VIAF Inaugural Orchestral Concert with Dejan Bogdanovich
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The 16th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival 2013 in Gozo, will get underway on Wednesday, the 12th of June with an Inaugural Orchestral Concert at St George’s Basilica in Victoria.
The concert will feature Dejan Bogdanovich (violin) with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Leader: Marcelline Agius and Joseph Vella, Conductor. Performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concert in D Major op. 35. Other works by Rossini, Grieg and Isouard are also included in the programme.
Dejan Bogdanovich comes from a famous artistic family. He was born in Novi Sad (Vojvodina, Serbia) and was nurtured in the high Russian school style. He studied with the world famous violinist Viktor Tretiakov, who had this to say about him: “Dejan is a musician of great refinement and artistry. Much of this is due to the originality and fullness of his musical ideas…. Dejan is without doubt the herald of the new age of violinists.”
He made his debut at the age of 10 and at 17, played Paganini’s violin concerto no 1 with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has been soloist with many symphony orchestras in Europe, Russia and Canada. At just 19 years of age, he was winner at the Vienna International Competition and the Zagreb International Competition.
Bogdanovich is regularly invited as guest at prestigious international festivals. His last CD, Virtuosismo e Meditazione-Live in Italy, is earning a big success amongst both audience and critics, the latter calling him “the genius of colour.”
As a concert soloist, he has performed the most famous concertos for Violin and Orchestra, including those of Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Paganini, Wieniawsky, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Vieuxtemps and others. .He has been living in Venice since 1992.
The Inaugural Concert of 16th edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival 2013 in St George’s Basilica, starts at 8.00pm.