Vladan Mijatovic Biography
Vladan Mijatovic was born in Serbia in 1984; he comes from a music-adored family in which generations, for decades, nurtured traditional (Folk) music in a special way. He finished Music School department (Piano) in his hometown and then his musical educations continued at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich (Germany) department (Jazz Piano), where he graduated with honors, in the class of the world famous Jazz pianist, Leonid Chizhik. In 2010 he received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in the USA (Boston) but he consciously rejected it and continued his studies for Master class with exceptional Leonid Chizhik. At the request of the professor Chizhik, and because of Vladan's musical background, he has organized concerts, with theme "Folk meets Jazz!" throughout Germany. Mr. Mijatovic composed several songs that are closely linked the distinctive touch of Balkan music and Jazz. Being the best in class, he was awarded the scholarship by his school, as well as many financial awards for an young musical talent. In 2010 he went to his first competition and won the first prize for Jazz-Piano in the class of all universities in Germany. In 2012 he went to Freiburg (Germany) to the International Jazz-Piano competition where he won the first in auditorium and third prize overall in Europe. The combination of music from the (East Europe), a special technic of playing, build ornaments and poly-rhythmic beats, his dynamic and at the same moment, sensitive spirit, and the knowledge of Jazz music what he studied for years, Mr. Mijatovic contributed to building a distinctive and unique musical style.
Working as a producer, recording and composing for the largest Records company in East Europe (Grand Production and Pink Media Group) as well as working as honored member of National Serbian Orchestra, playing over a hundreds of concerts a year. As a sideman he recorded over a hundred of songs for a different artist from Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, Croatian, Austria, Serbia and many more countries, where, he leaves his mark proudly on the albums of famous artists. He has tested himself also in the music for films, as well as couple of TV serials in Germany and Serbia and lot of commercials. For the forthcoming 2014 he announces his first Album “Ornaments” which will be recorded in New York (USA) with some of the great musicians, on the world.