Since his youth Bogdanovich has always had the attention of an international audience by eliciting surprise and admiration, not only for perfect control of his instrument, for knowledge of style and the beauty of its sound, but for his ability to grasp the musical essence in the compositions he performed by adding an emotional touch to make each piece personal. Most likely this is one of the reasons why in his home country they called him “ The Genius of Color”.
Bogdanovich comes from high Russian school. In youth he studied with Zinaida Gilels and Evgenija Chugajeva and he has finished his studies with world famous violinist M° Viktor Tretiakov. M° Tretiakov said about him: “Dejan is a musician of great refinement and artistry. Much of this is due to the originality and fullness of his musical ideas and to his complete control of every period in music… His deep creative feelings always communicate to me something new… Dejan is without doubt the herald of the new age of violinists.”
Dejan Bogdanovich was born into an artistic family; his grandfather, a famous Belgrade sculptor, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and there met Picasso with whom a long and profound friendship was formed. His father is a well known painter and writer.
Dejan made his debut at the age of 10 years and, at 17, played the violin concerto no. 1 by Paganini and Mendelssohn with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has been soloist with many symphony orchestras in Europe, Russia, Latin America and Canada. At just 19 years old he was winner at the International Competition in Vienna and Zagreb. He is regularly guest at prestige international festivals.
Bogdanovich collaborated with many contemporary composers such as P.Hersant, L.Kupkovic, A. Solbiati which have dedicated compositions for him.
He has done recital work with piano playing through Europe, Canada, Latin America, ex USSR. His great love of chamber music has brought him together with musicians such as B. Greenhous, V. Mendelssohn, A. Liberman, D. Asciola, J. Gandelsmann, K. Bogino, L.Pogorelich, T. Zehetmair, M. Kugel, M. Flaksman, P. Gallois, M. Bourgues, E.Bertrand, P.H. Xuereb, F. Pierre, B. Rigutto…
Bogdanovich has held numerous Master Courses in France, Venezuela, Serbia, Italy and among his students include winners of numerous competitions and established musicians.
This year has been productively creative for Bogdanovich. Apart from many successful concerts and Master Classes, the first CD of a project to record the complete violin and piano oeuvre of a previously unknown 19th century French composer, Rene de Boisdeffre, with Jacub Tchorzewski, has received critical acclaim. Another CD is in preparation which includes Chopin Waltzes arranged by YSAYE for violin and piano, previously unrecorded, for the Parisian record company, Continue Classics.
In September 2017, with pianist, Gabriele Vianello, Bogdanovich will present a chamber concert at Kings Place, London, which will pay tribute to the late Peter Maxwell Davies by opening with his Sonatina for Violin Alone. ( Followed by Schubert, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky).
He is also Honorary Professor for Doctoral Studies in University of Novi Sad (Vojvodina).Bogdanovich plays indiscriminately on two precious violins, Franco Simeoni and Andrea Guarneri.