By Artsvi Bakhchinyan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
YEREVAN/BELGRADE — Katarina Kacunkovic is a Serbian singer, songwriter, producer, vocal educator and radio host. She was born in Belgrade, in the family of famous sculptor Milorad Rasic Rasa, and judge Mirjana Rasic (maiden name Miljkovic) of Serbian-Armenian origin. Her maternal grandmother was Pergrui, the daughter of Tateos Kandikian and Peruz Amerikian, originally from Keghi (near Erzurum), and Constantinople. Although Katarina received classical music education, her solo debut was in 1991 with the Belgrade Radio and Television Jazz Orchestra. During her 30-year professional career, Kacunkovic has collaborated with various local and foreign musicians in different forms (concerts, writing lyrics and music).
In addition, she has been a voice coach, a radio host, and music programmer.
She has published several albums: “Belgrade Jazz Stage 93” (1993), “Erect Woman” (2006), “New Life” (2009), “Tribute to Mirko Souc” (2011), “Ten Endless Stories” (2019), Christmas Cards (2019), performing jazz, blues, soul, and pop songs. She has also made recordings for the Belgrade Radio archive…
Dear Katarina, you are a well-known singer in Serbia. What do you consider as the main achievement in your artistic career?