Acclaimed Violist to Play at JBU

Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 10, 2007) - John Brown University will host an evening of music with acclaimed violist Dejan Mladjenovic on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. Recognized as one of the Balkans’ finest violists – Mladjenovic is an artist whose marvelous expressivity and rich tone have won him praise by audiences and critics around the world. Mladjenovic’s versatility has allowed him to perform more than 150 concerts with significant chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and in recitals with distinguished pianists in Serbia, France, Spain, Norway, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Switzerland and Great Britain. Many viola concertos and sonatas have been composed and dedicated to him throughout the years. Mladjenovic studied music in his native country, Serbia, at the University of Belgrade, as well as in Norway and Germany. On a scholarship from the French government, Mladjenovic attended the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris where he pursued advanced studies and completed a master’s degree in viola performance with highest honors. In addition to his violist career, Mladjenovic also serves as a professor of viola and string quartet studies at the University of Belgrade, School of Fine Arts. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked fourth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 42 states and 49 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’s Independent Colleges & Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

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