British pianist Mina Miletic was born in Belgrade to parents of Serbian and Bulgarian heritage. After attending the Academy of Music in Belgrade where she studied on full scholarship and obtained a BMus with highest distinction, Mina joined the Postgraduate Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was awarded the E Power Biggs bursary and where she studied with Colin Stone and Paul Lewis.
Pianist whose effortless technique is always at the service of the music
Mina obtained the RAM Postgraduate Diploma and RAM Teaching Licentiate (LRAM) in July 2002. She was awarded a special bursary from the Serbian Ministry of Science and Technology, received Newby Trust Grant for 2001/02 and 2002/03, Craxton Memorial Trust Award for 2001/02 and Sir Richard Stapeley Educational Trust Award for 2002/03.
Seven steps to Beethoven: Mina Miletic - Paul Lewis - Alfred Brendel - Edwin Fischer - Martin Krause - Franz Liszt - Carl Czerny - Ludvig van Beethoven
In 1988 Mina won the second prize at the National Piano Competition and received the Mokranjac Prize in 1992. She also won the top prize in the Petar Konjovic International Piano Competition in 1998, a special prize at the Karic International Piano Competition in London in 2001, and was very highly commended at the Dudley International Piano Competition in 2001.
I was very impressed by her persuasive and communicative playing. At her best Mina stands comparison with the finest artists.
She attended master classes with distinguished musicians such as Ian Hobson, Peter Donohoe, Olivera Djurdjevic, Noriko Ogawa, Murray McLachlan and Clifford Benson; and received chamber music coaching from Kiri Te Kanawa, Joseph Seiger, Lydia Mordkovich, Ruth Waterman and others.
Mina's playing has a visionary quality that can be quite enthralling. She has a clear musical integrity and an individual personality.
Prof Christopher Elton
Mina Miletic established her career regularly appearing in recital, as a chamber musician and concerto soloist at major musical venues and festivals. She performed at the 30th Belgrade Music Festival, ex-Yugoslavia's most prestigious festival, recorded for RTS and has given many RTS live broadcasts. Her international engagements have included concerts throughout Europe, Asia, Central America and the USA. See the concert section for further details on future concerts.
One could not have wished for a more lusty and definitive performance, backed up by an infallible sense of timing!
Prof Malcolm Troup
Mina recently completed her doctoral thesis on ‘Interpretation of Impressionistic Piano Music’. For five years (2004-2009) she was the Honorary Secretary of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe and during this time she collaborated with many distinguished pianists and scholars in promoting Beethoven's pianistic oeuvre. She is also active as a contributor and reviewer for the Arietta journal.
Mina Miletic is passionate about education and she currently teaches piano at Eton College and Harrow School. Mina has given master-classes in Armenia, Bulgaria, Serbia and UK and is increasingly engaged as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions. For two consecutive years (2008 and 2009) she was in the jury of the International Piano Competition 'Davorin Jenko' in Belgrade.
Mature playing - good style, good sound, good musician
She is also an experienced accompanist and chamber musician (see repertoire). A long-standing collaboration with the Bulgarian violinist Dimitar Burov resulted in recently released CDs featuring works by Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy and Shostakovich. A versatile personality, Mina shows interests in various forms of artistic expression. She has won prizes in literary competitions and has published short stories in several anthologies. In February 2009 Mina was named Belgrade Ambassador of Ecology and in July 2009 was voted in the Top 10 Most Successful Young Serbs in the World.