Jelena Milojevic

South Vancouver Island

Sun. January 31st, 2010 2:00pm

Jelena Milojevic is one of the foremost female classical accordion performers of today.
Her performances have been acclaimed as "an explosion of cosmic sensuality" and
she has been praised for her "brilliant virtuosity".
She had privilege to be a student at two famous accordion centers, Music Academies in Pula
(Croatia) and Kragujevac (Serbia). During her studies she had intensive collaboration with
some of the world's leading accordionists, such as A. Skliarov, Y. Shishkin, P. Soave, J. Crabb,
D. Modrusan, O. Murray,
M. Vayrynen, R. Tomic...
Jelena Milojevic is versatile musician with extensive performing history, both as a soloist and
chamber musician, in Canada, USA and Europe. Her appearances include highly recognized
venues, such as Vancouver (Christ Church Cathedral, UBC Recital Hall),
New York (Weill Recital Hall at CARNEGIE HALL), Pula, Croatia (Arena), Belgrade, Serbia
(Kolarac Hall)...
Her New York debut was the first classical accordion solo-recital in the last thirty years, in
Carnegie Hall.
She won numerous international accordion competitions. One of her greatest successes was
winning one of the biggest international competitions for accordion artists, WORLD TROPHY
2003 in Italy.
In 2007, Jelena has moved to the West Coast of Canada, where she's promoting and establishing
classical accordion,
as a performer as well as a teacher. She's teaching at Vancouver Community College.
Her CD "The Art of Accordion" will be released this fall, followed by Canadian tour.

Cost: $25/$22 Category: Music, Theatre
Location: Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. Sidney BC More Info: Alesia Shew

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