The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has appointed principal player Bojan Čičić as Leader of the orchestra.
“I am honoured to be appointed the new Leader of the Academy of Ancient Music” said Čičić. “Over the past five years in which I have worked as a principal player, the orchestra has become very much like a family. I believe we have formed friendships that will last a lifetime. Filling the space left by Pavlo Besnosiuk’s superb leadership will be a significant undertaking, but I look forward to giving my utmost to continue making the best possible music for AAM’s global audience.”
“I’ve known Bojan for many years, both as a member of the orchestra and one of its principals” commented AAM Music Director Richard Egarr. “I am completely thrilled and overjoyed that he will become our new Leader. Bojan is an amazing, consummate violinist both as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, and I couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to interact with him in the coming years.”
“Bojan is the perfect fit to lead the Academy of Ancient Music as we seek to build on our performance and recording successes” adds AAM Chief Executive Alexander Van Ingen. “He is a brilliant violinist, a superb leader and excellent director who brings his own ideas to performance and a freshness and vitality that inspires those around him. The Academy of Ancient Music is the most listened to period instrument ensemble online, and together with Bojan, we’ll be able to take more of our music to people across the world.”