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'Whilst many football fans have their 'dream team', I have a dream string quartet, comprised of my favourite musicians and, as of today, one addition to my 'quartet' is the Tippett Quartet's cellist Bozidar Vukotic' Cherwell Archive Oxford University 

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' A glorious individual player…Vukotic's playing lit up the bass line' The Times

A prize-winner in the National Federation of Music Societies and Jeunesses Musicales International Cello competitions, Bozidar has performed throughout the UK, Europe, USA and the Far East.

Following his studies with Stefan Popov at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was awarded the prestigious Premier Prix, Bozidar learned with William Pleeth and completed his training with Alexeander Kniazev in Moscow. 

 

Bozidar made his debut solo recording for EMI Classics on Howard Goodall’s ‘The Seasons’. He has performed as soloist with Lawrence Power and the English Chamber Orchestra and has played Continuo in concerti with  Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Hewitt.

 

He has recently released a recording of Stravinsky and Schnittke for Somm Recordings with the pianist and composer Alissa Firsova. 

Bozidar  is the founder member of the Tippett Quartet, with whom he performs regularly at Kings Place, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, on BBC Radio 3 as well as playing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Opera House, Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead and at the BBC Proms. The Quartet's latest recording, Penderecki Complete Music for String Quartet and String Trio, was Gramophone's Recording of the Month and was nominated for an International Classical Music Award. 

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'performances are little short of astonishing'  The Times

 

'I have run out of superlatives'   Gramophone 

Bozidar has recorded extensively with the quartet to much critical acclaim, for EMI Classics, Decca, Naxos, Vivat, Signum, Guild, Dutton Epoque, Somm, Boosey & Hawkes, Classic FM Records and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, covering a diverse repertoire, from Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky through to the complete quartets of Tippett, Gorecki, Lutoslawski, Penderecki, Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann.

 

Bozidar was the Principal cello of the Oxford Philharmonic for 10 years and has been invited to play as guest Principal with many of the UK’s finest orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the Ulster Orchestra.


He was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2012.

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'The programme was bold and innovative and the playing combined extraordinary technical accomplishment with flair and a bright, communicative spark’  Daily Telegraph 

 

'I like the glowing core of Vukotic’s sound, steadily projected through the tenebrous recitative of the opening movement, the furious eruptions of the second and the anguished lament of the third'   The Strad 

 

'High quality execution'  The Financial Times

 

'...with verve, enthusiasm and a passion that is evident throughout….a vital performance, excellently played'   Gramophone 

 

'...unquestionably impressive in externalising the coherence and virtuoso demands of (Gorecki's) ‘Genesis'  BBC Music Magazine 

 

'Excellent in every respect'  Fanfare Magazine

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