGS) is to present a series of inspiring musical performances and educational offerings, opening doors to the diverse cultural interests of the Piedmont Triad community through vocal, organ, and other instrumental performances. MGS is an independent non-profit musical arts organization.  For more information please visit

This project was made possible with funding from the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.