Aleksandar Zivkovic is one of the most versatile musicians of our time. The cellist and registered music therapist works with an unusually broad repertoire from early baroque to contemporary and popular music. He was born into the sixth generation of a renowned musical family. The native Serbian Aleksandar Zivkovic started his violoncello studies at the age of seven. During his primary and secondary school days Aleksandar competed in and won many youth state competitions in 1983, 1986 and 1989 in various age categories. He studied with a number of famous professors and cellists including Prof. Aleksandr Kirilovich Fedorcenko (Russia), Marc Bonetti (Australia), Lazlo Varga (USA), Eleonore Schoenfield (USA), Kazimir Michalik (Poland), Michael Flaksman (Switzerland) and Ljubomir Polojac(Yugoslavia).
At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Aleksandar Zivkovic studied cello with Prof. Georg Pedersen. After completing his Undergraduate course, Aleksandar continued to compete in numerous local cello and chamber music Eisteddfod competitions. As a member of St Laurence Piano Trio, Aleksandar won the 2MBS-FM Radio Competition in 1996.
In 2010 Aleksandar completed his Master Degree in Advanced Music Performance at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Professor Alexander Chaushian, where he also continued his post-graduate studies in baroque cello with Professor Richard Tunnicliffe.Aleksandar Zivkovic played all over the world with the greatest musicians of our time.
As a Music Therapist, Aleksandar Zivkovic is a respected speaker nationally and internationally. Aleksandar is a past NSW Chair of the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.
Aleksandar completed a Masters of Creative Music Therapy, at the University of Western Sydney in 2006 and Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy at University of Technology Sydney in 2004.
Aleksandar have developed his outstanding therapeutic relationships with his clients throughout his varied experiences, working with students in special schools, patients in psychiatric hospitals and residents in the aged care facilities.