Milan Mihajlović (1945, Serbia) is a retired (2010) professor of composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, a co-founder of the Composers’ Forum (1992), which he headed as Director until 2002. He was also President of the Composers’ Association of Serbia (1987–2002), secretary and then head of the Music Theory Department at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and, from 2002 to 2009, Dean of the entire Faculty. He has won numerous awards for his creative work: the Stevan Hristić Award (1970), BEMUS Award (1972), October Award of the City of Belgrade (1984), two first awards at the International Composers’ Forum (in 1992 and 1996), Stevan Mokranjac Award (1994), and the City of Belgrade Award (2003). Works by Mihajlović are often performed in Serbia and abroad, in halls such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, Steinway Hall in London, Sydney Conservatory Hall, and elsewhere.
In 2014, he was a visiting composer at the International Festival of Chamber Music in Kempten (Germany), where his work Melancholy, commissioned by the festival, had its world première. In 2015, his work Revolt likewise had its première in Germany, and in 2016 he was a visiting composer at Dijon (France), where his piece Les Adieux, another commission, also had its world première.
Revolt (originally scored for horn, violin, viola, violoncello, and piano) was premièred in 2015 in Germany.
It is dedicated to Belgrade’s festival Bunt, which is clearly suggested by the title of the piece.