Croatian composer, Milko Kelemen, Died at 93


Milko Kelemen was born on March 30, 1924,in Podravska Slatina and died on March 8, 2018, in Stuttgart.

He was a Croatian composer.

Kelemen studied under Stjepan Šulek in Zagreb, under Olivier Messiaen in Paris and Wolfgang Fortner in Freiburg amongst others.

He was the founder the Music Biennale Zagreb, an international contemporary music festival and served as its president from 1961 to 1979.

Kelemen also worked at the Electronic Siemens Studio in Munich and was invited to Berlin as Composer in Residence.

He received many awards, the most notably was the Federal Cross of Merit, the prize of the ISCM, the Great Yugoslav State Prize, and the French order Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Kelemen lived in Stuttgart, Germany.

Kelemen’s works are published by Hans Sikorski Music Publishers.

He died at 93 years old.