Biography

Maestra Milena Injac is renowned Serbian conductor. Her musical studies include the University of Belgrade, Universität für Мusik und darstellende Кunst in Vienna,  Austria and culminated in receiving a Ph.D. at the University of Arts in Belgrade in orchestra and opera conducting. She worked with renowned conductors such as Jorma Panula, as well as maestros  Salvador Mas Conde, Peter Eotvos and well known Serbian conductors Mladen Jagušt and Angel Surev.

Maestra Milena Injac is a Principal Guest Conductor of the Nis Symphony Orchestra, Nis, Serbia, since 1994, where she also acted as a Music Director from 1999 till 2003. She is Music Director of the Opera productions in the city of Nis National Theatre, as well as Chief Conductor of the City Chamber Orchestra Tsarina Theodora, Nis, Serbia. Dr. Injac was appointed conductor of the International Symphony Orchestra of the 29th Orchestra Festival in Murcia, Spain in 2010 and International Symphony Orchestra at the Euroorchestra Festival in Moscow-Zukovsky, Russia in April 2012.

Together with her concert career, she has built a successful academic career as a full-time professor, Associate Dean for Education and Curriculum, and Chief Conductor of the Symphony and Chamber orchestra Concertante at Faculty of Arts, University of Nis. She is a member of the Senate and president of the Arts Council of the University of Nis, Serbia. Dr. Injac is also a coordinator of the International Cooperation within the project Erasmus.

During her career, Maestra Injac won many prestigious awards: First Prize at 3rd International festival ”World of music” in Italy, conducting the Niš Symphony Chamber Orchestra in 2000, „Golden Badge” of 20th International Choral Festival in Nis, Serbia for a high level of her vocal-instrumental performances, in 2004. Also, Dr. Injac is the laureate of the Euroorchestra Festival in Moscow, Russia (2012).

Maestra Injac has performed with some of the prestigious orchestras in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, El Salvador, Uruguay, Macedonia, and others. Milena Injac has participated numerous international festivals like the International Review of Composers in Belgrade, Serbia, Bolshoi Festival of Emir Kusturica in Mokra Gora, Serbia, NIMUS festival in Nis, Serbia, as well as festivals in Sweden, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Turkey, and Russia. She is often invited as a judge for the international competitions of choirs and orchestras, as well as to lead master classes of conducting. Maestra Milena Injac is Ambassador of El Sistema Serbia.

Schort Biography

Maestra Milena Injac received her PhD in Orchestra and Opera Conducting at the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, 2015 in the class of prof.emeritus Darinka Matić-Marovic and Universität für Мusik und darstellende Кunst in Vienna working with Salvador Mas Conde. She has worked with famous maestros Jorma Panula and Peter Eotvos. Maestra Injac has performed with all the leading orchestras in Serbia and numerous Symphony and Opera houses in Balkans, Europe and Latin America. She is award-winning conductor in various festivals in Italy, Spain and Russia. Her repertoire ranges from chamber music to demanding symphonies, operas and world premieres. Maestra Injac is Principal Guest Conductor of the Niš Symphony Orchestra,t Serbia and Music Director of the Opera Production in the Niš National Theatre, Serbia. She works as a full time professor and Chief Conductor of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Concertante, Faculty of Arts, University of Niš. Since January 2018, maestra Milena Injac is Chief Conductor of the City Chamber Orchestra Tsarina Teodora, Niš, Serbia. Maestra Injac is Ambassador of El Sistema Serbia.