Born in Serbia in 1982, as a four-year-old prodigy Mladen Čolić was musically guided by Ivana Branovački and Svetlana Bogino in his home town, Novi Sad. He later entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris to study with Prisca Benoit and Jacques Rouvier, under a scholarship of the French government and the Academie des Beaux Arts. Over thirty prizes in international and national piano competitions have marked his career as a pianist, with first prizes at the Maria Canals and Jaen Piano Competitions, first prize at the Rachmaninov Competition and second prize at the China Shenzhen Piano Concerto Competition, among others. His numerous recitals have won international critical acclaim. In addition to teaching at the Paris Conservatoire, he also plays in a piano duo with Prisca Benoit. He has recorded for Naxos, in addition to many live recordings and broadcasts for Radio France and Serbian Radio.