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 Romantic period.
He has been a guest leader and soloist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Budapest Festival Orchestra and appears regularly as a leader and director with the Academy of Ancient Music and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
He has featured as a 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 by BBC Music Magazine.
Bojan formed his own group, the Illyria Consort, to explore rare repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries from the Venetian Republic and Habsburg Empire. The 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 Sonate da camera vol 1-6 achieved great critical success and was chosen as Presto Recordings of the Year of 2017 by Presto Classical . Their future projects include a premiere recording of the violin concertos by Giovanni Giornovich, as well as the second volume of Carbonelli's violin sonatas.
Bojan was recently 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.
Bojan plays a violin by F. Rugieri from the 1680s, kindly loaned to him by the Jumpstart Junior Foundation.