Milica Zulus and Nataša Veljković are going to play in Master concerts cycle on Thursday, August 25th in the Concert Hall of Ferdo Livadić Music School at 8 pm.
Milica Zulus (Vienna, 1999) began playing the violin when she was only four years old and by the age of six she was already taking lessons with Marina Sorokowa in the class for specially gifted children at the University for Music in Vienna. She has been a regular concert pianist student with Gerhard Schluz at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since August 2015. Aside from University in Vienna, she graduated from the Music Gymnasium Kosta Manojlović in Zemun (Belgrade). She won the first prize when she was seven years old at the Prima la Musica competition, which she won three other times as well. Encouraged by the excellent result, she attended the International Competition Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig of Gorizia the following year, where she also won the first prize (2008) and she won the Music Juventius Award (2013) She participated in masterclasses with Vadim Gluzman, Zakhar Bron and Maja Jokanović in Belgrade. Thanks to many performances across Europe, Milica is already known to the public. She held her first solo concert in Belgrade with Camerata Serbica in Sava Centre led by Aleksandar Pavlovič. She performed in the same city at the Academy of Science and in the Kolarac Endowment concert hall, where she performed within many concerts and festivals. She performed within the Chopin Festival in Gaming (Austria), the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation at the Moscow theatre Stanislavski, the Italian theatre in Malibran, the Croatian Music Institute, the Salzburg Mozarteum and at Vienna concert halls. She participated as a soloist in Bratislava in the performance of the J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D-minor with the Academy Chamber Orchestra led by Jack Martin Handler.
Nataša Veljković (Belgrade, 1968) expressed interest in piano when she was four years old and when she was ten she won awards at international competitions in Italy. After studying in Belgrade with Prof. Arbo Valdma, she studied at the Music University in Vienna, where she graduated with honours in 1987 with Paulo Baudur-Skode. After getting her first diploma she continued her studies at the Julliard School in New York with Prof. Rudolf Firkunsy and later at the Geneva Conservatory with Prof. Harry Datyner. Nataša’s concert career began to be incredibly succesful after winning the piano competition in Vevey in 1985 and she performed with many conductors (L. Foster, D. Kitajenko, M. Viotti, D. Shalon, E. Tabakov, M. Sieghart, R. Zollman etc.), orchestras (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Dušan Skovran String Orchestra, Zagreb Soloist, Orchestra RAI) and ensambles. Her long lasting collaboration with the esamble Camerata Janáček particularly stands out as she recorded three Haydn’s piano concertos with them. The pianist is very succesful in the area of phonographic industry. She received excellent international critics reviews for two compact discs (one is with the work of W. A. Mozart and the other of F. Liszt) which she recorded for the Vienna Zulu Records. In the Gramola edition she published a disc with Robert and Clara Schumann works and she recorded the complete Heinrich and Elisabeth von Herzogenberg opus on compact discs for CPO in 2012. Two years later, she recorded the complete work of Dora Pejačević.
L.v. Beethoven, H. Vieuxtemps, N. Paganini, D. Pejačević, H. Wieniawski