m 5

28.02.2015. / 20:00

MS STANKOVIC CONCERT HALL

Program:

L.van Beetheven: Eroica Variations,

E flat major, op.35

V. Stenhammar: Two fantasies op.11

F. Chopin: Polonaise f sharp minor op.44

MILICA SEKULIĆ

Milica Sekulić was born in Belgrade, in 1980. In her formative years she has studied piano with professor Olga Bauer. In year 2000 she graduated piano from the Academy of Music Arts in Belgrade, and in 2004 she finished her magister piano studies in the class of professor Mirjana Šuica Babić. In february 2009 she graduated harpsichord in the class of professor Miloš Petrović.

She continued her post-graduate studies on Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she graduated in 2005 in the class of professor Anders Kilström. Between 2005 and 2008 she was taking a specialty in piano pedagogy study program.

She won the highest awards in republic, national and international competitions, performing as a soloist and in piano duo. As a student in Belgrade, she was awarded twice – first time for the best performance of sonata in 1999 by Katarina Aćimović Foundation, and then for the most promising student in the piano department in 2000 by the Emil Hajek Foundation.

She was attending masterclasses of Dmitry Bashkirov, Olivera Đurdjević, Michel Dalberto, Peter Topercer and Aleksandar Madžar.

As a scholar of Sweden, she attended, performed and thus represented both the country and Royal College in Stockholm (KMH) in many places across Europe: in Gotland, in Dubrovnik (masterclasses of professor Peter Lonenberg in modern and baroque music for harpsichord), in Paul Roberts Summer School (Professor in Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London), in Castelfranc Piano Summer School in France, and also in various seminars like one of Michel Beroff (France), Stefan Wojtas (Poland), Erik Tawaststjerna (Finland), Yonty Solomon (London), Håkon Austbø (Norway – Oliver Messiaen music), Greta Erikson (Sweden), Emanuel Krasovsky (Russia), Margareta Fjodorova (Russia), Arne Torger (Weimar, Germany), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Japan) and Altenberg Trio (Vienna).

She has performed both as a soloist and a member of chamber orchestras in Yugoslavia, France, Sweden, England, Ireland, Danmark, Finland and Japan, and also with Yugoslav Army Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm Academic Orchestra, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Angel Šurev, Helena Söderman and Mats Rondin.

In 2007 she was awarded for the best young artist by UMUS, an organization whose member she was since 2002. In 2011 she collaborated actively with prominent musicians. Since 2007, Ms. Sekulic has worked as a professor in the Music School Stankovic as a professor .