The Illyria Consort
Bojan Čičić founded The Illyria Consort, formerly known as Suonar Cantando, to explore rare repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The group has recently appeared at the Korkyra Baroque Festival and the Antwerp Laus Polyphoniae Festival with a programme of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Adriatic music, and has also toured Holland and Belgium extensively, performing Baroque music from Vienna and Venice. In 2014, The Illyria Consort presented ‘Treasures of the Monastery’ at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, performing violin sonatas kept in manuscript form in the library of the Minorite monastery in Vienna. In January 2015, the group travelled to Ghent to present
a programme entitled ‘Sounds of Imperial Vienna’. In the summer of 2015, The Illyria Consort performed Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico at the Festival de Sablé, while this year they appeared at the Rutland Music Festival, performing violin sonatas by Carbonelli.