Milan Milisavljevic, Assistant Principal Viola
Milan Milisavljevic is currently Assistant Principal Viola with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The Strad magazine has described his playing as "very imaginative, with a fine, cultured tone." He has won prizes at competitions such as ARD, Lionel Tertis and Aspen Lower Strings and has performed at Marlboro, Cascade Head, Lake Tahoe and Grand Teton Music Festivals. Milan has appeared as soloist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic, Aspen Sinfonia etc. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Mendelssohn, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, as well as Robert McDuffie, Joseph Kalichstein, Sergiu Luca and many others. Prior to joining the MET, he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Milan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University and has coached violists at Verbier Music Festival and at Indiana University as a visiting lecturer.