Milica Jelača Jovanović
Friday, January 20, 2023
One of the most impressive things inside of the Jansen Art Center is the beautiful Schimmel piano located in the Chamber Hall.
This gorgeous grand piano fills the entire building with stunning resonant sound. We love when we get to showcase this beautiful instrument.
On select Friday mornings beginning at 11am, join us for a one hour performance by regional pianists. Our January installment features a performance by Milica Jelača Jovanović.
Admission is by donation and we will provide coffee, tea, and cookies or pastries for you to enjoy.
ABOUT THE PERFORMER:
Born into a family of professional musicians in Belgrade, Serbia, Milica Jelača Jovanović began giving recitals at the age of 8. Hailed “a pianist of great energy and charisma”, she has performed in solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe, and has appeared as a soloist with symphonic and baroque orchestras, such as Seattle Philharmonic in Benaroya Hall, Whatcom Symphony, WWU Symphony, Sioux City Symphony and Radio TV Belgrade Symphonic Orchestra. “A brilliant performer,” she has also been interviewed and has recorded for various radio and television programs in the U.S., Serbia, Romania and Russia, and was profiled along with other musicians of note in books by Gordana Krajačić entitled “Muzička Pinakoteka”(2003) and “Muzički Svetionik” (2021). Besides winning numerous Serbian and Yugoslavian piano competitions, she won prizes at several international competitions, including First prize at the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition and the inaugural Iowa International Piano Competition. In 2006 she organized the “Schumann Madness Festival“ in Bellingham to mark the 150th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s death. Her recording Bright Moods (including Prokofiev’s Sarcasms) was released in 2012 under the MSR Classic label. Ms. Jelača Jovanović holds a Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is currently a Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Program at Western Washington University.
Thank you to our generous sponsor:
FLOYD AND DELORES JONES FOUNDATION
No tickets needed for this event, please join us!
Admission by donation.
Milica Jelača Jovanović
January 20, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Chamber Hall
The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: