Vesna Pisarović

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Vesna Pisarović
Birth nameVesna Pisarović
Born (1978-04-09) 9 April 1978 (age 41)
Brčko, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
OriginCroatia
GenresPop, Teen pop 1997–2006
Jazz 2012–present
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, Vocal
Years active1997–present
Websitevesnapisarovic.me

Vesna Pisarović (born 9 April 1978) is a Croatian pop and jazz singer. Before starting her career as a jazz musician in Berlin, Germany, she was one of the most popular female singers in former Yugoslavia countries, and the darling of the people.

Life and career[edit]

1978—1999: Early life[edit]

Pisarović was born in Brčko, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia and grew up in Požega, Croatia, a part of the same country until she was 13. From her earliest childhood she attended a music school, where she played the flute, sang in choirs and participated in various music contests.

In the mid-1990s she moved to Zagreb, Croatia, where she graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.[1] She began singing in clubs and writing songs. In 1997, while performing at the Croatian festival Zadarfest, she met Milana Vlaović. Vlaović started to write songs for Vesna.

2000—2002: Breakthrough and the Eurovision Songs Contest[edit]

In 2002 Vesna Pisarović won the annual Dora festival, the event that determines Croatia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song "Everything I Want" placed 11th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.[2][3] She wrote the song "In the Disco" for the Bosnian vocalist Deen, which represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.

2016—2019: Naša velika pjesmarica and Petit Standard[edit]

Pisarović's eighth studio and third jazz album, Petit Standard, was released in March 2019 through the German jazz label Jazzwerkstatt.[4] She embarked on her Petit Standard Tour later in July.[5]

2020—present: Upcoming ninth studio album[edit]

On 5 October 2019 in an interview with Narodni radio Pisarović revealed that she has been working on her upcoming pop album since 2006.[6] Since then she has written over 30 songs.[7] The recording process for the album will start in early 2020.[8]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee / work Result Ref.
2018 Porin Parlour Album of the Year Naša velika pjesmarica / The Great Yugoslav Songbook Nominated [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vesna Pisarović: Suprug je podržao moj zaokret prema jazzu" (in Croatian). 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Vesna Pisarović: Kad mi se plastični nokat zabio u vrata ormara, zapitala sam se neke stvari…". ravnododna (in Croatian). 6 March 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Ljetna turneja 'Pjesmarice' Vesne Pisarović". pdv.com.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Vesna Pisarović za Narodni o odlasku iz Hrvatske". Narodni radio (in Croatian). 4 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Nevjerojatno glazbeno izdanje Vesne Pisarović u dnevnom boravku!". eZadar (in Croatian). 4 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Vesna Pisarović najavila povratak na scenu". zagreb.info (in Croatian). 4 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Vesna Pisarović i Kozmodrum nominirani za nagradu Porin" (in Croatian). pdv.com.hr. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Vanna
with Strings of My Heart
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Claudia Beni
with Više nisam tvoja