Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

Serbian composer and percussionist.
Country: Serbia

  1. Biography of Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
  2. Contributions to Percussion Repertoire
  3. Pieces for Young Percussionists
  4. Iliash - Adana by Jovan N. Zhivcovich

Biography of Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic is a Serbian composer and percussionist who has made significant contributions to the field of percussion music. He studied composition, percussion, and music theory in Mannheim and Stuttgart. In the years 1987 to 1997, he taught in the United States, and since 2003, he has been the head of the department of percussion instruments at the University of Novi Sad.

Contributions to Percussion Repertoire

Zivkovic's compositions have found their place in the repertoire of leading percussionists worldwide, particularly Evelyn Glennie. Some of his notable works include the first and second marimba concertos with orchestra, the Concerto of the Mad Queen, Quasi una sonata (commissioned and performed by Evelyn Glennie and Emanuel Ax), and the Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble titled "Tales from the Center of the Earth." These works showcase Zivkovic's innovative and captivating approach to percussion music.

Pieces for Young Percussionists

In addition to his works for advanced percussionists, Zivkovic has also composed pieces specifically for young and beginner percussionists. His albums "Joyful Marimba," "Joyful Vibraphone," and others contain pieces that are accessible and engaging for aspiring percussionists.

Iliash - Adana by Jovan N. Zhivcovich

One of Zivkovic's notable compositions is "Iliash - Adana," a piece that showcases his unique musical style and rhythmic complexity. This composition reflects Zivkovic's ability to blend traditional and contemporary elements, creating a captivating and dynamic musical experience.