Pianist Branka Parlić is one of the most prominent interpreters
of contemporary classical music in the world. She graduated from
the Belgrade University of Musical Arts in the late 1970s and studies
under Professor Olga Mihailović. She later honed her craft at the
Summer Music Academy in Nice under Professor Pierre Sancan of the
Paris Conservatory. While studying, she also cofounded the well-known
Ensemble for Different New Music.
Taking on the task of presenting the cycle of the legendary Phillip
Glass’ “Metamorphosis,” is probably the most challenging task in
the sphere of contemporary minimalism since Parlic’s classical undertaking
of Erik Satie’s ''Gnossiennes'' in the 1980s. The album which she
released back then, called “Inities,” was the first album that contained
one of Satie’s compositions ever recorded here.
Branka Parlić premiered the Glass piece in Novi Sad in 2004 and
the performance of “Metamorphosis 2” recorded at this show is broadcasted
regularly on prestigious English TV channel Classics FM.
Branka Parlić has performed in Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, France
and Macedonia in the past two years, playing pieces by Satie, Glass
and Michael Nyman.