Mila Teovanovic - Piano

B.Mus piano

Winner of 2010 Knigge Music Competition at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and graduate of Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Mila Teovanovic had her first piano instruction in the studio of Tatjana Djordjevic and Snezina Shaldeva. After only three years of study, she won the Third prize at the International Piano Competition Citta di Stresa, Italy. She has since been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the first prize at the International Piano Competition Citta di Pietra Ligure, Italy; the first prize and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Gold Medal at the Xorodia Orxistra Neon (X.O.N.) Piano Competition in Athens, Greece, and a special award for her interpretation of S. Rachmaninov at the Kosice International Piano Competition, Slovakia.          

In 1999, to escape the war crisis in her home country, Ms Teovanovic moved with her family to Greece, where she continued her musical education in the studio of Inesa Simonidou-Pavlidou at the Music College of Thessalonica, under full scholarship. In 2007, she graduated with highest honors, receiving the gold medal for her performance. Ms Teovanovic has appeared repeatedly on the Rising Stars recital series of Thessalonica Municipal Hall in Greece and on the Afternoon Recital Series, at the Gallery of Serbian Arts and Sciences Academy, in Belgrade. In 2007, she was invited to study with David Louie and John Perry at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Mila made her solo debut at the Richard Bradshaw amphitheatre of the Canadian Opera Company in the late March 2010. 

Ms Teovanovic received generous support from The Royal Conservatory’s Scholarship Award Fund and scholarship donors Irene Bradshaw, Margaret Parson-Poole and Dean Anagnoson during her studies at the Glenn Gould School. She had the privilege of working with some of the most eminent pianists and instrumentalists of today’s musical scene such as Leon Fleisher, Marc Durand, Andre Laplante, Anton Kuerti, Louis Lortie, Ursula Opens, Paul Badura Skoda, Paul Kantor, Mark Fewer, Leonidas Kavakos, Miriam Fried, Barry Schiffman to name the few. 

Mila Teovanovic - Piano teacher at CMC
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