City Chamber Orchestra Schlesinger represents one of the most important pillars of music life in Kragujevac. It was founded in 2006 as a result of undeniable need for specific cultural and artistic role in the city. The orchestra has 18 members, consisting of prominent musicians of our city. Municipal Chamber Orchestra Schlesinger has performed a large number of evening concerts in Kragujevac and Belgrade, Tivat and Vrnjačka Banja. It has also took part on television and radio broadcasts. Since 2011, the orchestra has been working in the framework of the Music Center Kragujevac.
Vladimir Milić (25.11.1962. Belgrade) has graduated and acquired master’s degree in conducting at Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
BS and MS in conducting at the Music Academy in Belgrade. He performed in many cities in Yugoslavia, as well as in concert halls of Austria, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia. He conducted the Belgrade and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, symphony orchestras of RT Belgrade and Zagreb, the Yugoslav Army Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra 'Borislav Pašćan', the Niš Symphony Orchestra, as well as choirs of Radio-Television Belgrade and the choir Obilic. He worked for several years at the Academy of Art University in Novi Sad. Since 1987 he acts as a professor of conducting, but also works as a conductor of the symphony orchestra and the choir of Mokranjac music school in Belgrade. From 1993 to 2004 he is the artistic director and conductor of the Choir Belgrade Madrigalists.
He recieved advanced training from maestro Borislav Paščanin and maestro Mladen Jagušt.
Milić has realized hundreds of concerts in Austria, Greece, Italy, UK, Hungary, Romania and France, as well as in all of the republics of former Yugoslavia. Vladimir has performed at many important national and international festivals (BEMUS, Days of Mokranjac, International Review of Composers, OKTOH, Wagner's Festival, Athens Festival....). He conducted the Belgrade and Zagreb Philharmonic, symphony orchestras of Radio-Television of Serbia and the Serbian Army Artistic Ensemble Stanislav Binički, string orchestras Dušan Skovran, Schlesinger, Pro clasica and Mokranjac as well as the symphonic orchestras of Belgrade secondary music schools Mokranjac, Stanković and Slavenski. He has cooperated with choirs of Radio Television Serbia, Obilić, CAA Krsmanović and especially with Belgrade Madrigalists. Milić was an artistic director and conductor of Belgrade Madrigalists from 1992 until 2004.
He has made a large number of visual and sound recordings for radio and television stations in the country and abroad. The discography achievements that should be highlighted are four CD-s with Chamber orchestra Mokranjac.
His activity at Summer Spiritual Academy in Studenica monastery, as a choir of participants' conductor (2002 and 2003) is very significant, and since 2004, as the editor of final concerts' programs and a teacher. Since the establishing of Mokranjac's Foundation, Milic has the function of president of the Managing Board of this prominent institution. In more than one mandate he was chosen for a president of the Association of Music Artists of Serbia, which position he is currently holding.
Vladimir currently works as a docent for the subject Orchestra at the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac, as the conductor of Symphony Orchestra of the music school "Mokranjac" and as the artistic director and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Mokranjac.