Art Ensemble of the
Ministry of Defence
“Stanislav Binicki”

Recognitions for the Artistic Ensemble “Stanislav Binički”

Artistic Ensemble of the Ministry of Defence “Stanislav Binički” has become richer for two more valuable recognitions. The Ensemble received the annual award of the magazine “Muzika Klasika”, in the category “Orchestra of the year” and a public recognition “31st January” to mark 31st January – Day of the Town of Vranje.
 According to the rationale of the expert panel, the reward of the magazine “Klasika Muzika”, which is awarded for the greatest achievements on the national music scene in the previous calendar year, went to the Ensemble “Stanislav Binički” in the exact year in which it had marked a significant jubilee – 120th anniversary of its existence, and on that occasion, with a series of concerts, reminded Serbian public of the importance of the orchestra not only for the military service, but as an actor in the Serbian musical life.
At the same time, the town of Vranje presented to the Ensemble a public recognition “31st January”, in gratitude for the key support and contribution to development of cultural artistic work of Serbia and for cherishing freedom-loving and patriotic traditions of the Serbian people. On that occasion, it was highlighted that, with its repertoire diversity, and adaptability of genres and high artistic criteria, the orchestra in a dignified fashion promotes and presents the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Defence and Serbian Armed Forces to the national and foreign public.
Members of the Artistic Ensemble of the Ministry of Defence “Stanislav Binički” are regular guests at the ceremonies of celebrating jubilee of the Day of the town of Vranje and the Fourth Army Brigade, and the Major of the town of Vranje Slobodan Milenković PhD presented the recognition to the Head of the Ensemble Commander Svetozar Vasileski at a celebration held in the National Theatre „Bora Stanković” in Vranje.
Editor of the magazine “Muzika Klasika” Aleksandra Paladin presented the award to the Director of the orchestra Major Nikola Živković in the Museum of the National Theatre in Belgrade.