© Dragan Iljkic
“Denis Omerovic was born in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), where he had his first guitar lessons with guitar professor Mila Rakanovic. Further studies followed in Geneva (professor Maria Livia Sao Marcos), Cologne (professor Thomas Müller-Pering and professor Tadashi Sasaki) and Munich (professor Harald Lillmeyer). In a final step, he studied at the conservatoire in Lucerne (Switzerland) where he finalised the concert level with professor Prof. Frank Bungarten, an ECHO Award winner (Instrumentalist of the Year).
In addition to several awards at music competitions in former Yugoslavia, he also won first prizes at international guitar competitions in Recanati and Bardolino. Since then, he has been giving concerts all over Europe as a soloist and in various high-ranking chamber performances with Talia Or (soprano), Debra Fernandes (soprano), Giuseppe del Duca (tenor), Alen Garagic (guitar), Christoph Bachhuber (flute), Beni Santora (violoncello), Ariel Zuckermann (flute), Nina Karmon (violin) and David Frühwirth (violin) at world-famous stages such as Nationaltheater (National Theatre) in Munich, KKL Lucerne or Max-Littmann-Saal in Bad Kissingen, just to mention a few of them.
Furthermore, he also plays as classical guitar soloist at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and in the Georgian chamber orchestra Ingolstadt.
Besides his concert activity, he acts as tutor at the music school in Unterhaching and gives master classes at various conservatoires on a regular basis. His musical interest is not limited to the area of classical music only. Mainly as a soloist, but also in a duo with Irena Madzoski Schilde and as a member of several world music bands, such as “Montparnasse” and “Konnexion Balkon”, he has been playing at international festivals and in radio and television productions.
Last but not least, he works together with actors such as Mario Adorf, Tobias Maehler and Martin Spitzweck on arranging background music in readings on a regular basis.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (a renowned newspaper for Southern Germany) describes his approach as „Soulful virtuosity on a guitar“.”