Bogdan
Vacarescu

"His technical mastery... made it sound at times
as if there were at least two fiddlers
"

(The Scotsman)

Introduction

Bogdan is an international Romanian concert violinist living in London, who has toured internationally since his teens as a concerto soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. His recent solo album "Violin and Piano Thrillers" is at the top of the Album of the Year in Romania and was given a 5 star review in Musical Opinion.

He has performed in the Sydney Opera House, Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romanian National Radio Hall, The United Nations Concert Hall in New York, New Morning in Paris, Kings Place and Purcell Room in London.

In 2017 Bogdan founded “String Dimensions” – a chamber music ensemble which will give well-deserved play/air time to music rarely heard in concert programmes. He has made numerous recordings on Romanian National Radio and Television, BBC Radio and ABC Australia. Bogdan also recorded soundtracks for films and documentaries, most notably in collaboration with Oscar winners Stephen Warbeck and Gabriel Yared and for the BBC and ABC Television.

He toured the world leading the Balkan band “Paprika” and “Graffiti Classics”. He has collaborated with Nigel Kennedy, The Cat Empire, She’Koyokh and as a free-lancer with many successful ensembles in the UK.

Bogdan is a graduate of the Conservatoire of Music in Bucharest and the Royal Academy of Music in London as a student of Beno Schwartzman, Paul Ratz and Gyorgy Pauk.

"...his fingers move at lightning speed, and the bow even faster

(Fasterlouder - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia)