France – Serbia
Programme date: 16.01.2013
Programme time: 00.00
About Band

Nemanja Radulovic, the Illico Quartet and Boban Stošić gathered around one same idea, to offer the widest possible audience their pleasure of living and sharing music on stage. From Nemanja Radulovic’s incandescent virtuosity, to the Illico Quartet’s scenic feel and Boban Stošić’s expressive power on bass, a world is created where the string family is all back together. At the border between chamber music and orchestra, The Devil’s Trills ring and vibrate, revisiting virtuoso violin works by Kreisler, Wieniawski, Vitali, Tchaikovsky, Tartini, to our greatest delight.




At 26, with concerts and CDs, Nemanja Radulovic firmly aimed at a young music audience. His performances and stage presence arouse the public. He was recognized as the “International Revelation of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique (European Association of Artist Managers, MIDEM prize), was nominated as “Rising Star” and plays in the most important European concert halls: the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Megaron in Athens, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Philharmonie of Cologne, as well as at the Carnegie Hall. In 2006, he replaced Maxim Vengerov in the Beethoven concerto, Salle Pleyel, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

He then performed with the greatest orchestras in Europe, Asia and America: The Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Rio Symphony Orchestra, the  Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Philharmonic of Ukraine, the City Philharmonic Orchestra of Tokyo, Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Nürnberger Symphoniker, the NDR of Hanover, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the WDR of Köln, the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the RTVE of Madrid, the Tenerife Orchestra, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, the RAI of Turin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, etc.

Next season, he will be heard in Berlin with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra, in Stuttgart, and then he will be back in Japan touring (once with orchestra, once with his band The Devil’s Trills). He will perform with the Italian Swiss Orchestra, with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Orchestra, the Bilbao Radio Orchestra, in Washington, on recital, etc. He will also play in famous festivals, like Verbier’s. Since his appearance at the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Nemanja Radulovic has taken part in the most famous music festivals such as: the Festival of Aix-les-Bains, the Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Les Nuits Musicales du Suquet, the Festival of Colmar, Sisteron, Auvers-sur-Oise, Périgord Noir, the Violon sur le Sable in Royan, the Festival of Eygalières, the Festival of Münster, and in Belgrade.

He gives regular recitals with Marielle Nordmann, Susan Manoff, Dominique Plancade, Laure Favre-Kahn, Anne Gastinel and his ensembles The Devil’s Trills and Double Sens.


Nemanja Radulovic won many international prizes: Joachim in Hanover, George Enescu Competition, Antonio Stradivari Competition, Yehudi Menuhin Competition, Wieniawski-Lipinski Competition in Poland.

Starting a successful partnership with the TransArt Live label, he recorded a solo CD (Bach, Miletic, Paganini, Ysaÿe) acclaimed by the press and awarded a Diapason discovery, followed by the two Mendelssohn concertos with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, which are immediately on the top of the download lists on iTunes and VirginMega.

His album «The Devil’s Trills» has been released in September 2009 for the label ArtAct-Decca/Universal (Kreisler, Sarasate, Schubert, Wieniawski and Tartini) and has received many international awards: “Choc“ of Classica, “Clé“ of Res Musica, Recommended by the Strad. He has released a CD dedicated to Beethoven Sonatas, with Susan Manoff by ArtAct-Decca/Universal. This autumn, he has released a CD with the 4 Seasons of Vivaldi and a world première piece by Aleksandar Sedlar “Spring in Japan” with his ensemble The Devil’s Trills and Double Sens for ArtAct-Decca/Universal.

Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulovic has begun his musical studies in 1992 and won the October Prize for music by the City of Belgrade in 1996, as well as the Special Prize of the ministry of Education of the Serbian Republic “Talent of the year 1997”. He has taken part in master classes given by Yehudi Menuhin, Salvatore Accardo, and Joshua Epstein, with whom he studied in 1998 at the Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken, and Dejan Mihailovic, whose class he joined in 1999 at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade. At the age of fourteen, he moved to France and perfected with Patrice Fontanarosa at the CNSMD of Paris.




