29 July 1962 |
Osijek, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia (present-day Osijek, Republic of Croatia)
|Genres||Pop, Folk, Soft rock|
|Member of Parliament for the 4th electoral district|
11 January 2008 – 19 November 2008
|Prime Minister||Ivo Sanader|
|Succeeded by||Berislav Rončević|
|Political party||Croatian Democratic Union (2007-2012)
|Spouse(s)||Kim Škoro (m. 1989)|
|Alma mater||University of Osijek|
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. In 2004, his song Milo moje won the Croatian Musicians Union's annual award for hit song. His 2005 album, Svetinja, sold over 20,000 copies.
Government and Politics
From 1995 to 1997 Škoro was the Croatian general consul to Hungary. On 30 October 2007 he joined the Croatian Democratic Union, becoming a candidate on 2007 parliamentary elections and won election to parliament.
Music festival appearances
Festivals won are in bold.
- Daleko je kuća moja, Herzegovinian Radio Festival 2007
- Šil, dil, daj, Croatian Radio Festival 2007
- Golubica, Zlatne žice Slavonije 2005
- Vrime, Split Festival 2005
- Svetinja, Croatian Radio Festival 2005
- Četri vitra, Split Festival 2003
- Milo moje, Croatian Radio Festival 2003
- Sve od Drave, pa do Jadrana, Zlatne Žice Požege 2002
- Reci, brate moj, MHJ 2002
- Dida, Etnofest Neum 2001
- Maria de la Lovrez, Croatian Radio Festival 2001
- Ptica samica, Etnofest Neum 1999
- Što te imam, moj živote, Croatian Radio Festival 1999
- Lako ćemo mi, Požega 1998
- Čovjek sunčani, MHJ 1994
- Ne dirajte mi ravnicu – 1992
- Miroslav Škoro i Ravnica – 1993
- Sitan vez – 1996
- Miroslav Škoro, uživo – 1998
- Ptica samica – 1999
- Slagalica – 2001
- Milo moje – 2003
- Svetinja – 2005
- Sve najbolje – 2007
- "Moje Boje" – 2008
- Miroslav Škoro profile, svastara.com; accessed 3 August 2015.
- 16 zlatnih hitova - 1992 - Najbolji Hrvatski Tamburaši (Zlatni Dukati); accessed 15 December 2015.
- Ciglenecki, Drazen; Vejnovic, Sasa (3 May 2003). "Farewell With Political Messages Of Retired Generals". Novilist. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Profile, Status-Onlinehgu.hr; accessed 3 August 2015.
- Glazbeni kutak, volavje.hr; accessed 3 August 2015.
- Miroslav Škoro Biography
- "Miroslav Škoro" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Retrieved 23 August 2012.