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November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Large Stage of Madlenianum
Pianist Vladimir Milošević & The Orchestra of Opera & Theatre Madlenianum
Conductor: Anthony Armore (USA).
A. Finzi: Waltz Lento no. 2
F. Schubert: Symphony no. 8 (Unfinished)
G. W. Braden: Sailing Ships
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor, Op.23.
Established as the formost pianist of his generation, Vladimir Milošević has been proclaimed the Winner of the 2013 Rising Artist Concerto Presentation by the New York Concert Artists & Associates and he featured with NYCA Symphony Orchestra in 2014 at Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center in New York City.
So far his performances were lauded by the critics in many European centers, in venues such as Salle Cortot in Paris, Steinway Hall in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Teatro Tivoli in Porto, Foerster Hall in Prague, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Konzerthaus Vienna, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv and also in Milan, Rome, Bari, Venezia, Rennes, Nice, Lyon etc. As a winner of the competition Concerti in Villa in Vicenza, Italy, he got his debut concert at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York in 2005, and was subsequently featured within the concert cycle Velikani muzičke scene – Rising Stars of the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade.
In 2007 he toured South Africa where he performed in major concert venues such as City Hall and Baxter theatre in Cape Town, Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg among others. He toured Brazil (Porto Alegre, Pelotas, Sao Jose dos Campos) and Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh) and Australia performing recitals and giving masterclasses in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Recently, he was Schwartz Artist in Residence at the Emory University in Atlanta as well as a lecturer at the Global Summer Institute of Music in Richmond, where he performed as soloist and chamber musician both at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC and Richmond. He also performed and gave masterclasses at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in Hangzhou, China.
He performed at the biggest classical music festivals such BEMUS, NIMUS, LEDAMUS, Bolshoi Festival in Mećavnik; Ohridsko leto in N. Macedonia, Arsana festival in Slovenia; Zagreb Summer Festival Večeri na Griču, Festival Marco Polo in Croatia; Contemporary Piano Faces Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia etc. He collaborated with many saught after musicians such as violinists Stefan Milenković and Roman Simović, cellists Dragan Đorđević, Tim Hugh, Dmitry Prokofiev, flutist Janos Balint, to name the few. At the Semaines musicales Festival in Crans-Montana (Switzerland) he performed in piano duo with Michel Dalberto, after which he was invited to the renowned festival Les pianos de nouveau siècle in Lille (France) where he performed as one of soloists in Mozart’s Concerto for three pianos together with Michel Dalberto and Jean-Bernard Pommier and the Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne.
He won several international competitions in France (Nikolai Rubinstein Paris, Rencontre internationale de piano au Mée-sur-Seine, TIM Marseille) and third prize at the Concours Animato in Paris. At the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Australia, he also won third prize as well as the special prize for the best performance of a major Romantic work and the audience prize. He won fourth prizes at the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and at the International Piano Competition Ciudad do Porto in Portugal. He was the semifinalist of large international competitions such as Clara Haskil in Switzerland, Cleveland International Piano Competition in Ohio (USA), and the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Prague Opera, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town and Johannesbourg Philharmonic Orchestras, Bleomfontein and Durban Symphony Orchestras, Porto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico, Wollongong Symphony Orchestra, Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra and has collaborated with the conductors such as Anton Nanut, Darinka Matić-Marović, Biljana Radovanović, János Fürst, Martinho Lutero, Nurhan Arman, Emmanuel Siffert, Ori Leshman, Omri Hadari, Romolo Gessi, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Carlos Alvarado etc. He made recordings for radio and TV channels in Japan, France, Brazil, Poland, South Africa, Canada.
Vladimir Milošević started to play piano in his native town Leskovac, studing under Prof. Mila Veljković. Graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade where he studied with Prof. Nevena Popović, and subsequently finished postgraduate studies in the same class. He continued specialist studies in Italy at the renowned academy Incontri col Maestro in Imola, with Lazar Berman and Michel Dalberto. He also took courses from Naum Starkman, François-René Duchâble, Zoltán Kocsis. Vladimir Milošević is Full Professor of the Piano department at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
The Italian-American conductor and permanent resident of Austria, Anthony Armore, has conducted professional opera companies and symphony orchestras in the United States, China and much of Europe. After preliminary studies in the U.S. and Europe in piano, conducting, horn, violin and music theory, he gained performance experience as a hornist and violinist, and later, as a conductor.
Since 2004, he has been based in Vienna, Austria, and active conducting concerts, operatic performances and recordings (including numerous world premieres), as well as concert tours. Between 2001 and 2004, he was associate director and a staff conductor for Opera Constanta in Romania. Constanta was also the home of the Filarmonica Marea Neagra (Black Sea Philharmonic), where Armore was artistic adviser and resident conductor during the same period.
Prior to his arrival in Europe, Armore was the music director/conductor of the Portland Chamber Orchestra (Oregon, USA). There he conducted standard repertoire, contemporary music and chamber opera. Upon his appointment as the orchestra's director in 1997, he inaugurated a series called "Composers of Oregon" and embarked on a cycle of music by the region's most important composers. These composers typically attended rehearsals and spoke to audiences before performances. His chamber opera activities there with Oregon Chamber Opera brought rarely-staged works by F.J. Haydn and W.A. Mozart to the public in acclaimed performances (fully-staged and sung in Italian).
In 1990, Anthony Armore co-founded two American musical organizations in the west coast state of Oregon that, under his leadership and direction, were remarkably successful: the Ernest Bloch Music Festival; and the Newport Symphony Orchestra. As artistic director and conductor of the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, he introduced programming that blended standard repertoire with contemporary music (works were commissioned for the Festival). As music director of the Newport Symphony Orchestra (1990-1997), Armore built a superb orchestra that quickly became prominent in the Pacific Northwest. During the same decade, he was the assistant and later associate conductor of the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Portland, Oregon) -- an orchestra that specialized in larger symphonic repertoire.
In May of 1997, Anthony Armore recorded a CD with the Slovak Sinfonietta for Disques VDE-GALLO Records of Lausanne, Switzerland. The CD, titled RETURNS: Pacific Northwest Composers from Europe, features the music of Ernest Bloch, Tomas Svoboda and Klaus Cornell, and was released internationally in September of 1999.
More recently, Maestro Armore has recorded and/or appeared in concert with the Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava (Czechia), the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia), the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Prague), the Sofia Philharmonic and the Madlenianum Theatre and Opera Orchestra, where he has conducted recordings of works by composers from throughout the world.
Armore currently lives and is based in Vienna, Austria, with his wife, Elena, and their two children – Sophia and Matteo.