06|08|2016 • Concert Hall• 20h

MIHAJLO ZURKOVIĆ • MILAN MILETIĆ SERBIA

BACH Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
SCHNITTKE Sonata No.1 for Cello and Piano (1978)

MILOJEVIĆ Legend of Yefimia

SCRIABIN Two poems op.32 for Piano

DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello and Piano D Minor (1915)

_DSC0042-ediMihajlo Zurković was born in Sombor, Serbia where he started playing piano. At the age of 14, being given a full scholarship, he became a student of the “Zero Year” (for outstanding young talents) at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Jokuthon Mihailović. He graduated and later obtained a master’s degree at the Academy of Arts in the same class. At present, Zurković is on doctoral studying program at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade under Jokuthon Mihailović’s mentoring and also employed as a docent lecturer for piano at the Academy of Arts in Novi

He won numerous awards at national and international competitions and among them the most important are: Top Prize at the International Competition “Petar Konjović” (Belgrade, 1995), First Prize at the European Piano Competition (Moncalieri – Italy, 1995), Third Prize at the International Competition “Frederic Chopin” (Novi Sad, 1997), Finalist of the Dinu Lipatti Competition (Bucharest – Romania, 2002), First Prize at the International Forum (Kiev – Ukraine, 2009).

He had his first solo concert at the age of 12 and since then he has played over 500 recitals, chamber music concerts and appeared many times as a soloist with different orchestras. His performances have led him round Europe (Italy, France, Romania, Hungary, Russia, France, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia), Japan and USA.
He participated in the project “Operation 40 Fingers” within he had a concert tour in Italy in the concert season 2007/08.
In December 2009, he had debut recitals in prestigious halls of New York : two concerts in Bechstein Concert Hall and a concert in Symphony Space. In March 2010, he proceeded his concert activity with the recitals in Russia, playing in very important halls of St. Petersburg such as: Small Hall of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, The Great Hall of Mussorgsky College (within the festival dedicated to Frederic Chopin) and in one of the most prestigious halls in St. Petersburg – Sheremetev Castle.

He has recorded for Swiss Radio, Radio Vaticana, Radio Television of Montenegro, MTV2-Hungarian National Television and Serbian National Television.
In 2009, Zurkovic recorded LIVE CD produced by “Laza Kostic” Cultural Centre (Sombor) and the Academy of Arts (Novi Sad) with pieces by Schubert, Scriabin, Brahms and Chopin.

In 2012, he refounded “SOMUS” music festival in his home town and became its artistic director.

 

003-sw-ediMarko Miletić, cellist, completed his undergraduate and master studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of prof. Imre Kalman and achieved “Artist Diploma of Performance” in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus University (USA) in the class of prof. Wendy Warner, one of the leading cellists of her generation. During his studies, Mr. Miletić won prizes at competitions and festivals as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles. He attended master classes with renowned soloists from around the world, including: Arto Noras (Finland), John Kucer (Ukraine), Orfeo Mandoci (Austria), Dmitry Levin (Germany) Mark Kosower(USA), Mark Copey(France), Alexander Kobrin (Russia / USA), Sergio Schwartz (USA), the quartet ‘Fine Arts’.
Mr. Miletić is known as one of the leading cello soloists in Serbia but also as a valuable chamber musician and leader of the cello section and as such he performed in Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, Slovenia, USA, Croatia, Montenegro, etc. As a soloist, he performed with various orchestras, including the “St George Strings”, Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Voïvodina Symphony Orchestra, Subotica chamber orchestra, string orchestra “Camerata Academica” Novi Sad. He performed with renowned soloists: Wendy Warner, Alexander Kobrin, Stefan Milenkovich, Gerard Causse, Sergio Schwartz. Marko plays in numerous chamber ensembles, and since 2013. he is a member of the piano trio “Valmaro” with pianist Valentina Nenasheva and violinist Robert Lakatos. In 2007. Mr. Miletić succeeded in renewing the famous chamber orchestra “Camerata Academica“ in Novi Sad, with whom he performs as a solo cellist and acts as artistic director and co-operates with numerous renowned artists . He was the leading cellist in the Symphony Orchestra “LaGrange” and Vojvodina simphony orchestra.
During studies, Mr. Miletić discovered a great passion and talent for teaching and hence was engaged in working with students and talented children.
He has also performed at major international festivals: “Belgrade Cello Fest”, “Nomus”, “SOMUS” “OKTOIH”, International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Transeuropean Festival in Rouen.
Mr. Miletić made numerous recordings for radio and television stations in Serbia and abroad.
He works as docent lecturer of cello at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and as a guest professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš and frequently gives master classes in Serbia- some of his students have already won several international awards.