Milos Veljkovic is a pianist based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
He started his first piano lesson with his mother, a music teacher, at the age of six. As a young talent, he won prizes such as the Festival of The Association of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia and the European Music Competition of Moncalieri (Italy).
During his final year of piano performance studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Serbia) with professor Aleksandar Sandorov, he receives the scholarship to do his MoA studies in Kristiansand (Norway), with professor Trygve Traedal. After finishing his MoA studies in Norway, he goes back to Serbia where he starts a job as a piano teacher at the primary and secondary music school Jovan Bandur in the city of Pancevo (Serbia) for five years, after which he starts a teaching assistant job with the Chamber Music Department at the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac (Serbia) where he stays for the next eight years, during which time he advanced to a full-time teacher position.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, during his MoA studies in Kristiansand.
Since the age of twenty two he has started performing in many chamber music ensembles. He has performed with lots of different ensembles in Norway, Serbia, Germany, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and USA. Milos’ repertoire includes pieces from baroque to contemporary music. His interpretations are characterized by a great expressivity and temperament, refined technique and a warm sensitivity for sound colour. His way of playing often led to mutually inspiring collaboration with contemporary composers. Milos took part in some of the most important musical events in Serbia, such as BEMUS, the International Review of Composers, KOMA and BITEF.
He recorded for CD labels in Serbia and the UK and the CD’s produced by MASCOM Records and the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts marking the anniversaries of some of the most important Serbian composers such as Vlastimir Trajkovic, Enriko Josif and Vasilije Mokranjac. The national broadcasting system , RTS, gave live broadcasts of some of his performances. Milos also took part in symphonic music as a piano and celesta player in many performances by the RTS Symphony Orchestra.