“From the dawn of humanity, music was a driving force of spiritual evolution and the identity of the human race. It is our deepest intellectual instrument to attain universal goals, to keep the world together."
Award-winning, composer, conductor, producer, and director, Dino Zonic, known as the “People’s Maestro”, was born in the Olympic city of Sarajevo. After his education as a young professor and composer, the terrible ravages of the war profoundly affected the course of his life and his career. This life-altering experience would inspire him to dedicate his work to the service of music that bridges cultural, national, and religious barriers to bring a universal message of unity and hope to all people.
Named as a Cultural Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he creates music and media productions to promote unity between people throughout the world.
Dino Zonic co-produced “Unity Through Music”, a New Year’s Eve Gala 2018/2019 concert and cultural exchange to promote unity among nations, and to honor the bond of friendship between the USA and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For this special occasion, Dino Zonic conducted the premiere of his new orchestral piece, "Bosnian Rhapsody", performed with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bosnian National Theatre. Read More...
During the siege in Sarajevo, he composed and directed Circle, a highly acclaimed majestic musical, which played for four years in sold-out concert halls in Europe including Broadway, NYC. Read More...
His career and mission of unity have been recognized and praised by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, President Clinton, and other world luminaries.
Dino Zonic is the Winner of the 2006 International
Golden Karma Award for Music and Philanthropic works in which he joined the ranks of honorees including Muhammed Ali, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Angelina Jolie, among others. Read more...
For the American Symphony Orchestra League and 2001 ASCAP Awards, he was recognized for outstanding winning repertoire. He was the winner of “40 Under 40” – Business Journal Awards – The Dayton Business Journal and Antioch University McGregor sponsored by Wright State University.
Dino Zonic was invited to continue his mission in the Dayton Peace Accords and Dayton Peace Prize Project as a composer and producer. For the Dayton Peace Accords and Dayton Peace Prize, he directed numerous events. He composed and performed Symphony “Entrata” in honor of the first recipient of the Dayton Peace Prize, President Bill Clinton.
Besides his current work in producing for the orchestras and soundtracks, he is in preparation to stage the Paradigm, Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Immersive Theatrical Show. Paradigm is a blend of 360° Cinema, state of the art VR/AR, 3D Projection Mapping, Interactive Technologies, 3D Immersive Sound, and a live Philharmonic Orchestra. This production is a collaboration with a multi-award winning team of visionaries who present this first of its kind theatrical spectacle.
I am using this opportunity with all due respect, to greet you from my heart.
Pope John Paul II
…Out of the shattered city of Sarajevo comes a piece of music that demands to be heard and seen!
“Through Heart to Peace “ – London, England
“His tale is not only one of personal triumph over adversity, but is also one of inspiration, determination, and artistry.” Golden Karma Awards
“My warm congratulations to you for the perseverance, fortitude, and creative genius that have inspired this important work, and allowed you to bring your message of unity around the world.”
US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke
His music is about courage and power, where from the deepest struggle grows something higher than us.
“Diner‘s Club” International, Catalogue
“With Unity Through Music, Maestro Zonic is reclaiming the lost harmony of the world.”
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
Honor for Zonic’s music, which combines the sounds of Hollywood’s movie scores with classical and oriental roots to a complete unit perfection!
Theatre An Der Wien, Royal Theatre, Vienna, Austria
This story is about all of us, about eternal human questions, about the right to choose between good and evil.
“Vecernje Novine “- National Daily News, Zagreb, Croatia
Be our guest, be his guest. He is your servant, who brings you this great gift to share with you and I hope you will dearly enjoy, I certainly do!
Diane Ladd, Actress
A young Sarajevo artist, a man who lost in order to win, from whose inner struggle with the heavyweight of memories of war grew a “Bosnian tale”, composer Dino Zonic.
“OBSERVER” National Daily News, Vienna-Austria
Dino is one of those people that were tapped on the shoulder and the Divine said: “Would you do me a favor, please? I have a gift for the World. Would you pass this on?
Lindsay Wagner, Actress
With Unity Through Music performed in Sarajevo, Maestro Zonic has brought one of the greatest victories of the human spirit!
Dayton Daily News, by W. Stuart McDowell
His music is vast and ranges from grandiose to indescribable; However, the attempt to conquer this vastness musically has been mastered!
“Oberosterereichischen Nachrichten“, National Austrian News, Vienna
“This is not 1968, the flower-power generation, and it is not the famous “Hair.” This is a new song of the children from the burnt Sarajevo boulevards”.
“Vecernji List” National Daily News, Zagreb, Croatia
The circle is remarkably unique!
"Theatre un der Wien", Director Rudi Klausnitzer, Vienna, Austria
A young composer is making art from chaos.
“The Providence” Sunday Journal, USA
This powerful work has become a major production that performed to rave reviews in Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Croatia, and Bosnia. Powerful, electrifying, raw beauty.
London Festival Catalogue, London, England
With Circle, Maestro Zonic has created a powerful tale about the city that lived through immense human suffering!
Posthof Opera House – Linz, Austria