"Sabrina Vlaskalic entered - no that's not the right word- in her stylish long
dress she strode on stage, installed herself elegantly and started to play a
serene piece. Doing so she showed a passionate expression both musically
and physically, playing together with her guitar in arabesques as seen
amongst lovers. Phrases and poses were in perfect harmony! After the
slow passionate movement she started the virtuoso finale. After she
finished it -I guess in her opinion it was far from perfect, even though I did
not agree- she shot an angry glance at her poor friend guitar and strode off
the stage in a bad temper. Well, this is passion! La Diva!"
Enschede, The Netherlands
"Istanbul concertgoers, meet the new Ida Presti!"
"The jury's final decision to appoint Sabrina Vlaskalic as the winner was
motivated by her outstanding technique and interpretation of her music.
Her style is balanced and sensitive, with a natural feeling for rubato. While
subtle and expressive in the slow movements, in the fast and ebullient
tempi she plays with extravert power. The jury considers Sabrina Vlaskalic
as one of today's most promising guitar talents."
Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
"Sabrina Vlaskalic shows a resolute personality who has an enormous
dexterity and an incredible dose of musicality."
Etten, The Netherlands
"Theirs is a strange relationship. The caresses begin, but first Sabrina
Vlaskalic enters into a trance. Her hand touches the guitar and unleashes
the magic. She closes her eyes and becomes one with her instrument.
Even though the Auditorio del Museo de las Aves is full, Vlaskalic is alone.
Perhaps because the mortals who witness this metamorphosis can't
reach the alternate dimension flowing from the strings.
The journey from Serbia to Saltillo proved worthwhile, a rapt audience
other than the poor few who dared to interrupt the sepulcral silence with a
cell phone, a cough, or a sneeze. These poor souls are condemned not only to
miss valuable seconds of Sabrina's interpretation, but also collective scorn
and looks of hatred from their neighbors. Sabrina's artistry is not disturbed
by anything. She reaches a simbiosis with each piece. What passes through her
mind one can't say, but it can only be described as "the secret".
From love to anger, passing through violence and tenderness: this is the
relationship between the guitar and the Serbian winner of numerous
international prizes. Moans and sighs accompany the young girl, only 21 years
old, who has touched the hearts of older guitarists."