Director & solo violin
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 Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, Orquesta Barocca de Sevilla and the Academy of Ancient Music.
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)
This July will see the release of Bojan’s much awaited solo disc Bach: Sonatas and Partitas.
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.