Gordan Nikolitch

Gordan Nikolitch

violin

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Gordan Nicolitch began playing violin at the age of seven. In 1985 he entered the Musikhochschule Basel and started to study with the famous violinist and conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow. Four years later he got his diplomas as teacher and soloist with the highest distinction. He was also working with W. Levin, W. Lutoslawsky, G. Kurtag,... and cultivated an interest in baroque and contemporary music.

In 1990 he was appointed solo violin of the Orchestre d’Auvergne and conducted regularly the Orchestra, including a tour of Germany in 1993. He was appointed first violin of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in 1996 and left this function two years later, as he became first violin in the London Symphonic Orchestra.

Gordan has won many international prizes ( Tibor Varga, Niccolo Paganini, Città di Brescia, etc. ..) and has performed with many european orchestras, such as Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, London Symphony Orchestra, Radio Sinfonie-orchester Basel, Combatimento Consort in Amsterdam, etc. He has made a number of recordings for different labels (Olympia, Lyrinx, Syrius) which explore rarities of the violin repertoire.

He plays a violin made by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremone) in 1776.