Ivana was a delight to work with and truly demonstrates professional and artistic talent in her voice and music. She wowed the Town Hall BIRMINGHAM audience with her soulful renditions of Precious lord and Motherless child. You could hear a pin drop when she began singing and the audience quickly warmed to her personality & sweet vocal tones. May she continue to reap international success. She is very much welcome to join us again any time.
Maxine Brooks Director
Birmingham Community Gospel Choir
Ivana Galic showed a great talent for music and singing since earliest age. During her classical vocal training in the class of mezzo-soprano Rahilka Burzevska she sang in church choir Palma. After finishing her studies at The Department of Teacher Education Studies of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia, she was granted The Staples Trust, Sainsbury Trust and Frankopan Fund scholarships to study with Elisabeth Robson at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London which was named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom and wider.
As soloist of the choir and solo artist she performed in Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Finland, Ukranie, France Germany, Slovenia, Norway, England, Kenya, USA, Croatia (St.Catherine Church Zagreb, Church of Sacred Jesus Heart, St.Antun Padovaski Church St.Jeronim Church Zagreb Mary's Meals concert, Avoice4Peace St.Blaz Church Zagreb; Historical Museum Zagreb, Natural History Museum Rijeka, concerts in Europe House Zagreb, Domoljub Hall Koprivnica, Concert Office Varaždin – Fontana Blues festival, concerts in Porat Malinska, Gallery Prica Samobor, Zorin dom Karlovac, Echo Pavillon Maksimir, Zagreb KUL Summer – Bundek Stage, Nocturno scene Zaprešić; CK Novi Zagreb, POU Zagreb, POU Koprivnica, POU Umag, NS Dubrava, POU Mali Lošinj, CK Susedgrad, POU Velika Gorica Galženica Hall, CK Travno; Lav Art gallery concerts, Senj Music Summer, City Hall Šibenik, Sinj, Drniš, Opatija Milenij, Tesla Event CK Maksimir, Čakovec, Karlovac City Celebration, Rab Summer, St.Lovro Nights Rovinj, Advent Zagreb (Concert Office Zagreb and TO Zagreb, KUL Advent, Secret Garden), Creative Krk, Opatija Gospel Special, Crikvenica Advent, Rovinj Easter concerts, Opatija Easter concerts, Ozalj Europe Museums Night, Karlovac, Rovinj Summer, UN WTA Event, Špancirfest, METRO sponsored concerts 2017/2018,2019) including prestigious venues such as Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Music Hall, Croatian Music Hall, Mimara Museum, National Opera Zagreb, Zorin dom Karlovac, City Hall Sibenik, HNK Varaždin with Cuban pianist Luis Lugo, Stern at Carnegie Hall New York, Town Hall Birmingham with Birmingham Gospel Choir, Britten Theater London, Teatar Migjeni Skadar with Inva Mula. Ivana has worked with Sirian-American pianist and composer Malek Jandali, Emma Kirkby, Patricia MacMahon, Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles, Sarah Walker, David O.Norris, Stephen Roberts, Jean Pierre Artaud, Baroque Music and Dances Workshops with Stephen Preston; also attended BMG Management Workshop and DIZORKESTRA Project Belgium ZAGREB 2010, and worked as vocal artist with young film makers from Royal College of Drama, London.
In 2003 she was the finalist of the Emmy Destinn Young Singers Award Competition and in 2006 "Darko Lukić" Tribina Competition too. She was a member of Zagreb National Theatre opera ensemble from 2005 to 2010. As a co-founder and the Head of the JinLun Music Association from 2009 to 2014 she organized numerous concerts and musical events with renowned artists but primarily supporting young talents.
Since 2014 Ivana is accompanied by guitar player Darko Horvat paying respect to the popular genres, especially gospel, soul, blues, r'n'b, Americana and World traditional ethno music like African. She cooloborates with other musicians and choirs. Ivana has recently received several acknowledgements. In 2017. she won The best blues vocal performance. the first prize in the traditional music category in New York and the right to perform in the famous Stern/Perlman Hall at Carnegie Hall itself in June 2018. She also won Woman of Excellence International Gospel Artist Award in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018. For the time being, she hosts seminars all around Croatia and aborad as an expert vocal pedagogue. She is teaching cross pedagogy,classical techinque, CCM vocal styles, belting techniques).
She held workshops in Croatia (Zagreb, Slunj, Varazdin, Malinska..) Birmigham UK, and Nairobi Kenya as part of International Festival of Eastern-African Choirs since 2017. As for her exquisite voice, she momentarily takes classes with Robert Edwin (NYC, renowed American singer and coach) Ivana got a special letter of gratitude from the Croatian president for promoting talented Croatians in world.
"many to Arabic interpreters should ask about Ivana Galic , many of my friends here in Atlanta wonder how it happened that one Croat and singer who does not understand the Arabic language so compassionately perform " Watani Ana "?, "I'll invite Ivana to Carnegie Hall .... And this is for CNN!" Malek Jandali, composer and pianist