MLADEN TCHOLITCH

BIOGRAPHY

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 (www.genevemusicale.com).

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.

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