VOJIN KOCIĆ (b 1990 )
Born in Serbia in 1990, Vojin Kocić began playing guitar at the age of eight, studying with Jovica Milošević and Darko Karajic. He went on to study with Anders Miolin at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Specialised Music Performance and Master of Pedagogy Diploma. Kocić also studied with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, where he was the only guitarist to be awarded the Diploma d’Onore.
Kocic has been the recipient of over 50 international awards, including first prizes at the 2014 Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes in Switzerland, the 2009 Incontri chitarristici di Gargnano in Italy, and the International Guitar Competition ‘Ruggero Chiesa’ in Italy. In 2017 he was awarded First Prize at the International Guitar Festival and Competition in Heinsberg, and subsequently recorded his debut album for Naxos. In 2018 Kocić was awarded First Prize at the 51st Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy, the prize for which was the opportunity to record his second album for Naxos, as well as a 50-date concert tour scheduled for 2019 including concerts at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Academic Capella in St Petersburg and the Verbier Festival.
Kocić has given over 300 concerts around Europe, and has performed as a soloist with ensembles such as the St Petersburg State Academic Cappella Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the Radio Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestergesellschaft Zürich, and the Orion String Trio, to name a few. His concerts have been broadcast by Radio SRF 2 Kultur (Switzerland), NPO Radio 4 (Netherlands) and Rai (Italy), among others. He regularly gives masterclasses, and often sits on the juries of international music competitions.
Kocić plays on the Jean-Noël Rohé guitar (2016), and he is endorsed by D’Addario strings.