Ana Zivkovic

First Violins

Ana started playing the violin in the Primary School of Music in her hometown, Belgrade. It was also in the Serbian capital that she carried her studies at Music School Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic. After graduating from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade under Professor Dejan Mihailovic in 2002, she continued devoting herself to the violin studies at Mannheim Music Academy, Germany, in Professor Roman Nodel’s class until 2005. Four years later, she attained her Master’s by playing Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy as a soloist, with the Baden-Baden Symphony.


The musician has been awarded first place in State Serbia in 1996, second place in Novi Sad National Award in 1996 and the International Award in Paris. On two occasions, Ana has also received the Stresa International Award, in Italy – first in 1994 as a soloist and then in 1995, alongside a trio, ranking second.


From 2000 to 2002, she was a member of the String Quartet of the Dusan Skovran Chamber Orchestra, in Belgrade, and served as assistant concertmaster of the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra. Before moving to Belo Horizonte, Ana worked with the Badische Staatskapelle orchestra form Karlsruhe, Germany, and with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen.

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