Teofil Milenkovic

Born in Frosinone on 11 January 2000, Teofil Milenkovic began playing the violin at a very young age, under the guidance of his parents, both violinists.

His extraordinary talent is confirmed by over 40 first prizes, won in various national and international competitions, starting with the International Competition for Young Talents of S. Bartolomeo, won at just 4 years old, followed by numerous relevant affirmations such as: 1st absolute prize “Premio Salieri 2018” and special prize “Virtuosité” at the International Competition of Young Musicians of Legnago, 1st prize and special prize of the Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” of Bacau at the International Competition “Città di Barlassina” (2015), Special Jury Prize at the Rodolfo Lipizer Competition in Gorizia (2012), Winner of the “Claudio Scimone” Prize (2019), 2nd Prize (First Prize not awarded) at the Rodolfo Lipizer Competition in Gorizia (2021), 1st Prize at the International Competition for Violin and Orchestra Valsesia Musica (2022), Winner of the National Arts Award (2021), 1st Prize at the “Carlo Maria Giulini” Competition in the City of Bolzano (2021), etc.

In 2014 he was awarded the Unicredit Scholarship “Maura Giorgetti” awarded by the Filarmonica della Scala to the best violin and cello talents.

Despite his young age, he has already embarked on a remarkable career: at the age of just nine he performed as a soloist with orchestra at the opening of the concert seasons of Rome (Teatro Olimpico) and Lecce (Teatro Greco), playing violin concertos by Mendelssohn and Mozart. He has also participated in various national and international concerts and festivals, such as the Festival des Portes du Mercantour in France, the “Mozart” Festival in Saxony, the Festival Krka in Slovenia, the Festival Bojcinsko Leto in Serbia, etc.

As a soloist he has performed with various orchestras, including I Solisti Veneti (conducted by Claudio Scimone), I Virtuosi Italiani, J. Futura Orchestra (conducted by Fabrizio Dini Ciacci), I Cameristi Triestini (conducted by Fabio Nossal), Symphony Orchestra of Lecce (conducted by Marcello Panni), Orchestra of the RTV of Serbia (conducted by Branimir Djokic), Orchester des Musischen Gymnasiums Salzburg (conducted by Antonio Ballista), “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau (Romania) conducted by Maestro Ovidiu Balan, Haydn Orchester etc.

In 2015 he was chosen by the Cremona Stradivari Foundation to hold three concert-auditions at the Auditorium of the Violin Museum with the 1727 “Vesuvio” Stradivarius, returning later in 2022 accompanied by the Sistine Chapel Brass Orchestra ” this time playing together with “Vesuvio” the “Lam-ex Scotland University” 1734, receiving enthusiastic acclaim from the public and the press.

At the moment he is studying at the Monteverdi Conservatory of Bolzano, under the guidance of Maestro M. Bronzi.