Mihailo Samoran, second clarinet
Orchestra member since 2006.
I take special pride in having participated in the creation of the Banda klarinetista (The Gang of Clarinetists), an ensemble founded in 1997. I graduated and completed a specialist course at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, where I am currently pursuing doctoral studies. I have appeared as a soloist with the orchestra of the Faculty of Music, the Stanislav Binički Artistic Ensemble and Camerata Serbica.
Privately, I am a rather boring person (not that I’m implying that the previous paragraph was any more exciting). I like reading, wine and long walks.
After finishing the Josip Slavenski Music School in the class of Prof. Predrag Stefanović, Mihailo Samoran completed bachelor and specialist studies at the Belgrade Faculty of Music with Prof. Ante Grgin. He is currently taking a doctoral course in clarinet performance, in the class of Prof. Ante Grgin. Mihailo has attended masterclasses with Jiři Hlavač (Czech Republic), Michel Lethiec (France) and Alexander Neubauer (Austria), as well as a course in chamber music held by Ensemble Wien-Berlin, whose members are soloists of the Vienna and Berlin philharmonic orchestras. He was twice a finalist of the Jeunesses Musicales competition, in Bucharest, in 2002, and in Belgrade, in 2012.
In addition to numerous appearances in renowned concert venues in Belgrade, he has also played as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Belgrade Faculty of Music, the Stanislav Binički Artistic Ensemble of the Ministry of Defence and the orchestra Camerata Serbica. As a chamber musician, he regularly performs with the Balkan Chamber Academy. From the season 2003/2004, Mihailo played with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on casual basis, until 2006/2007, when he became its full-time member.