NOT JUST A CD, BUT PIECE OF ART, to listen, feel and hold.

PERFECT DESIGN, PRINTING, natural matte DIGIPACK case, RICH COLOR BOOKLET with PHOTOS and work comments, and excellent Information TEXTS in THREE languages, this is the CD.
When you download a mp3 file you  have “files”,  so physically nothing and maybe one “cover pic”.
When you purchase a CD you have much, much more AND you get  significantly better sound quality.
However, I offer both options, you pick.

Bachelor & Master studies with Nebojsa in Austria or Serbia

If you wish to do your bachelor or master degree studies with Nebojsa, you can do this at two Universities in Europe. Nebojsa is full professor at “Academy of Arts  of the University of Novi Sad” in Serbia, and also at “Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna”, Austria.  Both Schools require almost zero  tuition. In particularely well known  Vienese University ( ) offers  unique and high level  professional education, not to speak about enviorement that one gets to enjoy in Vienna.  For studing in Austria you NEED to have a B1 level of German language. Of course you should be very good on all percussion instruments to pass the entering exam. Entering exams are usually end of february/beginning of march for the following academic year, that starts on October 1st.  For more information please go to the websites of the schools where you can read more about the programms.


You may be a lucky recipient of “YAMAHA & SCHLAGKRAFT  ZISAMP-STIPENDIUM” 2024 and join the Zivkovic’s Summer Academy & festival in Vienna in 2024 for ZERO FEE.  Stipendium consists of the following:

  1. YAMAHA EUROPE & SCHLAGKRAFT MALLETS VIENNA, will pay your entire active partitipation fee (520€)
  2. You will get  financial support toward your travel costs (Gasoline for car, train ticket, or  airplane ticket)
    the actual amount spent, but not more than up to MAXIMUM of € 200.- (you need to bring your recieves, train tickets, gasoline and similar)

in order to apply for stipendium you have to:

  1. Video record yourself  playing ONE of  Zivkovic SOLO pieces.  May be marimba, OR multipercussion OR vibraphone solo
  2. upload it to your youtube channel
  3. link this recording on your social media channel and to  hashtag #nebojsajovanzivkovic  #schlagkraftmallets  and #yamahamusic
  4. send us the E-mail with  the EXACT  Link to video, your full address, name, citizenship, age,etc…
  5. you MAY regularely apply and still apply for the stipendium. if you get one your application fee will be returned to you.
  6. From  all applications ONE  recipient will be selected and informed
  7. DEAD LINE  for APPLICATION  (Video upload) is  MAY 1st 2024

In case that stipendium receiver  CANCEL his  partitipation OR the entire ZISAMP is CANCELLED for whatever reasons, (Corona,  force majore)  this stipendium will be void. No replacement, no cash payments,  all gone forever 🙁    Candidates will be informed by MAY 15th, so those not selected still may APPLY regularerly. THEY WILL HAVE HOWEVER, REDUCED application  fee ( 520€) Stay in touch.

Summer Academy for Marimba and Percussion 2024

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Zivkovic’s International Summer Academy & Festival

for Marimba & Percussion 2024 (ZISAMP)
August 24th to August 30th, 2024 in VIENNA, Austria

Zivkovic’s International Summer Percussion Academy 2024!  Vienna, Austria!

Join the international group of  Marimba and Percussion enthusiasts at Zivkovic Marimba and Percussion Summer Academy.  In 2024, Academy takes place in the centre of Vienna, Austria, inofficial music capital of the World. You will experience 5 very intensive days PACKED with concerts, lectures & masterclasses. AS ACTIVE PARTITIPANT YOU WILL GET  5 (yes, FIVE!!) INDIVIDUAL LESSONS DURING THE ACADEMY. ( open master class format, approx. 30-40 min each)   In 2024, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic will invite again several top international guest artists from all over the world, in a unique combination of Soloists and Orchestral Percussionists from TOP orchestras. Aside the emphasis on Marimba and Marimba Duo,  also Orchestral Timpani,  Orchestral Percussion, Marching snare, up to the film music- experience from the “World of Hans Zimmer”, will be presented,  – we  have it all prepared!
Academy is intended primarily for advanced marimba students, percussion teachers, professionals – but everyone can benefit from this week. Also intermediate/less advanced players are welcome to enroll as active pertitipants at the Academy, if they prepare minimum two pieces of moderate difficulty.  Selected participants may perform in public concerts on the last evening of the   Academy.

