ABOUT THE ARTISTS
- Bor Zuljan
Bor Zuljan (1987) is active in various musical genres and plays many ancient, modern and traditional plucked string instruments. He specialises mainly in Renaissance music, rediscovering forgotten instruments, sounds and playing techniques. He performs internationally as a soloist and in various ensembles: Tasto Solo, Graindelavoix, L'Achéron, Vox Luminis, Il Giardino Armonico, Le Concert Brisé, in a duo with Dusan Bogdanovic, and with Romain Bockler (Dulces Exuviae), as well as with his ensemble La Lyra. Since 2011, he has been the artistic director of the early music festival Flores Musicae in Slovenia. In 2013, the Slovenian Musicological Society published his critical edition of the lute works of Giacomo Gorzanis, a composer to whom he dedicated La Lyra's first album with the Italian singer Pino De Vittorio, released on Arcana in 2018. He teaches lute at the CPMDT in Geneva, and has given numerous lectures and masterclasses at prestigious institutions, such as the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Fondazion e Giorgio Cini in Venice, the CNSMD in Lyon and the HEM in Geneva.
- Ratko & Radiša Teofilović
The Teofilović twins, Ratko and Radiša, are, in the truest sense of the word, unique interpreters of ancient Serbian and Balkan music. In their vocal interpretation of this traditional poetic and musical heritage, they insist on an authentic, never-before-used two-voice a cappella form, which has become their professional musical signature, helping them to forge a unique position in the Balkan music scene. Many music critics and specialists have hailed the Theofilovićs as representatives of the most important musical revival in Serbia: Ratko and Radiša are not only the custodians of a common folk dream, but also a unique testimony to the miraculous power of a song (Petar Peca Popović); they attest that traditional folk songs are not a fetish, nor a relic, but a constant, liturgical movement of the spirit through time (Emilija Radmilović).