Nancy Laturno Bojanic founded Mainly Mozart with conductor Maestro David Atherton in 1988. Under Laturno Bojanic’s leadership, Mainly Mozart has grown from a two week festival into a year-round producer of world-class orchestral and chamber music concerts, youth orchestra, outreach for students and adults, and innovative programs such as Mozart & the Mind. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s strategic, artistic and operational planning and implementation.
In 2001, Laturno Bojanic headed the Orchestra of the Californias project, commissioned by the governors of California, Baja California, and Baja California Sur with the Orchestra as the centerpiece of a goodwill tour that followed the mission route from La Paz, Baja California to San Luis Obispo, featuring concerts, exhibitions, lectures, children’s concerts, educational programs and instrument distribution for some of the poorest children along the route. In collaboration with Austria and the 2006 Mozart Year Committee, Laturno Bojanic spearheaded a year-long celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday throughout San Diego County and Baja California that featured more than seventy performing arts groups from the US and Mexico in nearly 300 Mozart-themed performances – the largest bi-national arts collaboration in the region’s history.
After graduating with a degree in political science from San Diego State University, Laturno Bojanic served as a consultant from 1979 to 1982, managing political campaigns for local, state and national offices. Her next challenge was as Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the San Diego Symphony, a position that she held from 1982 to 1987. While there, Laturno Bojanic was instrumental in an emergency campaign which successfully raised an incredible (at that time) $2 million in 10 days; directed the local, regional and national promotion of the renovation of the historic Fox Theatre into Symphony Hall; and initiated an agency-produced, live, award-winning broadcast of the Inaugural Concert in the hall. From 1987 to 1989, she served as Vice President for University Relations at U.S. International University, where she developed and administered a comprehensive communications program. Among her many leadership and communications awards are the 20/20 Leadership Award for contributions to cultural relations between San Diego and Tijuana and being named by San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego’s Fifty San Diegans to Watch.
Laturno Bojanic resides in Bonita, California with her husband Radomir and son Mark.