Marko Marković learnt music and played in the brass band of his legendary father Boban Marković. A renowned trumpet player, he has played with great musicians such as Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregović, DJ Shantel, Ivo Papazov and Esma Redžepova. Marko has an innate sense of energy, rhythm and performance and is one of the greatest ambassadors of gypsy music. With his brass band, he is one of the very few artists who is capable of restoring its identity to an atmosphere full of extraordinary vitality combined with a touch of melancholy. He and his father will be reunited on our stage for a concert which is sure to get audiences in the Centre for Fine Arts up on their feet.
These men will show the audience how it is done!
Marko Markovic inherited his love for music from his father, the legendary trumpet king Boban Markovic who has played the trumpet for more than 30 years. In line with the family tradition, Marko started playing the trumpet already before turning five and has been passionately concentrating on the instrument ever since. Marko and Boban have been playing together in an orchestra for years. Marko Markovic has collaborated with many famous musicians such as Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovic, DJ Shantel, Ivo Papazov, Esma Redzepova, etc. He started his own wind instrument orchestra in 2006 and now he is bringing his hot pipes and energetic gypsy music to the world. The Balkans are living and breathing wind instrument music – no wedding or other celebration goes by without a wind instrument orchestra. It is hard to describe, you have to experience it yourself. It is more than music, it is part of their identity, a matter of honour, their essence – it is a living and breathing part of culture. Gypsy music with its exceptionally fast tempo and unbelievably gripping energy has become one of the trademarks of the area. Their characteristic tremendous vitality comes with a marvellously Eastern melancholic soul. The mix of immense energy and longing melancholy does not leave anyone cold.