Graduated from the Music Academy
in Zagreb in the class of Professor Darko Petrinjak. As a guitar
professor, he has been working for many years in Music school Pavla
Markovca. Currently, he is an Lecturer at Music Academy in Zagreb and
a Associate Professor at Faculty of Art in Pristina. He educated
generations of young guitarists among which are those who won
valuable awards at national and international competitions and who
are now recognized artists and music teachers.
Participant in many renowned
European festivals and competitions, as: Anna Amalia in Weimar
(Germany), Guitar Art Festival (Serbia), Enrico Mercatali in Gorizia
(Italy), Morska Sobota and Svirel in Slovenia, Sarajevo Guitar Fest,
Split Guitar Fest, Porečki Tirando, Omiš Guitar Fest, Daleki akordi,…
In 2004 he received Croatian Society of Music and Dance Teachers
Annual Award. From 2003 to 2009 he was the head of professional
council for guitar pedagogues and a mentor to many young teachers.
Sahatxhija is the President of Croatian Society of Guitar Teachers
and since 2009 the Principal of Music School in Novska. In addition
to regular teaching work he also leads the International Summer
Guitar School in Pucisca and Milna on Brac and in Porec as well.
Since 2015 he is Artistic Director of Peja International Guitar
Festival, in Peja (Kosovo). Besides being a jury member at many
national and international competitions, he also performs solo and as
a member of various chamber ensembles in Croatia and abroad.