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 and 2nd principal cellist of Sinfonieorchester Aachen. 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, 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. Currently his Dvorak Variations for 8 cellos is commissioned to be premiered at Cello Biennale Amsterdam in 2022. a 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'' ensemble.
Since 2022 he is cello teacher at Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Prior to this, Mladen was teaching cello, arrangements and cello ensemble at Hochschule für Musik in Detmold.