Merima Ključo & Matija Dedić

Merima Ključo, accordion, imbues a dizzying variety of music with playing that moves with its depth of understanding and experience. Whether performing in recital, with ensembles such as Serendipity 4 (with Theodore Bikel), MusikFabrik, and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, or as guest soloist with orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the soulful traditions of her instrument are not only given a unique voice, but they are given new life and meaning.Merima’s love of world music, and the music of Bosnia in particular, is something she seeks to share with audiences everywhere.

Matija Dedić started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1991 he completed his secondary school music education at “Vatroslav Lisinski” Music School and went to the Jazz Academy in Graz, graduating in 1997 with Prof. Harald Neuwirth. He had private classes with J. Taylor in Cologne, Hal Galper, Bill Dobins and Barry Harris. Having returned to Zagreb, he started performing more, and he was recognized for his performances both in Croatia and abroad.He writes music for television and theater and sometimes performs with popular Croatian pop singers. In 1999 the Croatian Composers’ Society awarded him with the best jazz album award for his album “Octopussy”. In 2000 he won the award for best young composer and author in Croatia in the past 10 years.