Born in Suresnes in 1972, Guillaume Fontanarosa, studied the violin in Jean Lenert’s class and chamber music in that of the Quatuor Ysaÿe at the Paris Conservatory, where he was awarded premiers prix for both disciplines. After advanced studies with Pierre Doukan, he was admitted to the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he worked with Géza Kapás. At the same time he played with various symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, and appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Lyon, the Youth Orchestra of Ile-de-France and the Parana Symphony Orchestra (Argentina). In September 2000 he was appointed to a post (violin) at the Conservatoire des Portes de l’Essonne (Athis-Mons, Juvisy).

Guillaume Fontanarosa is a first violin with Illico, which was formed in 2000 with the singer Cyril Giroux. In 2001 the ensemble met Muriel Mayette (actor and administrator of the Comédie Française) and subsequently its performances gained a theatrical dimension. The Quatuor Illico is regularly invited to take part in international festivals, as well as appearing regularly on stages in Paris.




Frédéric Dessus first studied music with Denise Tassoul-Derome at the Pau Conservatoire, before joining Solange Dessanne’s class at the Paris École Normale de Musique, then Jean-Jacques Kantorow’s class at the Rotterdam Conservatory and that of the Quatuor Ysaÿe at the Paris Conservatoire.

He now teaches at the Conservatoire des Portes de l’Essonne. Frédéric Dessus is second violin with Illico.




The very eclectic artist Bertrand Causse trained as a pianist, viola player and conductor. He also has a keen interest in drama and contemporary music. He was a soloist (viola) for several years with the Fa Ensemble, and also conductor of the Emmanuel Chabrier Youth Orchestra (Île-de-France) and the choir Musicolor, which he founded. In 2000 he was appointed musical director of the CNR-Université de Reims Inex’Tempo, which he directed until 2005.

In 2000 he formed the Illico Ensemble - the Quatuor Illico plus singer-songwriter Cyril Giroux - thus moving towards a musical and theatrical stage form. He is also noted, both in France and abroad, as an excellent whistler. His talents in that field have been broadcast on France Musique (‘Les contes du jour et de la nuit’, ‘Un mardi idéal’). Bertrand Causse plays the viola with Illico.




After receiving premiers prix for cello and chamber music, Anne Biragnet went on to work with Étienne Cardoze, Xavier Gagnepain and Marc Coppey, before joining the group Illico, with which she has toured widely in France and abroad, appearing at the Avignon Festival, La Cigale and the Comédie des Champs-Elysées (both in Paris), to mention just a few important venues.

With Illico she met Muriel Mayette (actor and administrator of the Comédie Française) who helped the ensemble to achieve a theatrical dimension in its performances. Anne Biragnet’s stage presence and acting abilities have been highly praised by the critics. With Frédéric Dessus she works regularly on various events for the Comédie Française; she has also recorded music for stage plays and choreographic works, as well as for various singers, including Yann Tiersen and Adamo. Anne Biragnet is the Illico’s cellist.



BOBAN STOŠIĆ - Double bass

Born in the south of Serbia, in small town near Kosovo, Boban`s elementary and high school education took place at the School for Musically Gifted Children in Ćuprija (age 11), where he first met with playing in the orchestra and chamber ensembles. He graduated from the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade, where during his studies he became a solo double bass in Chamber Orchestra St. George Strings, with which up to this date had over 500 concerts all over Europe.

In 2006 he went to the master studies in Norway (Stavanger), where he was a member of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (until graduation in 2008). From November 2009 he is a member of the Belgrade Philharmony.

Recently, he began close collaboration with Nemanja Radulovic and his ensembles Devil’s Trills & Double Sens, and had played a dozen of concerts in France and Serbia.

During all his of education, in addition to orchestral playing, he was actively engaged and played in numerous chamber ensembles of various profiles and various musical genres (opera, ballet, theater performances, studio recordings, TV shows, music videos, commercials, advertisements, etc.).