|Milena Injac, Conductor, was born in Nis, Serbia, in 1969. Her ancestors include Czechs and Hungarians from her mothers side. She took her Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Arts Degrees in Orchestra, Opera and Choral Conducting at the Belgrade University of Arts, Faculty of Music, Serbia.
She perfected her skills at the Bartók Seminar (Jorma Panula) and Vienna Master class (Salvador Mas Conde).
As a conductor, she performed with many different official state and chamber orchestras in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, FYROM, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay, El Salvador and Russia. This appearances include symphonic, chamber and opera performances with: Belgrade National Opera, Belgrade Philharmonic, Radio TV Symphony Orchestra Belgrade, Stanislav Binicki Symphony Belgrade, Skopje National Opera, Skopje Philharmonic, Vidin, Plovdiv, Schumen and Vratza Philharmonic orchestras in Bulgaria, Sarajevo Philharmonic from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro Symphony Orchestra, St. Albans Symphony in London, UK, National Youth Symphony Orchestra “Jose Artigas” from Montevideo-Uruguay, National Youth Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador, Sofia Philharmonic in Bulgaria, etc.
Milena Injac acted as artistic director and conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra (1999-2003) as well as the founder and artistic director of New Music Workshop in Belgrade and founder and artistic director of the Academic Chamber Orchestra University of Nis, Serbia. She has been Vice president of the Artistic Council of the Nis Summer International Choir Festival and was awarded with the Gold Badge – prestigious award of 20.International Choir Festival, Nis – Serbia 2004 for high artistic level of vocal-instrumental performances.
Mrs. Injac conducted International Orchestra on the closing session of 29th International Youth Orchestra Festival in Murcia (Spain) in March 2010, as well as International Euroorchestra Symphony in Moscow-Russia, 2012.
She recorded for various national and international TV and radio stations. She gives master classes of orchestra conducting in Uruguay (Montevideo), El Salvador (San Salvador) and Spain (Murcia), above her concert activity. She is often invited as a member of international juries in Serbia (Nis) , Bulgaria (Sofia and Euterpe Karlovo opera competition) and Turkey (Antaliya Choir Festival).
Milena Injac appeared as a conductor in the main concert venue “Kolarac” Hall in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, as well as in famous Bulgaria Hall (Sala Bulgaria) in Sofia, Bulgaria, performing Mozart’s Requiem with Sofia Philharmonic and Choir, also in Teatro Solis in Monetvideo (Uruguay) and Teatro Nacional in San Salvador (El Salvador), San Stefano Cathedral in Florence, Aula of the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Austria), Auditorio di Congresos Narciso Yepes Hall in Murcia (Spain), etc.
Currently, she works as professor, artistic director and conductor of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra “Concertante” Faculty of Arts, University of Nis and as a permanent guest conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra, Serbia. With Chamber Orchestra “Concertante” she performed in Serbia, Greece, Russia and Italy-under the invitation of Sir William Walton’s Foundation Summer Festival in the island of Ischia. For musical critic she is experienced, extremely gifted conductor with high level of knowledge, wonderful manual technique and sense for musical esthetic. Her mixed European and Serbian origin, makes her very fresh and interesting musical personality who brings the east to the west and west to the east in her performances.
In April 2016 Milena Injac will lead the Nis Symphony Orchestra’s tour in Greece performing among others the opening ceremony of Evmelia Volos Music Festival.