Dragan Karolic was born in Belgrade, Serbia,
where he started his studies in flute, voice and
piano. Very early he discovered his affinity for
early music, and this encouraged him to continue
his education in Rome, Vienna and London. After
he graduated with high honors, Mr. Karolic participated
in numerous master classes, with world-wide famous
artists such as (voice) E. Kirkby, D. Thomas, K.
Mertens, B. Schlick, H. v. d. Kamp, J. Feldman,
I. Poulenard, (transverse flute) L. Beznosiuk, K.
Hünteler, W. Hazelzet, B. Kuijken, (recorder) H.
M. Linde, C. Pehrsson and N. Hadden.
Until 1991, when he permanently moved to live and
work in Germany , he was a member of the early music
ensembles Renaissance (1979-1991), Musica Antiqua
Belgrade (1984-1989) and Baroque Consort (1986-1991).
During 1989 he cooperated with the Elisabethan Consort,
London, under the direction of Robert Spencer. Mr.
Karolic was the co-founder of the Belgrade Early
Music Festival in 1991, as well as the Studio
for Early Music. Between 1991 and 1996 he was
a soloist of the Telemann Chamber Orchestra in Blankenburg,
Germany. Since 1997, Dragan Karolic is active as
a vocal soloist and at the same time he teaches
recorder at the Georg
Friedrich Händel Konservatorium in Halle. In
1998 he founded the ensemble "Cantare e sonare",
with whom he recorded a CD
"Bella Italia" (early baroque Italian love songs).
Since 2001 he is a member of the Gewandhaus Chamber
Choir in Leipzig and a regular guest soloist of
the ensemble New
Trinity Baroque, based in Atlanta, USA.
notable appearances Mr. Karolic sung principal bass
role in Stradella´s L´Academia d`Amore, under the
direction of Steven Stubbs in 1999 in Bremen. In 2000
he appeared in a Baroque pasticcio opera, at the Court
Theater built by Friedrich II "the Great" in Potsdam
near Berlin. As soloist and member of ensembles, Dragan
Karolic participated in over a thousand concerts in
the USA, England, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria,
Germany, Poland, Chech Republic, Bulgaria, Israel,
Syria and Cyprus. He appeared on radio and television
many times, and recorded over a dozen CDs, audio cassettes
and videos. Mr. Karolic is also an active composer
and musicologist, interested in research and editing
of forgotten manuscripts of Baroque composers.