Boban Markovic Orkestar
Boban Markovic began playing professionally in an orchestra at the age of 16, and went on to put together his own orchestra at the age of 20 years old. Boban Markovic was then ready to compete at the Guca festival.
Guca has been the home and destination for the most important brass band competition in Former Yugoslavia and some say the world, every year since 1961. There isn’t a bigger satisfaction for a musician than to become the “first trumpet” of the Guca festival.
Boban started to take part in the Guca competition in 1984, succeeding in winning the “first trumpet” in 1988, and has gone on to win 5 more times since. In 1995 Boban received the “Trumpet Maestro Prize”, the most valuable recognition that a brass musician can aim for in the Balkans and in 2006 he was nominated “Ambassador of the Guca Competition,” becoming one of the most important personalities in Balkan brass band music. Boban Markovic has earned a great reputation not only in his home country of Serbia, but around the world.
Emir Kusturica, and the most famous Balkan composer Goran Bregovic, invited him to record the music for the soundtrack of the movies “Underground” and “Arizona Dream”. One of the most important awards for him is that famous British SongLines magazine listed him as the only trumpet player on their list 50 All time best instrumentalist in the world.
Boban’s international career started in 1999. Since then, he and his orchestra have performed all over Europe, the U.S. and Israel. Boban’s destiny was to be a trumpet player. A brilliant one. The king.
Thanks to the Woodford Folk Festival The “Boban Markovic Orkestar” finally make their way to Australia!. One of the major acts at this years festival and an opportunity for fans in Melbourne, Sydney and The Gold Coast to attend exclusive sideshows.
This will be an amazing opportunities to see one of the most recognised trumpeters in the world along with his full orchestra, live in person!
Boban Markovic’s 14th Album ‘MRAK’ is now available , worldwide.