VOJIN

KOCIĆ

classical guitar

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BIOGRAPHY

He studied in a class of leading professors like prof. Darko Karajic, prof. Srdjan Tosic in Belgrade, and prof. Anders Miolin in Zürich, Switzerland. Vojin was perfecting his playing in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015 with Maestro Oscar Ghiglia at “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, Italy, where he received “Diploma d’Onore” for his artistic achievements, as the only guitarist to receive it in the history of this famous Academy. He also attended the Master classes with famous guitar maestros such as Pepe Romero, Leo Brouwer, Hubert Kappel, Zoran Dukić, Dušan Bogdanović, Carlo Marchione, Paul Galbraith, Pavel Steidl and many others.


Besides the numerous first prizes won in his category at domestic and international competitions, he won his first international competition in the no age limit category when he was only 14, and then continued to win another 17 awards on prestigious guitar competitions, the most prominent being the 1st prize at “Citta di Gargnano” (Italy 2009), the 1st prize at “Ruggero Chiessa” International Guitar Competition (2010), the 1st prize at Heinsberg International Guitar Competition (Germany, 2017). Vojin’s last achievement is the 1st prize at “51st Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition” (Alessandria, Italy 2018) where as a prize winner he got opportunity to record his second CD for Naxos record label, as well as concert tour in 2019. Some of the most important concerts will be held in Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Hermitage Theater in St.Petersburg, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, etc.

In December 2014 in Geneva, at the eighth finals of “Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes” (competition of all instruments and opera singers), Vojin was a winner of this prestigious competition. He was chosen for the best young musician in Switzerland and besides the prize money he was given an opportunity for a debut at the prestigious Swiss Lucerne Festival in 2015.

 

Vojin Kocic has held over 200 solo concerts in various European countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Portugal, Ukraine, Greece, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras such as Ukranian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Classica di Alessandria (Italy), Atina Camerata (Greece), Symphony Orchestra of Radio Television of Serbia, Gudaci Svetog Djordja – Strings of St. George (Serbia), Orchestergesselschaft Zürich, Stringendo Orchestra Zürich, Orion Trio (Switzerland), Casal Quartet (Switzerland).

Vojin Kocic plays on D’Addario strings and records for NAXOS Record Label.

Thanks to his musicality and expressive playing, virtuosity, guitar music interpretation from the Renaissance to the music created in the 21st century, Vojin Kocić belongs to the very summit of the international guitar scene. Critics call him ‘Maestro of Gentle Tones’ (SRF, Switzerland).

VOJIN

KOCIĆ

classical guitar

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CONCERT DATES 2019

 

22-24

MAR

Guitar Virtuosi at Tchaikovsky Hall

Moscow, Russia

performance on Gala night, masterclasses

12

APR

Amici di Paganini at Palazzo Doria Tursi

Genoa, Italy

concert

14

APR

Alba Music Festival

Alba, Italy

concert

2-5

MAY

6th International Guitar Festival

Thessaloniki, Greece

concert, masterclasses

18

MAR

Temisoara, Romania

concert with orchestra

28-30

MAR

Guitar Laureates CD recording for NAXOS

Florida, USA

29

MAY

Musical Olympus Festival

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

concert with orchestra

12-17

MAR

20th Guitar Art Festival

Belgrade, Serbia

concert with orchestra, masterclasses, jury

19-20

JUL

Verbier Festival

Verbier, Switzerland

concerts

11

NOV

Lucerne Guitar Concerts

Lucerne, Switzerland

concert with Lazhar Cherouana and Casal Quartett

More concert dates to be determined.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

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Guitar Recital - Laureate Series. Works by J.S.Bach, M.M.Ponce, G.Regondi, M.Pasieczny.

Vojin Kocic, winner of the 2017 Heinsberg International Guitar Competition, presents a recital that not only covers a wide historical range but also includes some of the most challenging works in the guitar repertoire, of which Ponce’s La Folia variations is considered a veritable Everest to be conquered. Following a long and distinguished tradition, Kocic’s own arrangement of Bach’s Second Violin Partita is crowned by the greatest of Baroque instrumental masterpieces, the monumental Ciaccona, Regondi’s prodigious talent is reflected in his scintillating Introduction et Caprice, while Pasieczny’s Phosphenes was composed as a test piece for a guitar competition.

Recorded in Toronto for Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group. April 2018.

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VIDEO

Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2015  

Vojin Kocic

Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2015

Vojin Kocic playing Antonio José Sonata for Guitar

Vojin Kocić plays J.S.Bach Gigue Partita No. 2 (BWV 1004) on a 1924 Santos Hernandez

Vojin Kocić plays Etude No. 2 by Giulio Regondi on a 2011 Gerhard Oldiges 'La Leona'

M.M.Ponce - Concerto del Sur

Phosphenes: After Sylvius Leopold Weiss | Marek PASIECZNY | 

Vojin Kocic Performance on the Great Finale of the World Guitar Competition 2012

G.Regondi - Introduction et caprice op.23

Kiev National Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine

Guitar Recital - Laureate Series. Works by J.S.Bach, M.M.Ponce, G.Regondi, M.Pasieczny.

Recorded in Toronto for Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group. April 2018.

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VOJIN KOCIC

e-mail: vojinkocic@gmail.com

Telephone: +41795502252

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e-mail: mariavidalomb@gmail.com

Telephone: +41764935246

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