Milan Siljanov



​Milan Siljanov is currently an ensemble member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. A Samling Artist, he studied in the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Prof Rudolf Piernay. Previous studies were at the Zurich University of the Arts under Prof Scot Weir. He is the winner of the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition in London in 2015.

In 2018 he was awarded second prize and audience prize in the ARD international music competition and in 2014, he was awarded both the first prize and audience prize at the 50th International Vocal Competition in Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Milan was a finalist in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama “Gold Medal” 2015 and is the recipient of the Independent Opera Voice Fellowship. His studies have been generously supported by The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers and the Independent Opera Voice Scholarship. Furthermore, he was awarded the Prix Yves Paternot, the Festival Academy’s highest honour!

Highlights of the 2018/19 season included Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Bavarian State Opera, Der Einarmige in Frau ohne Schatten at the Verbier Festival, Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber, recitals at the Hugo Wolf Academy in Stuttgart, at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Wigmore Hall with pianist Nino Chokhonelidze.

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“Milan Siljanov’s rock-like Collatinus provided a wonderful foil for Balejko, and Siljanov’s ‘never more shall we two be apart’ was heartbreaking.”

Planet Hugill

“Milan Siljanov gives us a gorgeously-sung and notably attractive Arlecchino.”


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“Swiss bass-baritone Milan Siljanov (winner of the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition in September 2015) was superb as Arlecchino…”

Opera Today

“Over the course of the week, however, we felt that Milan Siljanov had the greatest potential, and is a wholly deserving recipient of the prize. We look forward to following what I’m sure will be a very successful and fulfilling career.”

Wigmore Hall