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BIOGRAPHY
Črtomir Šiškovič

VIOLIN

Born in Trieste, studied at “Glasbena Matica” in Trieste and graduated with full marks at the “G.Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste.

He received further education from I. Ozim and the Amadeus-Quartet at the Musikhochschule in Köln, where he achieved a diploma with full marks and special mention. Afterwards he made a specialization with F. Gulli and the Borodin-Quartet at Indiana University in Bloomington, Max Rostal in Klagenfurt and Viktor Pikaizen in Switzerland.

CHAMBER MUSIC – he is performing in various groups as duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet with musicians like Franco Gulli, Konstantin Bogino, Michael Flaksman, Irena Grafenauer, Maria Graf, Igor Lazko, Davide Formisano, Radovan Vlatković.

SOLO VIOLIN – he is playing as soloist with prestigious orchestras (St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Slovene Philharmonic, Rheinische Philharmonie, Symphonic Orchestra “A.Toscanini”, Cappella Istropolitana, Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Kyudai Philarmony Orchestra etc.) and under direction of : H. Soudant, F. Luisi, F. Brüggen, I. Domarkas, U. Lajovic, A. Nanut, M. Bamert, M. Tabachnik, G. Kuhn, L. Shambadal, L. Arnič, S. Tsutsumi and in famous concert-halls: Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Philharmonic hall of St. Petersburg, Beaux Arts of Brussels, Centre IRCAM of Paris, Philharmonic hall of Berlin, Gewandhaus of Leipzig, Rudolfinum of Prague, The Ongaku No Tomo hall of Tokyo, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Lingotto hall of Torino and Conservatory hall “G.Verdi” of Milano, Gran Ship Theatre of Shizuoka, Art Center (IBK hall) of Seoul, ACROS Concert Hall of Fukuoka etc..

Tours in Europe, USA, Japan, China, Mongolia and South Korea.

For more than 20 years he is devoting himself also to the barock-music, playing with the bow and violin of that period. He recorded several CD's with music by G. Tartini and his pupils (among them all 31 sonatas for solo violin by G. Tartini).

He recorded for Italian RAI, RTV Ljubljana, Zagreb and Beograd, the Suisse Romande in Genève, National Spanish Radio, Deutschlandfunk in Köln, RTV Moscow and St. Petersburg, Hungarian Radio, TV of China and Japan.

He also recorded CD’s for Italian, German, Slovenian, Serbian and Russian recordings companies: DYNAMIC, STRADIVARIUS, RIVO ALTO, DA CAMERA, KUTLU, MELODIA, RTV BEOGRAD, RTV LJUBLJANA.


VIOLA
He began as young musician also to play viola. He was member of Slovenian piano-quartet and now he is playing chamber music in various other groups.
As solo-violist of the Chamber Orchestra "A. Toscanini" of Parma - Italy he performed solo contemporary pieces in Centre IRCAM of Paris.
As soloist is doing many tours all over the world with the Kammerensemble Cologne - Germany.
He recorded a CD of Carulli trios for "Mondo Musica" and he did various recordings for Italian RAI , slovenian RTV and croatian HRT.


CONDUCTOR
Beside the large activity as violinist, he began in the last years also to conduct.
The most part of productions are in Italy (concerts with the Chamber Orchestra "I Musici di Parma", Symphonic Orchestra of Gorizia, Symphonic Orchestra of Trieste, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana), but also in abroad (Kyudai Philarmony Orchestra - Japan, Radio-Symphonic Orchestra of Ljubljana - Slovenia, Kammerensemble Cologne - Germany, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - South Korea).
In 2009 he conducted in St. Petersburg - Russia (with "Ermitage" Chamber Orchestra) as first world performance after 250 years the opera "Alcide" by Dimitry Bortniansky, russian composer, pupil of Baldassare Galuppi.
In 2012, he transcribed from the manuscript and conducted in St. Petersburg the opera "Creonte" by the same composer.