Tijana Milošević, concertmaster
Orchestra member since 1999
I take special pride in my common sense, adamantly standing between the Old Russian School and the Juilliard – the American school. I am proud of my orchestra and the energy we radiate in our creative trance. I am also proud of my parents, who have always turned the impossible into possible, as well as of being a better person today, inspired by my two little blond reasons – my two sons.
What can I say about myself? There was the big bang and it created her… a simple girl next door, with all her virtues and flaws. The fundamental flaws are her virtues, while her greatest virtue is the ability to process her flaws and turn them into virtues. A sweet little upside-down cake, with its top on its bottom… 🙂
Tijana Milošević, Serbian violinist, and the concertmaster of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, was born in 1978 in Belgrade in a musical family. She started playing the violin at the age of four and enrolled the Faculty of Music in Belgrade at the age of 15, where she graduated and earned her master’s degree with Prof. Dejan Mihailović. She continued her post-master’s level degree specialized program at the Juilliard School in New York, as a student of Dorothy DeLay and Lewis Kaplan. She obtained her PhD diploma in 2021 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. In 1998, she became the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tijana Milošević has also been the assistant concertmaster of Athens Camerata and the concertmaster of the chamber ensemble Double Sens from its outset back in 2007. This ensemble performs all over Europe with the soloist Nemanja Radulović.
Besides her position in the orchestra, Tijana Milošević has been performing as a soloist on numerous domestic and international tours. Among the recent ones, the following stand out: concerts with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 and 2018, then with Nemanja Radulović in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 2017, as well as tours in Germany and Italy with Nemanja Radulović and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2018, and Kreuzer Sonata play in September 2018 in France, where she performed alongside the actor Jean-Marc Barr.
Tijana Milošević has collaborated with many well-known artists and conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, David Zinman, James de Priest, Michail Jurowski and others, as well as with soloists such as Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Sarah Chang, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin, Nelson Freire, Fazil Say, Nikolai Lugansky and many others. She has received numerous awards in the country and abroad and is honorable bearer of the Royal Serbian Academy’s title Knight for Culture and Education.
She has released several recordings for PGP RTS label, such as her classical music solo album Music for Tijana (1998) and the ethno-jazz-classical-ambient CD called World Music Contact (2006). The most recent releases include the recordings of the J. S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 (with Nemanja Radulović) for Deutsche Grammophon. This recording was rated the fastest performance of this piece within the large research project Bach 333 marking the composer’s 333rd birthday.
Tijana Milošević is also a passionate educator. She holds a lecturer position in the String Instrument Department at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She was the originator and one of the mentors on the project of the Orchestra Academyl of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tijana Milošević plays the Enrico Rocca violin (Genoa, 1910), property of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.