BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Tijana Djuricic is a soprano, PR manager, journalist, manager in arts and culture and theoretician of arts and media from Belgrade, Serbia. As a singer, she is a member of the UMUS and works as an Independent Performer. Due to her stage presence, language skills and warm, colourful voice, she earned a reputation of a well-received opera and concert singer. After the primary and secondary music school (Prof. Andjela Saramandic, Prof. Olivera Jovanovic) and the tours with the ensemble Operetika (Prof. Ljubica Zivkovic), Tijana organized and performed more than 80 solo recitals and over 150 concerts (Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Macedonia). Enrolling at the Faculty of Music, University of Belgrade as the first on the list, she had the privilege to work with Prof. Nikola Kitanovski (tenor). Djuricic graduated from the Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac in 2010. as a student of the famous soprano, Prof. Radmila Bakocevic. Afterwards, she continued to hone her interpretational skills with the favorite soprano of Herbert von Karajan, Bulgarian diva, Anna Tomowa Sintow. Tijana has won prizes from all domestic singing competitions: Republic competition, Vojislav Vuckovic, Nikola Cvejic, Laza Jovanovic. And has worked with following conductors: Fermani, Medakovic, Tasic, Janoski, Savic, Injac, Nesic, Spasic. In 2010th Djuricic made her debut as a Stanka, the lead female role in the first Serbian opera Na uranku by S tanislav Binicki in Knjazevsko-Srpski Theatre, Kragujevac. Since than she has been working on various projects: Way to Bel canto, Haydn in London, Robert Schumann Festival, Viva l'opera, Passion Espanola, Music of the Hearth, Light and Sounds, Puccini Magic, EU Play, Weill for a Penny, Cabaret Speak low... With the help of Jugokoncert, Company Bene and the Serbian Embassy in Tokyo, Tijana confirmed successful cooperation with colleagues from Sweden (Djuro Zivkovic, composer), Japan (Jun-ichiro Taku, flute, Tai, Kozakura, Haruyuki...) and Serbia (Jovan Bogosavljevic, violin, Milica Sekulic, the piano), in the project Contemporary Music of Serbia and Japan (Tokyo 2011). For a humanitarian concert (named KIBOU, "hope") dedicated to Japan and the Japanese people in Kolarac Grand Hall (May 2011), Djuricic performed the premier of a piece of Hideki Kozakura El canto quiere ser luz. During 2013th with the project Wordly Circle of Serbia Tijana gives lectures and performances in Tokyo and Nagoya, underlining the contemporary music trends of both cultures. Tijana worked with contemporary artist Andrija Pavlovic, creating a Project Sound Clothes in 2015th. This interesting project was selected among others for the National Representation of Serbia on Prague Quadrennial 2015. In an fierce competition, Serbia won a golden medal in a brand new category of Provoking Dialogue. Last two years she dedicated to cabaret music by performed music of Kurt Weill around the globe. She is keen on different stage expressions and will crown the last project Cabaret Speak Low by recording and the amazing new start of collaborating with Ana Gnjatovic. Premier of their theater set A Weill Ago will be held in Paris, Serbian Cultural Centre (KIC) in April 2017th. Project is supported by Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia.
As a professional journalist and manager in art, culture and mass media, Tijana teaches as the Assistant Professor at the NOVA Academy of Arts in Belgrade and Faculty of Technical Science (Scen Design) in Novi Sad. She finished two years of Interdisciplinary phd studies dedicated to Theory of Art and Media at the University of Arts in Belgrade and is currently writing her thesis Theory of Voice at the Faculty of Media and Communication. Since 2012th, she has been a PR manager of the Regional Office of the German National Tourist Board.