The Serbian Milan Karanovic is one of the most interesting cellists of the Viennese world of music. After his studies in Belgrade, he joined the class of Jontscho Bayrov at the Vienna Conservatory, at which he finished in 2006 with distinction. Further impetus was given Karanovic of such prestigious teachers as Mstislav Rostropovich, Mischa Maisky, Martin Löhr, Franz Bartolomey, Young-Chang Cho, Maria Kliegel, Daniel Barenboim and Steven Isserlis. Already during his studies he won several competitions, including the competition "J. Dotzauer" in Dresden in 2001 and the Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach/Austria in 2003. This was followed by solo performances, including concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Together with Dalibor Karvay and Stefan Stroissnig (piano) he played with great success in trio formation, i.e. awarded with the Herbert von Karajan scholarship in Austria. Together, they performed already in Vienna, London, Berlin, at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rome, France and Argentina, just to name a few. As an orchestral musician, Milan Karanovic was engaged in 2008 for a year as principal cellist of the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria, in the 2010/11 season as assistant principal cellist of the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra and between 2012 and 2014 as principal cellist in the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.