Stefan Milenkovich International Violin Masterclass

Categories: MusicPublished On: 10.05.2022.Tags: , , , , , , , 2.7 min read
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World-renowned violinist Stefan Milenkovich and the national platform Serbia Creates are organizing the second International Violin Masterclass in Serbia. The Masterclass will take place at the Isidor Bajic School of Music in Novi Sad from August 7 – 19, 2022.

Application deadline: June 10, 2022.

The two-week masterclass was created by Stefan himself is based on more than twenty years of teaching experience at some of the world’s most prestigious music colleges, including the Juilliard School in New York. Stefan Milenkovich is one of the greatest Serbian violinists and the youngest graduate of the University of Arts in Belgrade. In recent years, Stefan taught violin at the University of Illinois and has been a visiting professor at the Academy of Music in Belgrade.

Masterclass participants will attend daily theoretical and practical group and individual classes with Professor Milenkovich, including physical education classes specifically developed for musicians and specialized breathing techniques tailored for public performances.

Application deadline is June 10, and best candidates who will participate in the masterclass will be announced by June 18. You can find more details about the program, propositions and conditions at the official website of Stefan Milenkovich.

Supporting young artists

“I am incredibly excited to offer this intense two-week program to young violinists in the beautiful city of Novi Sad – this year’s European Capital of Culture – which promises to be fun, highly interactive, with a schedule packed with lessons, classes and lectures. I am very glad that the masterclass was organized in cooperation with the national platform Serbia Creates – of which I am the creative ambassador – because the support given to young artists is one of main missions to which we are jointly committed. I can’t wait and see you in August“, said Stefan Milenkovich.

Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia for Creative Industries and Tourism Ana Ilić, who leads the Serbia Creates team, points out that she is very happy that after last year’s successful masterclass and the performance of the National Youth String Team at the Expo Dubai 2020,  for the benefit and development of young talents from Serbia, but also from all over the world.

Serbia – a country of talented people

“We believe that masterclasses contribute to the development and quality of the domestic classical music scene and the education of young talents, but also to the positive international representation of Serbia, which we want to position as a violin country. “Stefan has been a creative ambassador of the Serbia platform since its founding, and so far he has represented his country in the best way as a country of talented people, and now for the second year in a row he selflessly shares his knowledge,” said Ilić.

Serbia Creates is a national platform and intergovernmental umbrella body in charge of global promotion of Serbia’s export potential in the field of creative industries, innovation, and knowledge-based economy. The Serbia Creates concept underlines the importance of creative industries, science, and knowledge-based economy. In addition, the platform provides support to local artists and creatives in gaining international recognition, promoting the highest contemporary values of creativity, innovation, authenticity, knowledge, and talent.