Milica Ilic : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

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Milica Ilic

BA (Music) Hons
Studying under guitarist
Craig Ogden, U.K.

Performing before an international audience with the legendary Jose Carreras - and against the backdrop of the ancient Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat - is an experience that I am not likely to forget.

I accompanied Carreras in a vocal version of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez in a concert that raised funds for the Red Cross and for Cambodia's countless landmine victims, and when Carreras performed in Perth, I was again his guest soloist.

I began guitar tuition in Bosnia as a child and showed immediate promise. However, when my family came to Perth as refugees, times were hard and it was months before the family could even afford a second-hand guitar.

My talent was spotted by UWA's John Casey who suggested me as Carreras' accompanist at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra charity performance in Cambodia.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with first class Honours. I won the Flora Bunning Memorial Prize from the UWA School of Music to fund my study under the renowned guitarist, Craig Ogden, in England.

In April 2004 I released my debut CD Rouge Guitar. This was followed by a DVD featuring concerts, interviews and music clips, entitled In Conversation and on Stage.

Milica Ilic released her second album Stir the Sky in 2007.

As of 2008 Milica resides in London where she continues to perform and teach guitar. She is also writing a book entitled Guitar inTuition.



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