Matija Dedić & Merima Ključo

Matija Dedić & Merima Ključo

 

Two virtuosos on the black keys: Matija Dedic, Croatia's leading jazz pianist and one of the most important in Europe together with Merima Ključo, one of the world's best accordionists, will perform for the first time as a duo Matija Dedic & Merima Ključo with their program based on the album "Male ljubavi (susreti)" ("Little Loves (Encounters)") in Vienna and take us into their musical worlds. In 2018 Dedic awarded this album with the most important Croatian music prize Porin as best instrumental album.

 

Matija Dedić studied jazz piano in Zagreb and Graz. As the son of Arsen Dedić and Gabi Novak, music legends from Croatia, he began classical piano lessons at the age of five and later devoted himself to jazz because he could better develop his creativity there. He worked as a solo pianist with many musicians such as Alvin Queen, Martin Drew, Mark Murphy, Patrizia Conte, David Gazarov, Gianni Basso, Miles Griffith, Önder Focan, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Anca Parghel, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and others. He continued to develop his own very sensitive and at the same time virtuoso style. Dedić was part of the Ladislav Fidri Quintet, the group New Tribe and the Boilers Quartet, with whom he recorded three albums. Together with Boško Petrović and Boilers All Stars he recorded the album That´s It. He has released more than ten albums under his own name. In 2015 he released a tribute album for his father, Matija Svira Arsena, which led the Croatian charts several times in 2016. He is a multiple winner of the Porin Prize and has been named Croatia's best jazz pianist.

 

Merima Ključo is a concert accordionist and composer of Bosnian origin with Dutch and US citizenship. Ključo is a classically trained accordionist whose repertoire includes classical, avant-garde and experimental music as well as her own compositions in which Balkan and Sephardic traditions meet modern techniques. Ključo has performed as a soloist with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symphonia and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Magnus Festival, City of London Festival, Gaudeamus Festival, National Jewish Theatre, Zagreb Youth Theatre etc. She has composed music for international films and collaborated with renowned musicians of various styles and styles. Her multimedia work The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book (for accordion, piano and video, 2014) traces the history of one of the most valuable manuscripts of Jewish culture. The album Aritmia was released in 2016 as a result of their collaboration with guitarist Miroslav Tadić

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February 2019

Theater Akzent

How to get there


The evening box office and public entrance of both Theater Akzent and Podium im Akzent are located at Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Wien.


The box office and public entrance to Studio im Akzent are located around the corner at Argentinierstraße 37, 1040 Wien.


By Public Transport
Underground U1 (to stations Südtiroler Platz/Hauptbahnhof or Taubstummengasse), Tram line D (to stops Belvedere or Plösslgasse) or Bus Line 13A (to stop Belvederegasse); or on foot – a short walk from Karlsplatz along Argentinierstraße.


By Car
Depending on the availability of free parking spaces, our Underground Car Park (access on Argentinierstraße) is available to ticket holders free of charge from 60 minutes before to 30 minutes after each performance.


Special Parking Facilities
Parking spaces reserved for the handicapped are located directly in front of the main entrance.

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