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Mr. Karolic playing Transverse FluteDragan 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.

Among 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.


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