Marko Kon & MilaanCipela or Shoe in English will be brought to stage by an interesting group of people from Serbia this year. From performers to ballet dancers, this group has them all!
Marko Kon - composer, lyricist, arranger, producer and performer
Born on April 20, 1972. He founded his first band when he was nine years old. He plays the clarinet, pipe, saxophone, guitar, bass guitar and drums.
He met Aleksandar Kobac and they formed one of the most successful tandems in the history of Serbian popular music. He wrote more than 800 songs for numerous popular musicians and sang backup vocals on over 1,000 recordings.
Together with the band Flamingosi, Marko won Beovizija 2006. He was a co-arranger and co-producer of the song performed by Stefan Filipovic who represented Montenegro at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. He has made his singing debut with the song Shoe.
Marko Kon had short hair until he was thirty years old although he always wanted to let it grow. His wish finally came true. His hair is naturally curly and every thread acts on its own initiative.
Marko Kon was born on the same day, in the same year and in the same city as former Serbia's representative Zeljko Joksimovic. Although physically quite different, Marko and Zeljko are related in a very interesting way. They were both born in Belgrade, on 20th of April, 1972.
Zeljko Joksimovic represented Serbia & Montenegro at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul and finished second with the song Lane Moje. Today, the sensibility of his music is recognized throughout Europe. At the same time, Zeljko is considered one of the most successful composers with great Eurovision experience. Therefore, Marko was extremely honored when his song received 12 points from Zeljko Joksimovic, who was a member of the jury in the Serbian national final Beovizija 2009.
Milan Nikolic, instrumentalist and composer
Born in Jagodina on the 2nd of July. He spent his childhood in Paris where he started studying music. He finished Secondary Music School (accordion) in Pancevo and graduated from the Music Conservatory in Paris (2004). He won the award as the best accordionist of Serbia several times. Milan performed at numerous concerts and accompanied famous singers. He has released five solo albums of instrumental music. He has been working with Kon and Kobac for the last couple of years. The song Shoe is the result of their successful cooperation. He lives and works in Belgrade.
Ljubisa Dincic - backup vocalist and dancer
Born on the 19th of May, 1968. He finished Secondary Music School, Department of Solo Singing. Ljubisa graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade. He was a member of several well-known Belgrade choirs and the Serbian Military Choir. He occasionally sings in the choir of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation RTS. He has been a choir soloist at the Pozoriste Na Terazijama since 1993 and appeared in films, TV series and plays.
Igor Knezevic - backup vocalist and dancer
Igor was born in Kladovo on the 28th of March, 1973. He is a fourth-year student at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. He worked as an English teacher, interpreter and took part in cartoon synchronizations. Igor was a member of the Braca Baruh Choir for ten years. He lives in Belgrade and works as an operator.
Jovan Sejnjanovic - backup vocalist and dancer
Jovan was born in Kladovo on the 29th of May, 1971. He entered the world of music as a soloist of a children's choir. Choir singing has been his passion ever since. He was a member of the most famous Belgrade choirs. He sang backup vocals for numerous music stars. He is also one of the founders of the Arts & Norma Association aimed at protecting the rights of musicians and struggling against piracy. He is a fourth-year student at the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade.
Katarina Gromilic - ballet dancer
Born in Belgrade on the 18th of April, 1983. She attended the ballet school Lujo Davico and graduated in 2002.
She became a member of the Ballet Ensemble of the Pozoriste Na Terazijama and performed in numerous plays such as Chicago and Cabaret. She has participated in the Beovizija Music Festival since 2005 as a ballet dancer and performed with famous pop musicians.
Katarina appeared in numerous commercials, video clips and shows. She took part in the movie The Blue Danube by Darko Bajic. As a member of the Ballet Ensemble, she participated in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Belgrade. She performed with Marija Serifovic, the winner of the 2007 edition of the contest.
She is a fourth-year student at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.