Ivana Bilić

IVANA BILIĆ is an internationally recognized marimba virtuoso and a versatile percussion artist.

She regularly appears as soloist with European orchestras (Danish Radio Symphony, W. Lutoslawski Philharmonic, Pannon Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Dohnany Symphony…) and on international music festivals (Music Biennale Zagreb, Musicora Paris, Melos Ethos Bratislava, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Julian Rachlin and Friends…) Her concert activities include recitals, crossover projects, contemporary stage productions, cd recording sessions, appearances at live tv shows and cooperations with artists and ensembles in Europe, USA and South America, in halls such as as the Merkin Hall in New York, Palacio de las Bellas Artes in Mexico City and Franz Liszt Hall in Budapest .

Ms Bilić has received all the major Croatian performers`awards. For many years she has been the solo timpanist of the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radiotelevision.

Ivana regularly gives marimba clinics and masterclasses and serves as jury member at international competitions in USA, South America and Europe (Keiko Abe Marimba Academy Lausanne, Amsterdam Marimba Weekend, Santa Fe Marimba Festival, Marimba International Festival and Conference in Minneapolis, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, PASIC, jury member of Linz, Salzburg, Stuttgart and Paris Marimba Competitions, Festival de marimbistas, Chiapas, Mexico, Belgium Marimba Competition and Festival etc).

In 2008, in cooperation with the Samobor Autumn Music Festival she has founded an annual percussion festival called Ivana Bilic Marimba Week (IBMW).

Since 2014 Ivana is regularly performing with Nikola Krbanyevitch in I.N.K. Experiment Duo with special focus on stage projects and collaborations with other artists.

A pupil of Igor Lešnik she currently teaches at the Zagreb Academy of Music.

Ivana performs, arranges and co-edits new works for percussion and she is the author of several pieces published by Edition Svitzer, Malletworks and Cantus.

Ivana is a Marimba one artist with her own signature line of mallets