Josip Dragnić, master of arts (MA), is Croatian guitarist, guitar professor and music festival organizer. He was born in Split in 1980 and has more than twenty five years experience as a musician. He has played across Croatia and abroad (Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina) as a soloist and as a member of chamber music formations. He has been a guest in various TV and radio shows on Croatian National Television and Croatian National Radio. Josip received his musical education in the Music school Josip Hatze in Split, at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuernberg (Germany) and at the Academy of Arts in Split, where he received a master degree in guitar. He studied in the class of world’s famous professor and guitarist Franz Halasz. He has also attended masterclasses with world’s most famous guitarists: Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukić, Ricardo Gallen, Hubert Kappel, Carlo Marchione, David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Scott Tennant and Fabio Zanon.
Josip has won various prizes at national and international competitions as a soloist and as a member of chamber music formations. In 2004 he has graduated at Split Faculty of Science and became a professor of mathematics and informatics science. He is a founder of Association MAG, organizer of Chamber music festival and Classical guitar days in Split and founder and member of Split guitar quartet since 2010. Josip has been working as a guitar professor in several Music schools in Croatia since 2003 and his students have won highest prizes at national as well as international competitions in Croatia, Italy, Germany, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was invited to give masterclasses and to be a member of the competition juries in Croatia and abroad. Since 2013 Josip lives in Luxembourg where he maintains very intensive pedagogical and international concert activity.