He started classical training when he was nine and very soon after that discovered his love for guitar. Guitar greatly influenced the development of his violin expression.
During the years 1993/94 Marko started his professional career in music. In those two years that he spent in South Africa he had the opportunity to join as a guitarist in a very popular band of "Kreesan". Back home in Šibenik he joined an Irish folk group “Secret Life” and recorded an instrumental song called "Trlis" which became an immediate hit on the local radio stations and shortly after he signed himself as an author of music and words for "Green Song" which he recorded with Sean Cannon - The Dubliners. In ’99 he received an invitation from croatian pop star "Gibonni" to work on the album "Judi, zviri i beštimje".
He accepted an invitation from Vlatko Stefanovski to appear as a guest on a "Vlatko Stefanovski Trio" concert in Split (Croatia).
After collaborating on the recording of Gibonni’s album "Mirakul" as a violinist and author of the theme "Ono nešto", he got to meet and work on the album together with Manu Katche and Pino Paladino. New opportunities arose to work with gypsie jazz group "Hot Club Zagreb", with croatian jazz guitarist Mate Matišić and jazz quartet "Quartet Sensitive"on the album "Discussao". He recorded his first solo album in 2003 with: Matija Dedić - piano, Henry Radanović - bass, Damir Šomen - drums, Marijan Brkić - guitar, Eduard Botric - keyboard, Matko Petrić - percussion.
In 2009 he got a call from Krassi Jeliazkow to join the project "Balkan Horses Band II" where he got to know Ramesh Shotham (one of the best percussionists from India), Nikolai Ivanov - guitar&vocal, Krassi Jeliazkow - guitar&fretless tamboura.
During the period between 2006/2008 he worked on his second solo album "Rebaltadura" that was released in 2008 with Kristian Terzić - keyboards, Marko Matošević & Dalibor Dado Marinković - drums, Luka Veselinović & Marko Reljanović - bass, Nino Nimac - guitar & buzuki, Matija Dedić - piano, Matko Petrić - percussion.
He was invited by Vlatko Stefanovski to join the project "Balkan Superselection" where he met one of the best musicians of the balkan region, Theodosii Spassov - caval, Vlatko Stefanovski - guitar, Djoko Maksimovski - el.bas, Dejan Milosavljević - drums, Vasil Hadzimanov - keyboards, Goran Bojčevski -klarinet.
His third solo album was released in 2015 "Mindset". This new album was recorded in RSL studios (Novo Mesto, Slovenia). Original compositions were recorded with amazing musicians from Croatia, Slovenia, France and Macedonia.
"Marko Ramljak Band" was formed in 2015, including members are Branimir Gazdik - drums, Luka Veselinović - el.bas&upright, Maasej Kovačević on keyboards, Hrvoje Rupčić on percussion and Lenart Krečič - saxophone.
Album guests: Stephane Edouard (percussion) - France, Vlatko Stefanovski (guitar) - Macedonia, Elvis Stanić (accordion) - Croatia, Lenart Krečić (sax) - Slovenia.
In 2015 he was invited by Elvis Stanic to join the project "Jazz Ex Tempore". He got to work with Tamara Obrovac - vocal, Filip Novosel - tambura, Damjan Grbac - upright bass, Tonći Grabušić - drums and Elvis Stanić - guitar&accordion.
He has won 4 awards of the Croatian Music Union " Status " for the most prominent instrumentalist in years 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010.
CD, Gibonni: Judi, zviri i beštimje, 1999
CD, Gibonni: Mirakul, 2001
DVD, Gibonni: HTisdn Millenium concert, 2001
CD, Hot Club Zagreb: Hot Club Zagreb, 2003
DVD, Gibonni: ZG Mirakul live, 2004
CD, Quartet Sensitive: Discussao, 2004
CD, Marijan Brkić & Berislav Blažević: Božićni san, 2007
CD, Matija Dedić: Jazz Christmass and special guests, 2008
CD, Gibonni: Toleranca, 2010
CD, Kristian Terzić: Kristian Terzić, 2011
CD, Gibonni: 20Century Man, 2013
CD, Gibonni: Live, 2014
CD, Vlatko Stefanovski: Seir, 2014
Marko explores new horizons through this album !myspace.com/stephaneedouard
Finally, an experience where Fusion doesn't become Confusion!!!
Long live this project !
Finally, there is an exceptionally musical and instrumental mainstream album out there. Album is masterly and yet leisurely performed, without pretentious technical sovereignty. Flawless and virtuously refined, Marko is absolutely dedicated to this genre. Marko proves himself not only as a tech-supreme multi-instrumentalist, but also as a quality and imaginative composer.elvis-stanic.hr
Right at the beginning, of course I will say, this is a valuable and highly successful work of art. That is happiness, similar to the offer should be much more. Thus, this album stands out as a lonely rock in the stormy sea, getting pummeled by strong waves, from all sides, firmly and steadily resisting all adversity.barikada.com
That is the whole point of the album, the reason why is it so good yet receptive, full of great music ideas and fantastic musicianship through all instrument lines...yet without being pompous goes straight for your soul, like it should.muzika.hr
Mindset is a great work and kind of Marko's doctorate which will arouse in us the need to return to the album almost on a daily basis, a bit like mental food for the brain.terapija.net
We knew for years that Marko was an international star when it came to his instrument, but with Mindset we also had the proof of his talent as an extraordinary composer!gibonni.com
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