.RAZUMOVSKY Ensemble  

Gordan Nikolitch

Gordan Nikolitch studied with the violinist and conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow, at the Basle Music Academy, obtaining his teaching diploma in 1987 and his diploma in solo violin studies in 1990. During this period he cultivated his interest in Baroque and contemporary music, and worked closely with the composers Witold Lutoslawski and György Kurtág.
In 1997 he was also appointed Leader of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and Leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, positions he relinquished the following year to become Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Gordan has been Prince Consort Professor at the Royal College of Music, London since 2001 and in September 2004 he accepted a teaching position at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, taking over the class of his former teacher Jean-Jacques Kantorow. He was also appointed Artistic Director of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra for the 2004/05 Season, a collaboration that has received outstanding critical acclaim.

He is the recipient of many international prizes and has performed as soloist with the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, the Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Combattimento Consort, Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. He is also a distinguished chamber musician, having appeared with many renowned ensembles. In February 2005 Gordan performed as soloist with the LSO at the Barbican in the Brahms Violin Concerto.

Gordan has recorded for the Olympia, Cyrius, Harmonia Mundi, Pentaton and LSO Live labels, and plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae.