“The Légère Reeds enabled me to search for the core of musical expression, without the traditional limitations associated with the reed search and prep; and for that alone, they allow for multiple adaptations to a range of different performance environments. Their structural design is meant to allow for a perfect response, clarity and warmth throughout the clarinet range. It’s fabulous to have such a peace of mind and confidence of playing them for over fifteen years now!” – Milan Milosevic
Milan Milosevic earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of British Columbia. Most recently, he was a recipient of the British Columbia Arts Council Award, the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Award, and the UBC Graduate Award for Academic Excellence. Milan is a representative and endorsed artist of Légère Reeds, (Canada); Backun MoBa Clarinets, (Canada) Silverstein Works, (USA); and Stowasser J. Tarogato, (Hungary).
Milan is currently holding the position of Director of music department and clarinet instructor at Vancouver College. Prior to his doctoral studies at UBC, he held a clarinet position with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. During his tenure, he served as an artistic co-director of the Belgrade Philharmonic Woodwind Ensemble and the International Woodwind Quintet – Synergy 5. Milan was a featured soloist and ensemble performer at the Groundswell – Contemporary Music Series and New Music Festival with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Milan Milosevic has been a featured performing artist in a number of national CBC Radio broadcast performances and numerous TV and radio broadcasts in Belgrade, Serbia. Most recently, he has been a guest lecturer at scholarly conferences and master-classes, including the world premiere performance of commissioned work at Jackson State University, The University of British Columbia, Split School of Music in Croatia and University of Belgrade, Faculty of Music in Serbia. He has also performed with the Vancouver New Music Society, Redshift Music Society and Virtuosi Concert Series at the University of Winnipeg; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Inter Cultural Orchestra.
The International Clarinet Association journal The Clarinet CD review panel praised his new and extended clarinet performance techniques on the featured album "Pearls & Yarn" as “eclectic, ground-breaking and innovative.” His Brahms & Beethoven recordings were cited as “Lush and seductive...expressive & well controlled...mellow throughout the instrument’s range.” Milan is a featured artist of Summit Records, AZ.
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