Ljiljana Rančić

Alias Madam Piano, (Belgrade, 18th September, 1972), composer, songwriter, singer, and teacher studied violin at the Music Academy in Sarajevo but has also taught jazz singing in the Stanković High School of Music in Belgrade. She began her career in 1991 as a soloist in the Belgrade Big Band – Jazz Orchestra of the Radio Television Belgrade, and successively worked with actress Ana Sofrenović. As a composer of music and lyrics for pop, jazz and ethno music, she recorded her first album, Landscapes, in 1997. Although this album did not achieve financial success, it was praised by music critics and the general public who appreciated the high quality performances. Her next album, Wonderland, presented ethno-music from different territories combined with a commercial sound. Especially popular was her song, Eternal love, performed in duet with Italian cantauthor Franko Mazi. She received her first professional prize for the album, Zlatni melos. During her career she has worked with many famous musicians from Serbia and abroad including Bora Dugić, Bojan Zulfikarpašić, Julien Loro, Vasil Hadžimanov and Slobodan Trkulja. In her list of works: Moonlight (1994), Landscape, for piano and orchestra (1994), Tara (1995), Sailing ship (1997), My Jasmine (1998), Do you know (2001), If you were not (2001), Spirts of the Earth, soundtrack for film of same name (2001), Junga (2001), Your Kingdom of Heaven (2001).