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BOBAN and MARKO MARKOVIC

BOBAN and MARKO MARKOVIC

Boban Marković is a Serbian Romani trumpet player and brass ensemble leader, frequently recognized as the greatest trumpet player to emerge from the Balkans. He and his brass band have received world acclaim and won numerous awards. The Boban Marković Orchestra has been one of the leading Balkan Brass Band in Serbia over the last 17 years. They are from Vladičin Han, Southern Serbia, which can be heard clearly in their music. They have won several of the most important prizes ("Golden Trumpet", "First Trumpet" and "The Best Orchestra") at the Guča trumpet festival, called "Dragačevski Sabor", which has been held every August in Central Serbia's town of Guča, since 1961. In Guča, at “Dragačevski Sabor 2001” Boban Marković won “The First Trumpet”, which is officially the best and most coveted prize of the festival. It was the first time ever that any musician received all five “10” scores from every jury member. Since winning, he has decided to stop competing.
Boban Marković's son, Marko, has played with the band since 2002 and is now the band leader and main soloist. Marko was said to practice ten hours a day before joining with the band. Marko Marković also played the role of Romeo in the music film Gucha - Distant Trumpet by Dušan Milić.

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