Croatian guitarist Miroslav Loncar is an active teacher, performer, composer, arranger, clinician, and promoter of classical guitar. He composed his first guitar pieces to fill his young students’ need for fun and easy repertoire. Since those early pieces, he has written compositions for solo guitar, two guitars, guitar quartet, and mandolin orchestras. Loncar has taught guitar at various instructional levels, from elementary to university, and teaching young students has been his constant inspiration to compose.
Miroslav has formed and directed several national and international competitions and summer schools in Croatia and the United States. He has adjudicated a number of competitions including the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and the Music Teachers National Association National Competition. Miroslav performs frequently in the Klasinc & Loncar Guitar Duo with his wife. As a soloist, he has performed with a number of symphony orchestras in Austria, Croatia, and the U.S. Loncar received his education at the University of Graz in Austria, where he studied the classic guitar with Marga Bäuml and Martin Myslivecek. One of today’s great guitar composers Dušan Bogdanovic provided Miroslav instruction and guidance in composition.