Nebojsa Jovan Zikovic
Nebojsa Jovan Zikovic has often received critical acclaim from the specialist press for his fascinating performance and musical expressivity. In his consistent duality as composer and soloist, he represents the tradition of a “composing virtuoso” – a tradition that has become rare.
He completed his studies in composition, music theory and percussion in Germany. Musical engagements led him to perform in most European countries, in the US on an annual basis and recently also in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Russia and Mexico.
As soloist, Zivkovic performed with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Radio-Philharmonie of Hanover, the Österreichische Kammersymphoniker, the Kochum Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland) and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, to name just a few.
He had his debuts in renowned venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Stockholms Nybrokajen, the National Recital Hall of Taipei, the “Kolarac hall” in Belgrade or the Herkulessaal in Munich. Additionally, he caused sensations with his drums and marimba at numerous renowned festivals such as the Gaudeamus Festival of Amsterdam, the Musikfestival of Schleswig-Holstein or the Morelia Festival in Mexico. Without a doubt, Zivkovic is one of the most successful composers of his generation in Germany.
His Kammermusik and Orchestra work has been performed in more than 50 countries, from Iceland to Indonesia, from Tokyo to New York. Annually, more than 300 performances of his work take place all over the world.