Sunday February 6, 2022
Sunset Center, Carmel
Single Tickets: $60, $53, & $45
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
- Intermission -
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Henryk Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Stefan Milenkovich, violin
“Violinist Stefan Milenkovich's recital at the Kennedy Center was so disarmingly magical that it is not easy to describe its glories. This is not so much a matter of a dazzling virtuosity (though he has it all) as of searching musicianship.” — Washington Post
Serbia's Artist of the Century, Most Humane Person, and Brand Personality of the Year, violinist Stefan Milenkovich enjoys a prolific career as an internationally sought-after soloist and recitalist, with an extraordinary productive longevity, professionalism and creativity.
Established as one of the foremost violinists of his generation, Milenkovich appeared on multiple occasions in some of the world's most celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Cadogan Hall (London), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), as well as Italy's theatres La Fenice (Venice), San Carlo (Naples), and Petruzzelli (Bari). His recent orchestraappearances include Indianapolis Symphony, Berlin Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Hannover Symphony, Orchestra of Radio-France, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Mexico State Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Estado de Sao Paolo, and the Melbourne and Queensland Symphonies.
Milenkovich's 2019-20 season includes release of Beethoven and Bruch Violin Concertos, as well as performances with Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano (Italy), Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali (Italy), L'Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste (Italy), Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Italy), Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (Italy), Orchestra Camera di Perugia (Italy), along with regular performances in recital with pianist Rohan De Silva and Vladimir Milosevic. Recent performances include collaboration with Utah Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic), Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra (USA), Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (Italy), and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovenia).
Milenkovich started his career at a very young age. By age 17, he was the winner of The Young Concert Artists International Competition (USA), as well as a prizewinner in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (USA), the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), Hannover Violin Competition (Germany), Tibor Varga Competition (Switzerland), Rodolfo Lipizer Competition (Italy), Paganini Competition (Italy), Ludwig Spohr Competition (Germany), and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (England).
As a musician of broad stylistic interests, Milenkovich performed with five-time Grammy Nominee rock band Gorillaz in one of the world's most renowned venues - Apollo Theater in Harlem,NYC. The critically acclaimed performance was featured live on MTV. Recent collaborations include performances with Grammy Award Nominee lutist Edin Karamazov, as well as a musical partnership with guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski and his trio, where Milenkovich explored the realm of improvisation and acoustic-electric violin.
Milenkovich's discography includes four releases on the Italian label Dynamic, featuring music by Bach and Paganini.
Milenkovich plays a 1783 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.