Boris Kovač (1955) is a composer, instrumentalist and multimedia artist from the Vojvodina region, the northern part of Yugoslavia. He composes music for chamber groups he rehearses and leads, moreover many of his projects are to some extent connected with theatre. During the period from 1991 until 1995 he used to live and work in Italy, Slovenia and Austria.
In 1996 Boris moved back to Serbia, where he led several new projects in which were involved his RITUAL NOVA ensemble, LaDaABa orchest, La Campanella orchestra, Chamber Theatre of Music OGLEDALO, Academy of Fine Skills.
He engaged himself also in the work with students, in order to re-establish the contemporary music/theatre scene in his country.
His ensembles performed more than 500 concerts in about 250 festivals of World/New/Jazz Music in around 30 countries, travelling through 4 continents.
His albums were 3 times in the Top 10 of the European Broadcast Union (World Music Charts Europe). In August 2005 the album “World after history” reached the second position; the album The LastBalkan Tango was chosen among the best "50 essential albums ever” by the popular Songlines magazine.
Boris Kovač got the biggest Serbian theatre prize -STERIJA AWARD for music in the year 2007 for the play “Nahod Simeon”.
In the year 2008 he received the prize for the best music from the Cinema City festival for the soundtrack of the movie “Na lepom plavom Dunavu – The Beautiful Blue Danube”.
His DVD “Before and after Apocalypse”, received the prize of the German Critics Association.
In the year 2009 Boris composed the music for “White, white World”, a fiction film directed by Oleg Novković . This soundtrack got the award from Serbian film Centre (voted by the film critics), as the Best Soundtrack in Serbia for 2010, proving that Kovac is excellent choice to compose music for film and theatre..
The Last Balkan Tango
Label: Piranha CD-PIR 1573
Distribution in France: Night & Day.