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About Milkica Radovanovic

Biography

     Pianist and organist Milkica Radovanovic is a versatile soloist and chamber musician with a broad range of musical interests, ranging from baroque to contemporary and popular music. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and with an orchestra in a wide variety of international concert venues and churches. She was semi-finalist of the International Bach Competition in Leipzig in 2018 and she is a multiple prizewinner at international competitions including the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition Rome in Italy, 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition "Dr Vojislav Vuckovic" in Serbia, 2nd Prize at the European Music Competition Citta di Moncalieri in Italy, 1st Prize at Chamber Music Competition at the University of Stavanger in Norway, 1st Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists Nis in Serbia, 2nd Prize at the International Competition Davorin Jenko in Serbia, 1st Prize at Chamber Music Competition in Serbia and many others. 

     Milkica’s tireless energy, boundless drive and passion to develop her musical skills and theoretical knowledge have brought her numerous titles and awards: in June 2014 she was honored with the highest prize awarded by the University of Nis – Silver Award for being the best graduated student; two times she was presented with the Gold Award by the City of Nis as being the best student (in 2013 and 2014). She has also received the honor presented by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II, for excellent achievements in High School in June 2009.

     Milkica Radovanovic is currently studying Master studies in Organ Performance at the University of Stavanger with Vidar Vikøren and Inger-Lise Ulsrud. Prior to this she was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma and Master degree with distinction in Piano Performance at the same University where she was under the tutelage of Erling R. Eriksen (student of Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Hans Leygraf and Alfons Kontarsky) and Daniel Röhm (student of Konrad Elser and Gerhard Oppitz). She passed her diploma and concert exam with "excellence" and got a praise for extraordinary achievements at the Master and Postgraduate studies. Previously she studied in Serbia where she worked with Aleksandar Serdar (student of Sergio Perticaroli and Leon Fleisher) and Hristina Vukovic. She took master classes and was taught among others by Håkon Austbø, Bart van Oort, Yorck Kronenberg, Jens Harald Bratlie, Gerlinde Otto, Christian Ihle Hadland, Peter Efler, Arbo Valdma and Raluca Chifan-Wagenhauser.

     Milkica Radovanovic's Bach performances have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the interpreters who brings out the strength, intelligence and the refinement of touch in Bach’s music. Milkica has a great natural talent. Her playing combines original ideas, passion, intelligence, concentration and control.

     Gifted with rare artistic and communicative skills, Milkica is also very passionate about teaching and she is constantly developing and improving as a distinguished piano teacher. Her teaching style is individually tailored to the needs of each pupil, and she aim to create a learning experience which is both challenging and enjoyable. She unites excellence and accessibility and supports pupils who study for pleasure, as well as those who wish to pursue professional pathways. She has extended work experience, teaching at the High Music School in Serbia, and at the Music School in Stavanger. Currently she lives in Jessheim, Norway, where she is teaching at the Ullensaker Kulturskole.