Mladen Miloradovic has established himself as a principal orchestra cellist, a passionate chamber musician
and a dedicated teacher. Mladen was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He completed his bachelor’s degree in cello
with Prof. Dejan Bozic at the Music Academy in Belgrade. Following that he received his master’s degree
with Prof. Alexander Baillie at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, and a second master’s and then
Konzertexamen studies with Prof. Xenia Jankovic at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Mladen also took
masterclasses with world renowned cellists such as Wolfgang Boettcher, Gary Hoffman, Alban Gerhardt,
Louise Hopkins, Christoph Richter, Jerome Perno and Istvan Varga.
He has gathered his orchestral experience as principal cellist of Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, 2nd
principal cellist of Sinfonieorchester Aachen and deputy co Principal of Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally he has been invited to play as guest principal cellist in such orchestras as Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Royal Philharmonic in Liège, and Niederrheinische
Philharmonie. He has had the pleasure of working with such conductors and musicians as Michael
Sanderling, Reinhardt Goebel, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Gabriel Fetlz, Bernhard Forck.
As soloist, Mladen has performed numerous concerts with orchestra. Some notable appearances include his
performances of Dvořák Concerto with Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford and the
Jungendorchester OLW; John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil with Sinfonieorchester Aachen; the Ibert Cello
Concerto with Sinfonieorchester Münster; and his performance of the lesser known Stamitz Cello Concerto
with Collegium Musicum Bielefeld and Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen. As winner of the ISA Festival
Competition in Semmering he performed Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in Baden, Austria.
His other accomplishments include winning the Grand Prix in Madrid International Competition and 2nd
prize in Anton Rubinstein competition in Düsseldorf.
Mladen’s experience in Baroque performance practice was cultivated during his time in Essen, particularly
under the influence of Reinhardt Goebel. This interest has continued to develop in Aachen, where the
orchestra regularly give performances on authentic period instruments.
As a chamber musician Mladen has been a regular guest at the Musikdorf Ernen Festival in Switzerland,
where he had the opportunity to play and collaborate with renowned musicians such as pianist Paolo
Giacometti, cellist Christian Poltera, cellist Xenia Janković, violist Timothy Ridout, cellist Vashti Hunter and
many others. He was a member of the Del Gesu String Quartet, and was also a guest in music festivals in
Poland, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands and Germany.
Mladen has recorded and performed for Radio Televison in Serbia, Netherlands Radio, Deutschlandfunk
Kultur, Sony Classical and ORF.
Besides his engagements as a cellist, he is also an arranger, composer and conductor. His arrangements and
compositions have been presented at Cello Biennale Amsterdam, European Chamber Music Festival in
Danzig, and Festival Musikdorf Ernen; performed by renowned musicians such as Julian Steckel, Natalia
Gutman, Harriet Krijgh, Candida Thompson; and such ensembles as Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands
Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Aachen; and broadcast on Radio Televison Serbia.
His 3rd Symphony was chosen from 80 other submitted works to be premiered and recorded in Serbian
radio. His Dvorak Variations for 8 cellos is commissioned and was premiered at Cello Biennale
Amsterdam in 2022.
Mladen started conducting shortly after starting his position in Aachen. He has mainly conducted smaller
ensembles and string orchestras, often with his own arrangements of works. He has taken lessons from
prominent opera conductors and gained experience in this field. He is also the founder of ''Restart''
Since 2022 he is cello teacher at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Prior to this, Mladen was teaching cello, arrangements and cello ensemble at Hochschule für Musik in Detmold.
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING
April 2021 - Recording for Deutschlandfunk Kultur Radio, Pieces for Cello and Piano
Mai 2021 - Münchener Kammerorchester, (guest player) Recording with Christian Tezlaff
Mai 2021 - Recording of Bach 1. Suite for cello solo (Project with Dance company)
August 2021 - Music and more-Summerfest, Trebinje, BiH
November 2021 - John Tavener, ''The Protecting Veil'' - Aachen - Depot
December 2021 - Guest Principal Cello - Württembergisches Kammerorchester , Bernhard Forck, Sophie Rennert
April 2022 - Guest Principal Cello - Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest -Amsterdam; Michael Sanderling, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
July-August 2022 - ''Music and More'' Summer festival, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Concerts and Masterclass
Oktober 2022 - Premiere of my new piece ''Dvorak Variations'', Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Celloiennale Amsterdam
Oktober 2022 - Concert with Agapi Triantafylidi and ''Eros ensemble'' in Bad Eilsen, Christus Kirche
July 2023 - Recording with Restart ensemble.
Oktober 2023 -Chamber music concert in Kockerei Hansa, Dortmund.
November 2023 - Chamber music concert, Solingen.
December 2023 - Concert with students from Bremen, Hall of Muiskhochschule in Bremen.