Bojan Čičić (baroque violin)
Venue: Stockeld Park, Wetherby
Date: June 19, 2014 - Time: 11:00 am
Many of the Baroque period’s leading composers wrote significant works for solo violin, including Bach, Telemann and Tartini. These works, often fiendishly difficult to play, coax the ear into a unique sound world in which the solo instrument is often called upon to provide the melody and harmony simultaneously. There are few more persuasive exponents of this repertoire than the Croatian baroque violinist Bojan Čičić, one of Europe’s finest.
Bach: Sonata in G minor BWV 1001
Telemann: Fantasias 1735, Hamburg
Pisendel: Sonata a Violino Solo
Roman: Ouverture a Violino Solo in E flat major
Tartini: Sonata a Violino Solo
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in A minor from the original in D minor BWV 565
‘Throughout, the dancing energy of the leader Bojan Čičić was a joy‘ The Telegraph
Bojan Čičić originally graduated with a diploma in modern violin from the Zagreb Academy of Music. After finishing his studies at the Paris Conservatoire and The Guildhall School of Music & Drama with F. Fernandez and Rachel Podger, he embarked on a career as a chamber musician and leader using the vast and diverse musical influence he was lucky to have gained in his formative years. In April 2012, Bojan became principal second violin of the AAM. He is also Leader of Florilegium, and performs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In August 2006 Trevor Pinnock asked him to be one of the soloists with the European Brandenburg Ensemble on their tour across Europe and in the Far East. Their recording of JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos won the Gramophone Award in 2008.
Future projects outside Academy of Ancient Music include leading the ensemble La Nuova Musica on their five recordings for Harmonia Mundi USA with director David Bates, as well as an exciting tour with Bojan’s own group Suonar Cantando of Belgium and The Netherlands, performing Venetian, Croatian and Viennese baroque music.
Bojan plays on a violin by F. Rugieri made in around 1680, kindly loaned to him by the Jumpstart Junior Foundation.