Djuro Zivkovic is Serbian-Swedish composer, born in Belgrade 1975; since 2000 he has been living in Stockholm, Sweden.
His early interest for folklore and Byzantine music has led him to develop a variety of compositional techniques such as polyrhythmic, improvisation, special harmony based scales, microtones, layer-polyphony and heterophony. “Harmonic field”technique, developed by him, has been a topic of an academic research at the University of Music in Graz (Austria).
Zivkovic’s music is regularly commissioned and performed across the world by the leading musicians and orchestras, such as Klangforum Wien, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam; and festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, Zagreb Biennale, Musikprotokoll ORF, Nordic Music Days etc.
He has received many international grants and prizes for his work. Such include the Grawemeyer Award 2014 (USA), the Mokranjac-Award 2012 (SER) the state music prize, Pre-Art Prize 2005 (CH) and the Swedish Grammy Award 2009 Grammis (SE).