Milena Petković, violin

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MILENA PETKOVIĆ was born on August 24, 1997, in Kotor. She began playing the violin at the age of 6 under the tutelage of Professor Nevila Klakor at the ŠOMO Tivat Music School. She completed her secondary music education at the "Vida Matjan" school in Kotor. In 2015, she enrolled in the Bachelor of Violin program at the Music Academy in Cetinje, studying under Professor Vujadin Krivokapić. Milena graduated in 2018, after completing her final year of study at the conservatory "G. Tartini" in Trieste through the Erasmus student exchange program.


Milena has attended masterclasses with renowned professors such as Arkadi Winokurow, Anton Martinov, Andrea Amendola, and Vujadin Krivokapić, as well as chamber music departments under Maria Grazia Bellochio, Alberto Martini, Nataša Popović, and Žana Lekić.


She has won numerous awards at national and international competitions for solo violin and chamber ensembles, including the Music Festival of the Youth of Montenegro, "Daleki Akordi" in Split, "Diapason D'Oro" in Pordenone, and "Roberto di Cecco" in Trieste.


Milena has also been a member of the "Monfalcone" Symphony Orchestra and the "Camerata Strumentale Italiana" String Orchestra in Trieste.


As a soloist, Milena performed in front of the Youth String Orchestra at the Kotor Art Festival in 2015. In the same year, she held a solo concert at the Festival "Purgatory" in Tivat, and in 2017, she played Bach's concerto for two violins in front of the orchestra of the Music Academy of Cetinje. In Italy, she performed solo concerts of chamber music with the quintets "Virtuoso" and "Balcanico" in Sacile, Belluno, and Trieste. In 2021, she performed with the string quartet "Bermet" at the festival "Podgorica Cultural Summer" in Podgorica.


Currently, Milena is in her final year of violin master studies at the Conservatory "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste, studying under Professor Diana Mustea. In September 2021, she was admitted to a master's degree in viola in the class of Professor Andrea Amendola at the same Conservatory. She was also awarded the Erasmus student exchange scholarship for one semester at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.