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Petar Milić

Petar Milić is considered one of the best slovenian pianists on an international scale. Born in Kranj, he began with piano lessons at the age of seven. After primary school he educated himself simultaneously at Gimnazija Kranj and Music and ballet High school in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Janez Lovše. He continued his studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana also with prof. Janez Lovše as his mentor. During his student years he performed all over Slovenia and furthered his education with renowned international masters such as Arbo Valdma, Igor Lazko, Daniele Alberto, Pascal Devoyon and Elena Lapitskaja. In 1996 he received a student Prešeren award of the Academy of Music for his rendition of the 4th piano concert by Ludwig van Beethoven conducted by Anton Nanut. In 1997 he won the 1st prize at Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris. In the same year he was invited to Rencontres musicales festival in Geneve, Switzerland. Striving to perfect his knowledge, Milić went to Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (Germany) for his postgraduate studies, where he was mentored by the famous Klaus Hellwig. During his studies he performed in Berlin and Hannover on numerous occasions and also recorded material for RTV Slovenija, the national broadcaster. The recording of his recital was selected by a jury of european radio broadcasters to be a part of the 2001 musical festival in Bratislava, an event initiated by Yehudi Menuhin to promote young musicians. His solo performance was heard by millions of listeners throughout Europe. As a soloist Petar Milić has so far performed with the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Academia Allegro Vivo (Austria), the Ljubljana Academy of Music Orchestra and Carnium Chamber Orchestra conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, Marko Letonja, Anton Nanut, Marko Munih, Bijan Kadem Missagh, Marko Hribernik and Peter Škrjanec. Additionally Petar Milić has performed many recitals both at home and abroad. To mention a few, he has performed in Paris, Berlin, Hannover, Bruxelles, Bratislava, Geneva and Miami (USA). In Slovenia, he has performed several times at the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana, the Union Hall in Maribor, Narodni dom Celje, Nova Gorica Arts Centre, at the Piran Musical Evenings, Murska Sobota, Tolmin, the Summer Concerts at the City Museum of Ljubljana, at the Musical Summer festival at Bohinj, at EPTA conferences etc. In 2011 he qualified as a docent for piano at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In the last 2 seasons he performed the Haydn D-Dur piano concerto with the austrian Allegro Vivo orchestra under Bijan Kadem Missagh, the Beethoven piano concerto Nr. 4 with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra under Simon Krečič, the Ravel piano concerto and the Martinu concerto with the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra under Cristian Măcelaru, Mozart D-minor concerto in Bratislava with Radio Symphony orchestra Bratislava under Marko Hribernik. A new CD with with Beethoven's 4th piano concerto and Mozart's D - minor concerto is expected to be published in 2019.

Program

Nocturne in E -flat major Op. 55 no. 2
Sonata in B minor Op. 58 no. 3 (I. Allegro maestoso)
Sonata in B minor Op. 58 no. 3 (II. Scherzo. Molto vivace)
Sonata in B minor Op. 58 no. 3 (III. Largo)
Sonata in B minor Op. 58 no. 3 (IV. Finale - Presto, non tanto)