Borivoj Martinic-Jercic


Borivoj Martinic-Jercic

Assistant Professor of Music



A recipient of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Award, violinist Borivoj Martinic-Jercic has enjoyed an illustrious career. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, he graduated from the Blagoje Bersa Conservatory of Music in 1978, where he studied with Kristijan Petrović.

Mr. Martinic-Jercic received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, under the guidance of Professors Paul Makanowitzky and Ruggiero Ricci. His numerous solo and chamber music performances have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. In addition to appearances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, "Boro" served as Concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony for fifteen years and the Concertmaster of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 1995.

For the last five years he has been the Music Director and Concertmaster of I Solisti di Zagreb, and Professor of Violin at the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb. During his tenure with I Solisti di Zagreb he performed over three hundred concerts worldwide. In 2009 Mr. Martinic-Jercic and I Solisti di Zagreb released a CD of Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the EDI label. In 2011 Naxos label released a CD of the Puerto Rican composer, Ernesto Cordero, Carribean Concertos with I Solisti di Zagreb, Maestro Pepe Romero and Guillermo Figueroa.

He has performed with such eminent artists as Ivo Pogorelich, Pepe Romero, Zoran Dukic, Ana Vidovic, Radovan Vlatkovic, Yo Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, Julius Berger, Marc Coppey, Bozo Paradik, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Guillermo Figueroa.

"Boro" is an Assistant Professor of Violin at Iowa State University and the violinist of the Ames Piano Quartet.