Branka Parlić, piano (Serbia, Novi Sad)
Pianist Branka Parlić is one of the most prominent interpreters of contemporary music in thе ex Yugoslavian region. She graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade, in the late 1970s, studies under Professor Olga Mihailović. She later honed her craft at the Summer Music Academy in Nice under Paris Conservatory Professor Pierre Sancan. Since 1986 she has devoted her work to the music by French composer Erik Satie as well as to 20th and 21st Century New Music – Minimalism and Post Minimalism. She has released the vinyl Initiés (1988) and the CD Initiés ’88 - Initiés ‘99 with the music by French composer Erik Satie and the CD Metamorphosis (2004) with Philip Glass’s piano pieces. Her CD’s and concert videos are regularly broadcasted on major Radio and Television in Region as well as on the British C Music TV. Her new vinyl record Satie & Beyond was released in January 2014, by Sing-Sing Studios in Holland, presenting the piano pieces by Erik Satie, Graham Fitkin, Jeroen van Veen and Philip Glass. Branka Parlić has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Germany, France, Austria, Macedonia, Croatia, Hungary, Switzerland, Holland and England. She acts as a prominent promoter of the New Music in the Region. She is a piano teacher at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad. Since 2006 she is Artistic director of the concert serial dedicated to the New Music New Ears for New Music in Novi Sad.