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Bojan Čičić

Croatian-born violinist Bojan Čičić has established himself as one of the leading names on the early music scene, as both a soloist and music director.

In addition to being the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music, he directs ensembles including De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Dunedin Consort, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Phion Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel.

As a soloist he appeared with Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the 18th-Century, Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo and Orquesta Barocca de Sevilla.

Bojan formed his own group, Illyria Consort, which explores and specialises in lesser known repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their debut Delphian Records album of Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli: Sonate da camera achieved great critical acclaim and won “Presto Recordings of the Year Award” in 2017.

Their collaboration with Marian Consort titled Adriatic Voyage won the same award in 2021. The same year saw the release of Pyrotechnia featuring Italian virtuoso violin concertos by Vivaldi, Tartini and Locatelli (“a thrilling musical discovery”- Classical Music Daily).

In 2022, Illyria Consort released the first ever complete recording of Johann Jacob Walther: Scherzi da violino solo (“enviously spontaneous and carefree” - Gramophone), as well as an album of Christmas instrumental music titled La Notte (“One for every December!”- BBC Music Magazine)

His recent recording of JS Bach: Sonatas and Partitas was nominated for the Critic’s Choice 2023 in the Gramophone Magazine and Editor’s Choice in BBC Music Magazine.

In 2016, Bojan was appointed Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music, and is passionate about training the next generation of instrumentalists in historically-informed performing styles.

11.8.2024 18:30 The touch of Corelli
14.8.2024 18:30 The Night of the soloists
16.8.2024 18:30 The Masters of English Music
16.8.2024 20:00 Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach

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