TijanaThere is no doubt that Tijana was born to perform on big stage. She is well known as a singer, a cellist and an actress. Tijana’s motto is "The sky’s the limit – nothing is impossible."
Tijana Dapčević was born into a music family in Skopje. Her father is a music professor, her mother was an opera prima donna and her sister Tamara is also a popular singer from F.Y.R Macedonia. Tamara will perform as Tijana’s backing vocalist in Copenhagen.
Tijana started to play cello when she was seven years old. She graduated from the faculty of Music in Skopje where she got profession of a cello teacher. Tijana played in the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and in the international orchestra of Leipzig.
Her media career began in 1993 when she started her work on the F.Y.R. Macedonian Radio and TV. Tijana’s breakthrough in her pop career began in 1994 when the singer revealed her first hit. Afterwards, she has published five music albums and recorded many songs with a lot of regional pop stars. Besides pop music, Tijana is engaged as a theatre actress.
She is beloved for her charm and openness by fans through the Balkans: F.Y.R. Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.
5 things you didn’t know about Tijana
1. Passion for acting
Tijana's long-time wish was to get a role in a movie or in a theatrical performance. Last year this dream came true and she got her first role! Tijana was so successful that she got two more roles two months later.
To answer the frequently asked question "Is Tijana is better at singing or acting?", she replies:
"When I'm on stage, it feels like home. That's the most important to me, no matter if I'm singing or acting because being on stage makes me happy."
2. She found her soulmate at a basketball game
Tijana isn't really into sports. Actually, she doesn't find sport interesting at all. However, she met her husband on a basketball court!
There was a Basketball Cup in Sombor, where Tijana came to visit her cousin and friends. As they all wanted to watch the game, she couldn't do anything but join them. That was the moment when Tijana set eyes on Milan, who was on the court, playing for his team. Later that day, they've met in the club and went on a date. A month after they got married.
3. First Money
After Tijana graduated from the Faculty of Music in Skopje, she started playing cello in the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and earned her first salary... and spent it on boots.
4. "I want Tamara"
While the other girls were asking their parents for Barbie dolls, Tijana was begging hers for Tamara. No, she didn't say she wanted a sister or a brother, she was really specific: "I want Tamara!" - and she didn't quit asking until she's got what she wanted.
Tamara and Tijana have always been very close and if you needed proof of an irreplaceable love, you need look no further than these sisters.
5. And the Oscar goes to…
If every actor dreams about winning an Oscar, we could say that every musician dreams about singing in some of the largest concert venues or performing at big music festivals or contests. Tijana didn't have to dream about becoming a musician - she was born one. Her dreams were on stage.
She always gives her best into everything she does. "If something has to be done, we will either do it perfectly or won't do it at all", - that's what Tijana always says and that thought has led her to winning prizes at many competitions and festivals.
Now it's time to start packing the bags for Denmark and making a great party on stage. And the Oscar? Next year!