MILWAUKEE– Internationally-acclaimed recording artist, Tatiana, will perform a Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Sacred Heart Parish, 917 N. 49th St., at 7 p.m.

Born Tatjana Matejas in Zagreb, Croatia, Tajci (TY-chee) grew up in what was then communist Yugoslavia. Raised in a musical family, she was singing with her father’s band when she was only 4.

Tatiana was admitted to the prestigious Croatian Music Conservatory where she received a rigorous music education with a focus on classical piano. As a young girl, she was a frequent performer on the national stage, appearing in countless musical, theatrical and television productions.

At the age of 19, Tatiana became a superstar in Central Europe when she electrified an international TV audience, estimated at more than a billion people, in the Eurovision Song Contest.

But her promising career was cut short by the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Tatiana left it all behind and came to America where she became inspired to start singing and writing songs about this discovery of her faith, now referring to herself by her birth name, “Tatiana.” She is married to her producer, Matthew Cameron, and they have three children.

A freewill offering will be taken at the concert.