Known for his intelligent and virtuosic playing on both the violin and viola d'amore, Bojan Cicic specialises in repertoire ranging from the late 16th century to the violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
He has recently appeared as a soloist with the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, Instruments of Time and Truth, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and appears regularly as a leader and director with the Academy of Ancient Music and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Bojan has featured as leader on numerous recordings with ensemble Florilegium, La Nuova Musica, and the Arcangelo Consort. His recording of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Rachel Podger was recently named the best available recording of the work by BBC Music Magazine.
Next season will see his debut as director and soloist with several ensembles: Het Gelders Orkest, the Netherlands; Singapore Symphony Orchestra; the Washington Bach Consort; and Orchestra Clàssica do Sul, Portugal.
Bojan formed his own group, the Illyria Consort, to explore rare repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. They have performed at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Korkyra Baroque Festival, Festival Laus Polyphoniae, and at the Festival de Sablé. Their debut recording of Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli’s Sonate da camera Nos. 1-6 achieved great critical acclaim and was chosen as one of Presto Classical’s “Presto Recordings of the Year” for 2017. The Illyria Consort’s second disc, a world première recording of Giovanni Giornovich’s London Violin Concertos, was released in March 2019. Their third recording will be the second volume of Carbonelli’s sonatas, Sonatas 7-12, and will appear in July of this year.
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 playing styles. In April 2018 he was appointed the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music.