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Adriana Balic


Adriana Balic is a versatile musical chameleon in the music industry: vocalist, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, producer, bandleader, and educator. Her most recent gig has been as a touring musician (keyboardist and backing vocalist) with the pop-rock artist PINK. She toured the globe with her for five years to far away places such as Dubai, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Russia, and Iceland. She is seen playing live on the PINK DVDs, Live from Wembley Arena, London, England (2007) and Live In Europe (2004).

Balic has appeared on television in the U.S. and abroad on such shows as MTV Total Request Live, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brian, Good Morning America, Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, and American Idol. Other artists she has played with include Sheila E, Il Divo, Brenda Russell, Peabo Bryson, Norman Brown, Everett Harp, IMPROMP-2, and Don Grusin. She has also appeared on stage and in the band of the U.S. National Touring theatre production of Jersey Boys.

In between travel and live gigs, Balic can be found in the studio writing and performing music for her own artist projects as well as recording for others. Her voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the film American Pie 4: Band-camp. Balic also shares her passion for music, writing, and performance by teaching students in her private studio as well as offering clinics and guest lectures across the country. She also teaches on faculty at the University of Southern California's Thorton School of Music.

Balic graduated with a diploma in professional music from Berklee College of Music and bachelor degrees in classical music and music education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She also has diplomas in piano performance and piano teaching from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Balic is from Vancouver, Canada, and was an assistant professor in the Voice department at Berklee College of Music before moving to Los Angeles.