Violinist Laura Vadjon is the first ever Croatian baroque violinist, one of the initiators of new stylistic movements and the leading name of early music in Croatia. She is the director and concert master of the Croatian Baroque Ensemble, successful period enseble born in 1999, producing numerous Croatian premieres of works composed by long forgotten composers, as well as those by masters of the Baroque and Classical period. She works with some of the greatest names of the world’s baroque music scene, and has performed with various ensembles in the country and abroad (The Zagreb Soloists, L’arte del mondo, London Handel Players, Florilegium, Le Concert Spirituel…) Laura is a member of the London Handel Orchestra, regularly performing in prestigious halls and churches of Great Britain, particularly in the London Handel Festival each spring. As a solois and a chamber musician, she has participated in numerous concerts and recording projects and is especially recognized as an interpreter of early Italian baroque music and the works of Handel and Mozart. She has a very recognizable and characteristic tone, style and interpretative sophistication and is known for her deliberate performances based on vast knowledge of dramatic and affective features of baroque music. Laura Vadjon plays an authentic historical instrument, built by a famous Italian string instruments builder, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1751. She has won the University Rector and Dean Awards, University Teachers and Scientists Association Award, Milka Trnina and Porin Awards, as well as numerous other professional recognitions in Croatia with Croatian Baroque Ensemble and has performed in about twenty countries of Europe, Russia, Japan, and South America. She has been a professor at the Music Academy in Zagreb since 1995, teaching 17th and 18th centuries chamber music with an emphasis on historically and stylistically informed interpretation. Laura is the director of the successful and unique Korkyra Baroque Festival which is presenting the world’s leading ensembles and soloists specializing in baroque and classical music on historical instruments to the island of Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula. She promotes the original sound of early music, inspiring her coworkers, students and audiences with her enthusiasm.