Pianist of Serbian origin, Mladen Tcholitch (Čolić) discovered the piano at the age of
4 and was educated under Serbian and Russian musical traditions with Ivana
Branovacki and later Svetlana Bogino. Mladen mastered the piano playing at the
CNSM in Paris with Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. He was also counselled by
eminent pianists sich as Vladimir Krainev, Dimitri Bashkirov, Mihail Voskresensky.
His talent is recognised and supported by the Serbian and French Governments, by
the Académie des Beaux Arts as well as the "Mali Princ" Foundation in Serbia.
He has won numerous international competitions (“Premio Jaén”, “Maria Canals”,
“Sergei Rachmaninoff”, "Isidor Bajic" Piano Memorial, Shenzhen Concertos
Competition - China and “Vladimir Krainev”, among others). Mladen is invited as
soloist by the Orchestra de Barcelona y Catalunya, the Orquestra de Granada, the
Orchestre des Laureates du CNSM de Paris, the Voyvodina Symphonic Orchestra, the
Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Military Orchestra of Serbia, the Kharkov
Symphony Orchestra, Anima Musicae Orchestra… under the direction of conductors
such as Antoni Ros Marbà, Lavard Skou Larsen, Pablo Gonzales, Berislav
Skenderovic, Renchang Fu etc.
Mladen Tcholitch's discography includes two CDs issued by Naxos, the first released
in 2010 "Piano Recital" with works by Ravel, Schumann, Schubert, Medina and
Rachmaninov, the second in 2016 with a selection of Sonatas by Padre Soler.
Together with his wife Prisca Benoit, Mladen form a piano duo. They perform in
prestigious venues around the world. Their first CD with the two Mozart Concertos
for two pianos and orchestra and a Concert Fantasy on a "Flûte enchantée"
Ouverture, arranged by Miroslav Popovic, was recorded in Salzburg with "Salzburg
Chamber Soloists" under the Pavane Records label and highlights the achievements
of this duo.
Passionate about pedagogy, Mladen Tcholitch already has a significant track record of
students to his credit, some of whom have won international prizes and joined the
highest musical institutions in Europe. Currently a professor at the Geneva
Conservatory of Music, Mladen is also the founder and president of the Association
"Genève Musicale" which devotes its activity to the discovery and support of young
musicians through various activities, including a major international competition for
young pianists. which will take place in Switzerland in 2023
Mladen Tcholitch is regularly invited as a member of the Jury to various prestigious musical events, including the International "Maria Canals" Competition in Barcelona, the "ASEAN Chopin Piano Competition" in Malaysia, the competition for students of the Geneva Conservatory among others.