Miroslav Škoro

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Miroslav Škoro
Born (1962-07-29) 29 July 1962 (age 54)
Osijek, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia (present-day Osijek, Republic of Croatia)
Genres Pop, Folk, Soft rock
Occupation(s) Singer, politician
Years active 1989–present
Website www.skoro.hr
Miroslav Škoro
Member of Parliament for the 4th electoral district
In office
11 January 2008 – 19 November 2008
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader
Succeeded by Berislav Rončević
Personal details
Political party Croatian Democratic Union (2007-2012)
Independent (2012-)
Spouse(s) Kim Škoro (m. 1989)
Children Ivana
Matija
Alma mater University of Osijek
Religion Roman Catholic

Miroslav Škoro (born 29 July 1962, Osijek) is a Croatian musician and politician. His music is characterized by its traditional tamburitza sound, updated to appeal to a contemporary pop audience.

He was elected in the 2007 election to serve as a Member of Parliament for the Croatian Democratic Union, taking office on 11 January 2008. He resigned from office[why?] on 19 November 2008 and was replaced in his seat by Berislav Rončević.

Biography[edit]

Škoro, born in Osijek, completed an engineering degree at the University of Osijek. He subsequently spent some time in the United States of America where he attended two years at the Community College of Allegheny County.[1] During his time in the United States, he co-wrote his first album Ne dirajte mi ravnicu with Pennsylvania native and tamburitza master Jerry Grcevich.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

He emerged onto the Croatian music scene with the debut Ne dirajte mi ravnicu and produced a song of the same name which would go on to be one of the most famous Croatian songs. The tambura group Zlatni dukati released their own cover of the song that same year.[2] In 2002 Škoro collaborated with Marko Perković on the song Reci, brate moj ("Tell me, my brother"), the year after collaboration was renewed in the single "Sude mi"("[They're] putting me on trial"), dedicated to former Croatian general Ante Gotovina. Škoro performed the song in a 2003 concert in Zagreb after which he broke into tears.[citation needed]

Business[edit]

He was president of Croatia Records, the largest record company in the country. In 2003, Škoro was a judge in Story Supernova Music Talents, a reality show aired on Nova TV. In 2003, he sang "Mate" [clarification needed] at the funeral of General Janko Bobetko.[3] In 2004, his song Milo moje won the Croatian Musicians Union's annual award for hit song.[4] His 2005 album, Svetinja, sold over 20,000 copies.[5]

Government and Politics[edit]

From 1995 to 1997 Škoro was the Croatian general consul to Hungary.[6] On 30 October 2007 he joined the Croatian Democratic Union, becoming a candidate on 2007 parliamentary elections and won election to parliament.[7]

Music festival appearances[edit]

Festivals won are in bold.

Discography[edit]

  1. Ne dirajte mi ravnicu – 1992
  2. Miroslav Škoro i Ravnica – 1993
  3. Sitan vez – 1996
  4. Miroslav Škoro, uživo – 1998
  5. Ptica samica – 1999
  6. Slagalica – 2001
  7. Milo moje – 2003
  8. Svetinja – 2005
  9. Sve najbolje – 2007
  10. "Moje Boje" – 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miroslav Škoro profile, svastara.com; accessed 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ 16 zlatnih hitova - 1992 - Najbolji Hrvatski Tamburaši (Zlatni Dukati); accessed 15 December 2015.
  3. ^ Ciglenecki, Drazen; Vejnovic, Sasa (3 May 2003). "Farewell With Political Messages Of Retired Generals". Novilist. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Profile, Status-Onlinehgu.hr; accessed 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ Glazbeni kutak, volavje.hr; accessed 3 August 2015.
  6. ^ Miroslav Škoro Biography
  7. ^ "Miroslav Škoro" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 

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