Professor Slobodan Zivkovic (MA DipMus /Belgrade/ Bmus MMus BME)
Professor Slobodan Zivkovic was born on 20th April 1945 in Belgrade, Serbia. Professor Zivkovic, a pianist, vocal coach, choir conductor, ethnomusicologist and accompanist, has been teaching piano for more than 30 years.
He was born into the fifth generation of renowned musical family. He gained a Bachelor of Music with Merit (in Piano) and a Masters degree in Piano from the Belgrade Music Academy and a Bachelor in Ethnomusicology from the Belgrade University Faculty of Music Art. He has studied with a number of famous professors and pianists including Guido Agosti (Rome), Aldo Chiccolini (Paris) and Lev N. Vlasenko (at the “Tchaikovsky” Conservatorium of Music in Moscow).
Professor Zivkovic has performed solo recitals and played as a soloist with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Zagreb and Belgrade Radio and Television Orchestras. After his arrival to Australia 13 years ago he performed regularly in Sydney and also in Melbourne and Wollongong.
He was a Full Member of the Association of Music Performers of Serbia (Yugoslavia) from 1973 and a Member of the Advisory Committee for the 3rd Piano Pedagogy Conference in Sydney in 1997. He presented a paper My Approach to Piano Technique at that conference. His publications also include the scientific paper: Sounds in the Epoch of Vuk (Stefanovic Karadzic) in XVIII century and his expert-works: Similarity and diversity between systems of scales in Europe and India and Analyses and Performances of two Sonatas by Ludvig van Beethoven: Op 27, No.2 (“Moon-light”) and Op 31, No.2.