Frano Parać was born in Split (HR) in 1948.
As a composer and musician, Frano Parać appeared on the Zagreb music scene in 1965, first in the rock band O’Hara (1965-1977) and then in the Golden Chords (1968-1969). For both bands he arranged and wrote compositions especially for the voices of vocal soloists Marcele Munger and Josipe Lisac.
Having passed the entrance exam at the Zagreb Academy of Music, he renounced the career of a rock musician and devoted himself to serious music studies: in 1972 he graduated in theory of music, and three years later finished his degree as composer with prof. Stanka Horvat. In 1977 and 1978, he worked for Marina Zuccheria in Milan’s Studio di Fonologia Musicale della RAI, getting acquainted with new developments in contemporary electronic music.
From 1972 to 1978 he was a teacher at the Blagoje Berse Music School in Zagreb. Since 1978 he has been teaching at the Zagreb Academy of Music, where he was promoted to full professorship in 1992. In 1995, he founded the Electronic Studio at the Music Academy, where he also served as Dean in two terms.
He is a member of the Croatian Society of Composers, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the National Council for Higher Education. His compositions have been performed in Croatia and abroad, for example in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.