Serbian trumpet soloist and music pedagogue
Mladen Đorđević was born in 1969 in Belgrade. At the age of six, he started to study trumpet. He has graduated and got his MA degree from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. In 1995, he became a professor at the abovementioned faculty, where he still gives lectures as an full professor.
He was a laureate of several regional competitions. In 1991, in Zagreb, he won the third prize at the competition of Music Artists of Yugoslavia, which, at that time, was the most important music competition of ex-Yugoslavia.
In 1988, he became professionally engaged as the second trumpet player in Radio-Television Belgrade Symphony Orchestra and by the end of the following year, he became the third trumpet player of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since 1991-2011.,he has been the first trumpet soloist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, gradually developing into one of the leading trumpet soloists, both in Serbia and in the Balkans. He has performed with various conductors and soloists (Zubin Mehta - 3. Mahler simf. solo post horn, Marta Argevic: Ravel piano concert, etc. Sreten Krstic-J.S.Bach:2.Brandenburg concert,Valeriy Afanasiev,Pol Mayer,Leopold Hager,En Shao,K.A.Rikenbaher), as well as with all the relevant orchestras in Serbia and Balkans.
The repertoire of Mladen Đorđević encompasses classical trumpet repertoire, from the Baroque to the XX century and Jazz. In his career, he has been particularly interested in Serbian composers and in the promotion of new pieces of music, some of which have been dedicated to him - S. Božić: Lazarevo bdenije, koncert za trubu (Lazar’s Vigil, Concert piece for trumpet) J. Bošnjak: Otkrovenje Sv. Jovana za solo trubu i veliki Hor (The Revelation of Saint John for Solo Trumpet and Choir), D.Despić: koncert za trubu i orkestar (Concert Pieces for Trumpet and Orchestra), A.Grgin: Laura-Jazz svita (Laura-Jazz Suite).
The discography, inter alia, includes: CD Eric Aubiera: Ivan Jevtic-Komplet trumpet works, as the second trumpet in the Divertiment for Two Trumpets and Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi, 2002.), Ivan Jevtic: Concert Pieces for Trumpet and Trombone (RTS-Beograd), Jugoslav Bosnjak: The Revelation of Saint John for Solo Trumpet and Choir (RTS-Beograd, 2008.) CD Tatjane Rankovic-klavir, Dimitri Sostakovic- Koncert za klavir i trubu, ,IBOX,N.Y.USA(2010.)
2011.CD Trumpi and Jazzical:Clod Bolinga,A Grgina I M.Garsona for trumpet and Jazz trio(Fmu-Beograd), 2011.CD with Majom Smiljanic Radic-organ:Music for trumpet and organ(Fmu-Beograd)
In 2004, he founded the ensemble Jazzical. He played at the concerts in Paris, Belgrade, Nis,Craiova,performing the following pieces of music: Clod Bolling: Toot Suite, A.Grgina: Laura-Jazz Suite, M.Garson: Paganini Jazz Variations.
In 2009. he had a concert with Eric Aubier in Amian-France, when he played
V.Brandt: Piece de Concert N.2. and P.Sarasate:Chansons Tziganes and Rolipops from J.F.Michel for two trumpet with Eric Aubier.He had a masterclasse too.
In July 2010 he was a guest soloist at the Trumpet Gala-Concert of Gabor Boldocki on the festival Festspiele, Schwerin, Germany.
In December 2011. Belgrade Gala Concert:Trumpisimo, with leading European soloists: G.Boldockim, S.Nakarjakovim, accompanied Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.Playing as a soloist G.Tartini:Concert for trumpet and orchestra, and G.Ph.Telemman:Concert for three trumpets and orchestra.
He won the Gold Medal of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra ,and the Silver Medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade.