Violeta Vicci is a multifaceted, contemporary artist and musician. A British Citizen of Catalan - Swiss descent, she feels comfortable genre-crossing from Classical to Improvisation, Ethno Avantgarde, Ambient, Multilayered Electronics, with her influences ranging from traditional to pop. Since starting the violin at the age of four, and giving her concert debut at the age of fifteen, she pursued studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.
During lockdown, Vicci started “Live Music in Nature” - a series of live-streamed concerts performed in beautiful natural locations around the UK. She combines strings, voice and effects pedals to create a soundtrack to nature and bring the listener closer to her musical inspiration.
Vicci has collaborated with artists such as Thom Yorke, Elbow, Jonny Greenwood, Clint Mansell, Jonsi (Sigur Rós), The Orb, Steeleye Span, Ttrruuces, and frequently plays with ensembles such as the ESO, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Duo Diez and the London Contemporary Orchestra, which she has led on occasion. Performances include the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican, as well as numerous festivals and venues around the UK and abroad.
Vicci has appeared on numerous soundtracks including the franchise Alien and the iconic John Lewis Christmas Advert. TV appearances include Jools Holland, Graham Norton, and The Tonight Show. Her music has been played on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC6 Music, KEXP and Resonance FM.
Her debut album AUTOVIA, produced by Youth (aka Martin Glover), is an album of ambient/neoclassical compositions, bridging the gap between the acoustic and electronic worlds. In March 2021, she released her second solo album “Mirror Images” for violin, viola and voice, hailed by the Strad Magazine as “A remarkable concept album by a unique and imaginative solo performer”.
Vicci has been nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2021.