Bogdan – Violinist | London | UK
Bogdan is an international Romanian concert violinist who has toured internationally since his teens as a concerto soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. Be it a corporate event or a private party, Bogdan will leave your guests amazed with his exceptional violin skills.
He is a direct disciple of the “old school” of violin playing style promoted by Joseph Joachim and Leopold Auer and followed by violin masters such as Jascha Heifetz, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu and others.
His repertoire comprises music very close to his heart, spanning Baroque to late Romantics including Bach, Beethoven, Paganini, Debussy, Wieniawski, Sarasate. Freedom of expression in the interpretation of music, combined with the elegance of bowing technique are of paramount importance to Bogdan’s approach.
He has also recorded soundtracks for films and documentaries, most notably in collaboration with Stephen Warbeck, Gabriel Yared, Banks & Wag, BBC and ABC Television. Bogdan is equally comfortable performing rock, Balkan and traditional music as he is on the classical stage. He has collaborated with Nigel Kennedy, Paprika, The Cat Empire, Graffiti Classics, She’Koyokh and as a free-lancer with many successful ensembles in the UK.
His most memorable performances have been at the Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romanian National Radio Hall, Sydney Opera House, The Forum in Melbourne, The United Nations Concert Hall in New York, New Morning in Paris, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Kings Place and Vortex Jazz Club, Glastonbury and Edinburgh festivals, and WOMAD (UK, Spain, Abu Dhabi, WOMADelaide). He has toured most European countries, Israel, North America, Australia and Japan.
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“The star of the show was undoubtedly Romanian Bogdan who, while still young, is a virtuoso violinist. …his fingers created running cascades of arpeggios full of vibrato trills, glissando slides and contrasting textures using all the tricks available to reach the highest notes possible before zipping down again. His technical mastery of various fingering styles made it sound at times as if there were at least two fiddlers..“
– The Scotsman
“…his fingers move at lightning speed, and the bow even faster”
– Fasterlouder – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
“still buzzing from your concert it was a highlight”
– Arts Keele
“Paprika are simply one of the best live experiences I’ve had in years… This is a band of the highest musical quality..”
– Steve Abbott ( concert promoter )
“.. they had everyone jumping with joy. A must see.“
– Cerys Matthews
Previous Clients Incude:
Sydney Opera House
Abbey Road Studios
BBC TV and Radio shows
Gabriel Yared (Oscar winning composer)
Stephen Warbeck (Oscar winning composer)
Enmore Theatre Sydney, Australia
The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia
The Forum Melbourne, Australia
New Morning, Paris
WOMAD Spain – Las Palmas and Caceres
WOMAD Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
WOMADelaide 2009 – Adelaide, Australia
Melbourne International Arts Festival – Forum Theatre, Australia
Brisbane Festival – Spiegeltent Brisbane, Australia
Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Adelaide, Australia
Auckland Festival 2009 – Auckland, New Zealand
Northside Music Festival St. Anne’s Park – Dublin, Ireland
Spraoi Festival – Waterford City, Ireland
Spraoi, Northside & Dublin Dockland Festivals Ireland
Auckland Festival, NZ
Adelaide Cabaret Festival (AU), Balkan Fever London
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