Washington, March 30, 2007 - The audience in Levine School of Music Lang Recital Hall had a unique opportunity to enjoy the first U.S. performance by a young, but already renowned London-based pianist Mina Miletic. A recital, dedicated to her recently departed mentor Professor Olivera Djurdjevic, included work of Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt, as well as pieces of Serbian composer Vasilije Mokranjac.
Before performing each piece, Mina Miletic gave a brief introduction, thus offering audience an insight in a creative process that brought the compositions into being.
P r o g r a m m e
Sonata in G major, L387, K13 - Presto
Sonata in G major Hob XVI:40 - Allegretto e innocente; Presto
W. A. Mozart
Fantasy in D minor, KV 397 - Andante-Adagio-Presto-Allegretto
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129 (‘The rage over the lost penny’)
Reflets dans l’eau from the 1st book of ‘Images’
Funerailles No. 7 from ‘Harmonies poetiques et religieuses’
Mina Miletić was born in Belgrade to parents of Serbian and Bulgarian heritage. After gaining a Science Degree and attending the Academy of Music in Belgrade, obtained the BMus with highest distinction, she joined the Postgraduate Performance Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was awarded the E Power Biggs bursary and studied with Paul Lewis and Colin Stone. Mina obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in 2002 and she is currently preparing her doctoral thesis.
Mina has won many top prizes among them are: Mokranjac Prize, Petar Konjović International Piano Competition, Guildhall International Piano Competition. She was highly commended at the Dudley International Piano Competition 2002 and was the semi-finalist of Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform 2003 and finalist of the Haverhill Sinfonia International Competition 2004. She attended master classes with distinguished musicians such as Ian Hobson, Peter Donohoe, Noriko Ogawa, Olivera Đurđević… and received chamber music coaching from Joseph Seiger, Lydia Mordkovich, Ruth Waterman…
Mina Miletić established her career regularly appearing in recital, as a chamber musician and concerto soloist at musical venues and festivals throughout Europe. She performed at the Belgrade Music Festival, recorded for Serbian National Radio and TV. Her international engagements have included concerts in Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Iceland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and UK.
Mina regularly performs with the Bulgarian violinist Dimitar Burov and the Amaryllis Piano Trio. She also collaborated with Vanessa Mae, Jack Liebeck, Colin Stone, Nigel Kennedy etc…
She is also the Honorary Secretary of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe since 2004, Visiting Piano Professor at Harrow School since 2003. Mina has also given master-classes in Armenia and Bulgaria.