New Music Adventures


New adventures with Ballades of the East 

I'm happy to work on my songs and my new material with guitarist John Verstegen. Still work in process, but you hear some of our live recordings to get an idea. More coming soon.

Song Vesna by Martrees & John 

                                         Song Da sam Reka ( If I was a River ) by Martrees &John

More about John Verstegen guitar lessons, coaching, and music 


Ballades of the East concert 2021
Leidsehofjesconcerten, Leiden, Nederlands 


Ballads from the East

The music by singer-songwriter Marina Trisic from Serbia in collaboration with guitarist Lex Pantelic is contemporary world music inspired by Eastern European and Balkan folk tales, myths, and ballads. Lex Pantelic, originally specialized in light guitar music and strongly influenced by music from the Middle East and India, in this project Ballads from the East with marina Trisic interweaves world sounds from Asia to the Balkans.

The core and inspiration of Marina Trisic's vocal expression lie in ethnic musical techniques from the Balkans. With her heartfelt, tender, yet deeply penetrating and vibrant vocal sound, she seeks to redefine the deeper messages of her Balkan ethnic heritage and to share and communicate them wholeheartedly with the cultures of the West. 


NEW CD available on Bandcamp 

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Ballades of the East ~ Martris ~CD cover © 2019 artwork by Martris

"A journey home" 
Ballades of the East, a piece of original music by singer-songwriter Martris and in collaboration with the pianist Rudjer Glavurtic, is a World Balkan music with piano and voice. In Ballades of the East through her poetry and melodies, through her writings and art, Martris is searching for identity and belonging. A deeper belonging that explores its culture of origin while at the same time questioning it in order to transcend its boundaries in the search of universal truth and understanding. 

“A mystical musical journey through myths and tales”
Ballades of the East is a multifaceted project that in its starting idea wishes to capture the essence of the culture and the music from the Balkan region. In exploring the “traditional” and moving further away from it, Martris and Rudjer are creating a unique twist of their personal interpretations and styles.

“Fairytales like songs with Eastern European melancholy”
Martris: “People usually think of happy wedding music when they think about Balkan music here in Western Europe so this might come as a bit of surprise. Our music has the flavor of classical and film music, sad gypsy songs, ballads, jazz improvisations, and fairytales. It can be sad and deep at times as Fado and invigorating and intense as life in the Balkans…there is a lot of East European melancholy in it”


Dreamy artworks from the CD "Ballades of the East" by Martris now available online.
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