Premil Petrović is the initiator, chief conductor and artistic director of No Borders Orchestra. He studied conducting at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin where he was awarded the Heinrich Böll scholarship as well as the prestigious scholarship “Musik Theater Heute” of the Akademie der Deutschen Bank.
In 1996 he founded the music theater Cinema REX, one of Belgrade’s most important and politically active venues during the 1990s. Although he currently lives in Berlin, he conducts various orchestras worldwide and appears at international festivals. Premil’s repertoire includes historical interpretations of early music, classic, romantic and contemporary music, spanning both the operatic and symphonic repertoires.
He was awarded the First Hanns-Eisler-Award in Berlin for his achievements in the field of contemporary music. He frequently conducts experimental musical theater projects. For Bruce LeBruce’s film Pierrot Lunaire, which won a Teddy award at the Berlinale 2014, he recorded a new performance of Schönberg’s piece.
His first recording with No Borders Orchestra was released in 2015 on Deutsche Grammophon, with whom the next recording is being prepared.