GORAN MERČEP (Ismailia ARE, 1959) has won a number of important prizes during his studies. Following his degree, he went on to study in Paris with Prof. Claude Delangle, as scholarship holder of the French government. He is professor of chamber music at the Zagreb University Music Academy and artistic director of the Samobor Musical Autumn festival. Since 1989 he is a member of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and directs international summer courses in Stari Grad, Dubrovnik, Krško and Nova Gorica.
As soloist Goran Merčep performed with Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Varaždin chamber orchestra, Croatian chamber orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony orchestra. He gave solo performances of croatian contemporary music in Music Biennale festival in Zagreb and Cervantino festival in Mexico. He is a member of «Cantus» ensemble of contemporary music.