Kristina Kovač

(Belgrade, November, 10 th November 1974), singer and composer, is currently one of the biggest pop stars in Serbia. She became famous in 2007 when she and her sister Aleksandra Kovač had a hit-single Kolena which spent more than fifteen weeks at Number One on Serbian pop-rock charts and also entered the MTV Adria Top 20. Kristina started to write for TV commercials and set up the Peti element band as well as continuing to compose for other pop singers and television personalities including Tanja Banjanin and Karolina Gočeva. In 2004 she wrote the score for Mi nismo andjeli 2 which enjoyed great public and commercial success.

Aleksandra Kovač

(Belgrade, 30 th September, 1972), singer, composer, songwriter, arranger and producer, was born into a family of musicians. Her father Kornelije Kovač was one of the most successful composers of pop and rock music in former Yugoslavia, and her mother, who died in 2006, was the songwriter Spomenka Kovač. She has two younger sisters; Kristina, born in 1974, also a musician, and Anja, born in 1988, who is an actress. Surrounded by music throughout her childhood, Kovač began playing the piano at the age of fifteen, writing her own material and founded the K2 band with her sister Kristina. As a supporting act the sisters played all over the United Kingdom and in London clubs. Between 1990 and 1995 they had a recording contract with Mismanagement, collaborating with renowned British producers and composers, but after the contract expired they returned to Belgrade and released their first album, K2, which sold seventy thousand copies. They published a second album – Malo soula (Little bit of soul) and after the break-up of the band Aleksandra founded a production team with Roman Goršek, a former member of Playboy. She has written songs for numerous Croatian and Bosnian performers (Nina Badrić, Ivana Kindl, Žak Houdek, Din, Severina, Goran Karan, Boris Novković, Vesna Pisarović, and Sandi Cenov). Her first solo album Med i mleko, arrived in 2006, when she won the Best Adriatic Act Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She has written music for many theatrical productions (Kapetan Džon Piplfoks, Goli kralj, Aždaja i carev sin, Dva carstva), for commercials and TV shows and, with Roman Goršek, she created the soundtrack for the TV series Lisice. At the Joakim Vujić theatre festival, they won the prize for their score for “Tempest “ directed by Jug Radivojević.

Lenka Kılıç

Composer, musicologist,music journalist, graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno in Musicology (1996) and in 2003 presented her doctoral dissertation on Galina Ustvolskaya. In 1997 she completed composition studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno with František Emmert, presenting her orchestral work Kvítí milodějné (A Love Awaking Flowers) and the thesis “Silence in music”. Her works have been performed in FORFEST in Kroměříž, Mladé Pódium in Karlovy Vary, Gegenwelten in Heidelberg, Moravian Autumn, Komponistinnen und Ihr Werk in Kassel, Neue Musik Termine in Köln, Hudební současnost in Ostrava, Setkávání nové hudby plus in Brno and Pohyb, zvuk, prostor in Opava. She works as composer and music supervisor with many Czech theatres including the production for the Husa theatre of Cirkus aneb Se mnou smrt a kůň from March 1999 until March 2008. Her music has been presented and broadcast in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and the USA.