About Milena Cifali

Milena, a singer songwriter, published poet (Love, Art, Ideas and Politics 2020, Messages From The Embers 2020),  lost her home and slice of paradise in Mallacoota on New Year’s Eve 2019. For more on the duo’s music, visit birdduo.com.au


In 2011 she left Canberra and as singer songwriter, began touring and performing along the eastern seaboard with her partner Jim Horvath. 


In March 2019 Milena was invited by the late Canberra poet John Passant to collaborate on his published anthologies, and set about composing music for their CD Whose Broken Is This which they toured to acclaim. 


In late 2019 Milena was awarded semi-finalist and a commendation in the UK international Songwriters Contest.

In April 2021 Milena’s song Mallacoota Time, title track to her book and audio book of the same title, was awarded the honour of being placed top ten finalist in the World Songwriting Awards, selected from thousands of entries from 197 countries.

Having performed to acclaim nationally at Major Folk Festivals, Covid-19 restrictions slowed her travels and after losing her home, Milena and her partner moved to Canberra and then Brisbane, where they currently reside.


Milena is a photographer, and loves birds.