Music Style: Classical
Classical guitarist Doris Ćosić celebrates Bach through a program featuring two of Bach’s major solo works paired with pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries that were highly influenced by his music.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Doris Ćosić is a Slovenian guitarist and educator based in Los Angeles. She is a 2022 graduate from USC Thornton School of Music, where she is continuing her studies with Brian Head, Scott Tennant, and Bill Kanengiser in pursuit of a master’s degree. Besides classical guitar, she enjoys playing flamenco and jazz in various settings. She has worked with many world-renowned guitarists throughout the years and learned from the very best, such as David Russell, Pepe Romero, Paolo Pegoraro, Mak Grgić, Gabriel Bianco, Margarita Escarpa, Paul O’Dette and many others.
She’s been competing on a national and international level since 2009; she’s received first prizes at a national and international level. Her most recent achievements are second prize at Gohar&Ovanes Andriassian Guitar Competition in Los Angeles (2019), and first prize at both CalASTA Los Angeles and CalASTA State Guitar competition (2020). She’s performed at numerous occasions, one of them being the GFA Las Vegas Symposium (2020 and 2023). In 2020, she recorded her first solo videos at Guitar Salon International and was featured in their Artist Spotlight.
She is a volunteer at LA General Medical Center’s music program and enjoys sharing her love for music with their patients and staff. She works at Virtual Guitar Orchestra as an assistant editor, where she’s created the very first all-women Virtual Guitar Orchestra in collaboration with Grammy-nominated Clarice Assad. She is also a teaching artist for Lead Guitar, a non-profit organization that implements music programs around public schools across five states.
She loves playing in various chamber ensembles, and is the co-founder and member of DuoKava, a flute and guitar duo with Antonina Styczen.
Despite her wide range of experience and interests, her primary focus is advocating for women in the music industry and promoting her Balkan heritage through her music.
A dynamic flutist and entrepreneur, Antonina Styczeń has appeared in unlikely spaces as a concerto soloist and created large-scale, crowd-sourced projects, with an emphasis on performances that include improvisation, electronics, and works by diverse and underrepresented composers. Ms. Styczeń is a First Prize and special prize winner for the Best Performance of a New Work at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, a two-time Second Prize and William H. Grass Memorial Prize winner at The James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition winner, and Third Prize winner in the Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition. Her debut album with flute repertoire written by Mieczyslaw Weinberg was nominated for the International Classical Music Award and the Prize of German Critics. Recently, Ms. Styczeń accepted the position of the President of the San Diego Flute Guild. She is touring worldwide with popular Iranian singer Googoosh, while pursuing graduate studies at the University of Southern California.