Tenerife International Contemporary Music Festival (FMUC) is offering the concert “An evening of compositions” by the Serbian musician Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic on Thursday, 14 June at 7:30 pm at the Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife. The international musician will be accompanied by the Vienna Conservatoire Percussion Group, which he directs, and the Percussion Group of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias [Canary Islands Higher Music Conservatoire].

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, hailed by critics as one of the most expressive players of marimba and percussion, has included in his programme a total of eight pieces of his own: Homo Balcanicus, Oriental Fantasy, The Castle of the mad King, Lamento e danza barbara, Tensio, Sandy the hurricane, Carte Blanche and Tak-Nara (2º mov.). An hour before the concert, percussionist Verónica Cagigao will be giving a talk to put the repertoire in context and look into the figure of Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic and the Schlagwerk Wien Ensamble. The talk takes place at Sala de Cámara and admission is free.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the Auditorio de Tenerife box office, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday, via the internet here or calling 902 317 327.

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, who is back at the FMUC once again, has had a great influence on international percussion for the last two decades, as authoritarian composer and virtuoso performer. He has toured throughout Europe, from Siberia to Spain, from Greece to Finland, several times in Asia, and in Latin America and the US every year. His marimba and percussion compositions have created a new level of performance and his captivating and energetic concerts have influenced generations of marimba players. Many of Zivkovic’s compositions (like Ilijas, Ultimatum 1, Trio per uno) have become standard in world contemporary percussion repertoire. His symphonic compositions are played by the best orchestras, such as National Symphony Orchestra from Washington D. C.; BBC Concert Orchestra, London; Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Rome; Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra; and the Northern Symphony in Newcastle, United Kingdom. As a charismatic soloist mostly with his own marimba and percussion concerts, Zivkovic has played with Stuttgart Philharmonic; Munich Symphony Orchestra; Bochum Philharmonic; Austrian Chamber Orchestra; Hannover Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bielefeld Philharmonic; Belgrade Philharmonic; Slovenia Philharmonic; Slovenia Radio Symphony Orchestra; and Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra, among others.