Multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, composer and singer Slobodan Trkulja has established himself on the musical scene as a charismatic performer whose singing and musical mastery captivates audiences around the world. He plays 15 instruments, his music carries a timeless message. Critics have dubbed Slobodan as “one of the most beautiful male voices of the Balkans” (NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands), a “male version of Le Mystery des Voix Bulgaires” (Balkan Insight), a “player with infectious energy and talent, causing the audience to surrender completely” (Trouw, Netherlands).
As the frontman and founder of the group Balkanopolis, Slobodan collaborated and performed with notable jazz and symphonic orchestras including Grammy Award winning Metropole Orchestra from Holland, Belgrade Philharmonic, Jazz Orchestra of Concertgebouw and Eddy Martinez Latin Big Band, to name a few. Guest artists who appeared with Slobodan & Balkanopolis at his concerts include fado diva Mariza (Portugal), Oleta Adams (USA), Yorgos Dalaras (Greece), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Mayssa Karaa (Lebanon/USA), Pelageya (Russia), Josipa Lisac (Croatia) and others. Balkanopolis’ latest album “Kingdom of Balkanopolis”, produced and recorded in Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in England, had its premiere in May 2015 at Belgrade Arena, the second largest indoor venue in Europe in front of jubilant 10,000 people. Besides being known for his music, Slobodan is also known for his humanitarian work and special music performances for babies and toddlers.