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Branka Parlic

In 1988, Branka Parlic made the first recording in the former Yugoslavia of Erik Satie's piano works, titled Initiés. This was followed by concerts in Novi Sad, Belgrade and Ljubljana (Slovenia). The record had an exceptionally good reception all over the former Yugoslavia.

The same year she had participation in the recording Disillusioned! by Mitar Subotic alias Rex Ilusivii featuring featuring "Thanx Mr. Rorschach" - 10 ambients on Satie's music.

In 1999 she added six new piano pieces to the Initiés and released with the title Initiés '88 - Initiés '99. This recording was followed by concerts in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad, Podgorica (Montenegro), Banja Luka, Belgrade and Cacak.

Branka Parlic was born in Tetovo, Macedonia (ex Yugoslavia) in 1955. Her mother gave her the first piano lesson at the age of 7. In the 1970's she performed in a newly formed ensemble minimalistic music with numerous concerts. In 1980 she took a master class with professor Pierre Sancan, Nice, France. Now, she lives in Novi Sad, Vojvodina and teach as piano professor at the Academy of arts. She likes mostly to play Satie, Poulenc, Haydn and Bach and prefers to listen to minimalistic music: F. Glas, M. Nyman, G. Bryars, W. Martens, A. Pärt etc. She performs works by Satie in numerous concerts throughout the former Yugoslavia and will perform in Belgrade the complete Vexations on May 17, 2001.

Her interpretation of Satie's works has some similarities to the slower interpretations by Reinbert de Leeuw and Aleksander Rojc. Music sample from her Initiés '88 - Initiés '99:
mp3 format - mpeg (543 KB) | ra format - realaudio (326 KB)

E-mail: bparlic@ptt.yu.