Milena Viotti was born in 1988 in Lausanne. She started playing the horn at the age of 9 and began her studies with Marc Bouchard at the Conservatoire du Luxembourg. She studied at the Conservatoire Nationale Régionale de Lyon under Joec Nicod and since 2007 has studied in Basel and Stuttgart with Christian Lampert and Erich Penzel. Milena has played with the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Swiss Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchesters. Milena was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Bayerische Staatsoper before being appointed as third horn in 2010.