Faith i Branko

Faith i Branko

Leading Serbian Roma violinist Branko Ristic – ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3], and English ‘passionate nimble-fingered accordionist’ Faith Ristic [Rhythms Magazine, Australia] perform virtuosic original Roma-influenced music with their international ensemble.

The duo met in Branko’s Romani village in 2009, and – with music as their only tool for communication – began a journey that would lead to their last album ‘Gypsy Lover’ being placed in the top 10 World Music Charts, a successful international touring schedule and a soon to be released documentary. From a foundation of ‘Serbian-Roma’ music, Faith i Branko have created a style that draws from both of their musical heritages and expresses their unique friendship.


‘Musically a delight… these virtuosic performers are a major discovery this year’ The Guardian, UK

‘Moving, breathtaking and virtuosic’ Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3, UK

‘Their music is the language of the soul’ Guardian Experiences, UK

‘Beyond talented’ ABC Radio Sydney

‘Quite remarkable musicians’ Stephen Fry, BBC World Service

‘One of my favourite new Balkan Bands’ Emir Kusturica

‘Set to become one of the leading Roma Violinists of the century’ FRoots UK


Faith i Branko are performing in the Bowl at the New Wolsey Theatre on Friday 16 July at 7:15pm.


All events as part of our ‘Swich programme will be carried out in accordance with the current government guidelines on Covid-19 on the date of the event.

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