Andrea Nikolic, violin and artistic direction

Andrea Nikolić has established herself as one of the most interesting and versatile artist of her generation, being reviewed as a young violinist of mature musicality and imagination, superior technique and a heartwarming sound by Viennese press. Born in Vareš, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she grew up in Varaždin, Croatia and has found her artistic base in Vienna, Austria.

Active as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician and enthusiastic leader/concertmaster since 2013 she is an artistic director, as well as a co-founder, of VaClaF: Vareš Classic Festival – International Chamber Music Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a leader and artistic director of Vienna based Ensemble WISE – Wien International Soloists Ensemble.

Performing both on period and modern violin and viola, her interests and repertoire include works from early baroque period to contemporary music and jazz. Devoted to deeply artistic and emotionally honest interpretations, she wholeheartedly explores vast diversity of musical styles, genres and approaches in order to bring classical music closer to the wider audiences and make it accessible and understandable to everyone.

As a passionate arts and education ambassador, she is an active pedagogue and devoted to socially engaging and humanitarian work. Languages and literature being another of her passions, Andrea speaks six languages and is constantly aspiring to learn more.