Interview with Mladen, Composer, performer and interpreter
What does a ballet pianist do?
The ballet pianist’s job consists of playing the piano for ballet classes, that is to say accompanying the dancers in their daily workout and rehearsals in the ballet studio and on stage. Furthermore it is the key figure assisting the choreographer in the creative process from the musical point of view.
Watching GISELLE at La Scala di Milano was always a dream of mine. The Ballet Company of Teatro alla Scala is one of the oldest and most renowned ballet companies in the world, founded at the inauguration in 1778.
I was lucky to see two of the world’s most glamorous Ballet Stars on stage Svetlana Zakharova, Prima Ballerina from Bolshoi in Moscow and Étoile of Teatro alla Scala, together with her elegant partner David Hallberg from the American Ballet Theatre. That is a very special treat for all ballet lovers.