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Elevate | Graduate Student Recital | Dragan Hajnrih, guitar
Friday • March 11, 2022 | 7:00 pmFree – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.
Gagi Heinrich (Dragan Hajnrih) is an eclectic and versatile guitarist and composer, born and raised in Belgrade (Serbia). After winning scholarships for renowned music schools in the US, Gagi is now based in Boston where he’s pursuing Jazz Composition Graduate Studies at Longy School of Music. He was also a scholarship holder at Berklee College of Music where he spent 2 years being mentored by legendary guitarists: David Fiuczynski, Tim Miller, and David Gilmour.
Dragan discovered his affection towards music when he was a teenager, enrolling in the jazz department at the musical high school in Belgrade in 2007 with no previous formal guitar training. Being initially inspired by metal and gothic bands such as Megadeth, later on, rock sonic canvas of Led Zeppelin broaden up his perspective and finally led to his long-lasting music role models – Russian pianist and composer Igor Stravinsky and American jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Being driven to express himself through music – he has chosen to purposefully pursue his musical calling therefore he enrolled at the Music Academy in Belgrade.