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Aleksandra Ivanovic

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Born in Belgrade, Aleksandra showed early and diverse talent for music. She started learning piano at the age of six and eventually graduated both piano and classical singing from the primary music school. After short studies in Jazz singing her interest turned to guitar and she continued her studies in classical guitar at the Belgrade Music Academy under professor Vera Ogrizovic, where she obtained BA and Master degree in guitar performance with distinction. In addition, she participated in numerous master classes with renowned guitarists such as Anielo Desiderio, Scot Tennant and Dusan Bogdanovic. She won several national and international competitions amongst which are “Naissus Guitar Festival” 2009 and 2010, “International Guitar Festival” Leskovac 2006 and 2007 and “Guitar Art Summer Fest” Herceg Novi 2008. Also, she was recipient of a prestigious grant for young talents of Serbia in 2011 and 2012. Aleksandra started performing at an early age and had significant appearances in Gallery “Progres” Hall, Cultural center “Vuk Karadzic”, Yugoslav Drama Theatre and Music Academy Hall. Noted by audiences and critics, her delicate and sensitive performance, especially of the new works by Vojislav Ivanovic led to the foundation of “Levante Guitar Duo” with the composer himself. Since 2008 she performs and records with the duo extensively both home and abroad earning reputation, as critics put it, of “…individual and unique voice” of the ensemble.