There will be two possibilities to participate

ACADEMY will accept: performing participants (active) or observers (passive participants, basically  just any guests).
It is highly recommended that players who wish to be ACTIVE  partitipants of the Academy, apply early, since the number of active participants is limited to 35.
(Apply early to get better rate and be sure that you can be active participant. We expect that summer 2024 will be booked out before the first deadline.
So, IF you want to attend, make SURE to apply early. You will also save 50 Euro if you apply before April 20th 2024).

Each active participant should prepare minimum two composition of his choice. ANY  piece for Marimba,  in addition to it,  ANY snare drum, timpani or multipercussion piece. ( Multipercussion preferably one of  Zivkovic’s  multipercussion  works, we have the instruments for it) Players of any level are welcome as observers (passive participant). During the ZISAMP, each active participant will get FIVE individual lessons on the prepared pieces, or on anything else he would like to learn.  Those individual lesson, are open master class format, whose length depends on the difficulty and length of the piece performed. Lessons are approx. 40 minutes each lesson. All active partitipants will also perform in various chamber music combination coached by Nebojsa  and/or other guest artists.
Passive participants will also be involved in fundamental questions like grip, technique, etc but will not be involved in any performing or any individual lesson.

PUBLIC CONCERT with the participants and Nebojsa Zivkovic

There will be a CLOSING concert on the last evening of the ZISAMP2024, with the SELECTED partitipants. We are working to organize additional public concert in Vienna, right after the course. (to be confirmed) ONLY selected participants will perform in a public concert that MIGHT BE scheduled right after the Academy. (that additional concert is NOT part of the Academy) We have several world class marimba and percussion guest teachers! Use this chance to come with your duo or group and get professional coaching in chamber music.
Last but not least, this is your chance to take you partner with you to Vienna,  and have a dream vacation in one of the most beautiful cities on the Earth.

This is what you will get at ZISAMP 2024:

  • As active partitipant, you will get FIVE (5!!) individual lessons (master class format) ONE with NEBOJSA, and FOUR with different professors of your choice, this means every day one lesson plus all lectures and master classes 🙂
  •  you can attend Timpani, Rudimental snare, Marimba duo&solo, Orchestral Percussion master classes and lectures of your choice,  by various professors,  – DAILY.
  •  You will work on pieces you  prepare with Nebojsa and professors of your choice (included are also solo PERCUSSION works  or chamber music)
  • Fundamental performing problems – some aspects of mental attitude towards solo performing.
  • DAILY Guest Artist Lectures!!  Will include:  Marimba Four & Two-mallet technique, German timpani technique,  Snare drum, orchestral studies,  triangle, tambourin technique, Marching snare drum, Hans Zimmer (!)  film music percussion parts…  and more
  • DAILY  MALLETS TECHNIQUE WITH NEBOJSA  FOR ALL (four mallet grip and technical exercises)
  • Aesthetics and developing of sound on marimba, timpani, snare drum  (sound, endurance, power-kicks, etc..)
  • Fun & NON-JAZZ improvisation on the marimba (as you know, improvisation was there much before Jazz was invented)
  • Introduction of new works for marimba and percussion (bring YOURS if you have something interesting!)
  • Chamber music, duets, percussion trios, marimba and piano, etc… (we intend to play some of that  during the Academy)
  • YAMAHA concert percussion instruments exibition, Sheet Music exibition, Mallets, merchandise, and BIG Discount on purchasing during the academy. you save a lot of  $$$)


  • Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic –  (Europe) Marimba & anything else you desire to know from him
  • Anders Kann Elten Marimba virtuoso, teacher at Royal Danish academy of Music in Kopenhagen
  • Brian Barker (Canada/Germany) – Solo timpanist of  the Hamburg State Opera, lecturer University of Hamburg
  • Thomas Schindl (Vienna) –  Principal Percussion & assistant Timpanist Vienna Symphony orchestra
  • David Christopher Panzl (Austria) Multipercussionist, marching specialist, Lecturer at  State University Vienna
  • Aleksandra Suklar (Slovenia/Austria)  – affirming concert Artist & member of Hans Zimmer Band
  • Lucid  Duo (Austria): Irena Manolova (Bulgaria) & composer Tomasz Golinski (Poland) – marimba concert artists

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