Nihad Hrustanbegovic | Opus 7 ‘The Cross-over’

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Opus 7 ‘The Cross-over’

by Nihad Hrustanbegovic

During his first accordion recital on 6th juni 2010 in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam Nihad Hrustanbegovic presented his second solo album Opus 7 The Cross-over. In his compositions on the CD Opus 7 ´Cross-over’, Nihad Hrustanbegovic use the cross-over scale´s, eastern en western sounds, futuristic and minimalism improvisations, Balkan rhythms, and different modern accordion sound´s. After the release of the Opus 7 ´Cross/over´ Nihad Hrustanbegovic got the huge appreciation in Dutch News Paper Trouw by the journalist Stan Rijven: “What Pablo Casals did for emancipation of the cello, and Astor Piazzola of the bandoneon is Nihad Hrustanbegovic doing for accordion. He gives a ‘poor man’s piano’ admirable place at the Concert stage”.
Genre: Classical: Minimalism
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1. Flying Cheng
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2. ‘Non sospiro Alhambra’ Suite de Transcendent
16:41 $0.99
3. Adriatica
6:26 $0.99
4. Recitativo Quasi Flamenco Toccata
8:28 $0.99
5. Balkan Gypsy Jazz
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6. Prelude en The Children street rhapsody
9:26 $0.99
7. Stork Suite - Wereldpromenade
1:37 $0.99
8. Stork Suite - Sevdah
3:41 $0.99
9. Stork Suite - Jazz Ballade
1:56 $0.99
10. Stork Suite - Flamenco wals
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11. Stork Suite - Balkan soul
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Nihad Hrustanbegović is a Dutch/Bosnian composer and concert artist from Amsterdam. Hrustanbegović started playing the accordion at age of 9 and the piano at age of 15. During the music education in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nihad Hrustanbegovic won the first price at the Bosnian music competition and in 1991 as the soloist and the first price with the chamber orchestra in 1990 . In September of 1995 Nihad Hrustanbegovic continued music education in Kingdom of Netherlands at ArtEZ in Arnhem in class of the professor Miny Dekkers where he received the degree Bachelor in 2000 and in 2002 in the class of Gerie Danen degree Master of Music with Cum Laude. In March 2007, Hrustanbegović presented his first solo album titled "The Best of Concert Accordion in Dutch TV show De wereld Draait door" in the Kingdom of Netherlands. By April 2007, Hrustanbegović' first composition "Wereld promenade" became the music for the Heineken Extra Cold TV commercial. Hrustanbegović has performed more than 1000 concerts since 1995, including: Stichting UAF 50 year Jubilee in the Concert Hal Vredenburg in Utrecht, which was performed in the presence of Her Majesty the Dutch Queen Beatrix in 1998. In 2001 and 2002, Hrustanbegović played with the Dutch band Flairck and Mediterranean Sundance between 2001 – 2006 Hrustanbegović performed in 113 Dutch theatres; in 2009 with Grace Jones, The Jazz Orchestra of The Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Al Di Meola; 2010, 2011 and 2012 Hrustanbegović performed solo concerts in The Concertgebouw Amsterdam and performed for the first time in: Granada, London, Dubrovnik, Budapest, Berlin, Vienna and Zürich.



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