|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Maestro Edin Dino Zonic was born and raised in Olympic city of Sarajevo, in the area of the world known as Bosnia and Herzegovina. But the Sarajevo of Dino’s youth, once hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful cities did not remain so. The terrible ravages of the war and aggression would terrorize the people and scar this once proud capital. The war profoundly affected the course of Dino Zonic’s life and career. This life altering experience would inspire Maestro Zonic to dedicate his work to the service of life affirming music; music that bridges cultural, national and religious barriers to bring a universal message of peace and hope to all people.
Named as Cultural Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina he rose from that war to become The Balkans’ most prominent composer, conductor, and director; creating deeply emotional, highly kinetic, and powerfully dynamic productions.
Maestro Zonic was awarded the 2006 Golden Karma Award for Philanthropic works, as further testament to his dedication to promoting global peace. He joins the ranks of honorees including Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Angelina Jolie, Jane Seymour, Muhammad Ali, and several other philanthropic leaders. He is the first to be recognized for his efforts in uniting the world through music.