Precollege Faculty: Conductor - Concert Orchestra
Milan Milisavljević is Principal Viola of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has performed as soloist, conductor and chamber musician all over the world, with artists such as Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Augustin Hadelich, Joseph Kalichstein, Cho-Liang Lin, and many others. His most recent activities include chamber music at Carnegie Hall with members of the Met Orchestra, festivals such as Mainly Mozart and Classical Tahoe, and teaching masterclasses at Juilliard, the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, as well as working with talented students of the Interlochen Arts Academy.
As a conductor, Milan has been active as founder of Music for the People, an informal collective devoted to a fresh and innovative perspective on classical music, with an emphasis on underrepresented artists and juxtapositions of classic works with those highlighting social and cultural movements of the present and the past. He has conducted orchestras in Bulgaria, Poland, Wales, Mexico, the United States and his native Serbia. Active as an educator, he has extensively worked with orchestras at New York University to high acclaim. He has studied conducting with Jorma Panula, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, Johannes Schlaefli, and at the Pierre Monteux School. Milan is on the faculty at the Mannes School of Music as well as NYU.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Faculty since 2022.
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