Loreta Kovacic AKA “the Texas Slav” and “Dr. K” is a musician who knows how to transform herself and live a charmed musical life. A bad case of tendonitis halted her classical piano career, but at the same time, it shaped her into an artist that she is today. “Loreta Kovacic-Parani is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter-musician. No one can put this woman in a box.” (Jo Hanna, Baton Rouge review).
Music from Loreta”s eight albums (Fugitive Visions, Piano Notturno, Cantabile, Brother Tadpole, Space Wiggs, Slavic & Western, House of Gilda Haas and Fossil Pop & Piano) has been played on the International Space Station. As a singer-songwriter, Loreta can be found performing anywhere from McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston to Carnegie Hall in New York. She loves playing and collaborating with her brother, Croatian cellist Stanislav Kovacic and her dedicated theremin player, NASA space man, Joe Parani. She is also a lifelong educator and she loves audience participation in her shows.