Aleksandra Šuklar

percussion
biography

Aleksandra Šuklar is a multi-percussionist and marimba artist based in Vienna.  She has been described by musical critics as an artist with excellent technique, musicality, temperament, and sensitivity to musical style; skills which contribute to her consistent excellent performance.

She finished her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees with Prof. Nebojša Jovan Živković at MUK – The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna in 2016.  Simultaneously, she studied at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Bogdan Bacanu and Prof. Josef Gumpinger.

Aleksandra Šuklar is a prizewinner of many national and international competitions in Slovenia, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, and Croatia. She is a prizewinner of renowned Fidelio Competition in 2014 and 2015. She has also made recordings for the radio stations ORF-Austria, RTV- Slovenia, and HRT- Croatia.

She has regularly performed as a soloist and chamber musician troughout Europe at such festivals as Gustav Mahler Musikwochen, Wien Modern, Festival der Kroatischen Musik in Wien, Samobor music Festival, Ivana Bilić Marimba Week, NOMUS and Vienna Saxfest among others.

Aleksandra has collaborated with various ensembles and orchestras, including Zagreb soloists, the Symphony Orchestra of Vienna State Opera, ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien,  Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV-Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kontrapunkte.

She was a scholarship recipient of the Slovenian Ministry of Culture from 2013 to 2015. In 2016 she received the Start-Scholarship of Austrian Chancellor as one of the most outstanding young artists living in Vienna. 

In december 2017 she premiered  Marimba Concerto by Slavko Šuklar "The Corridors" with the String orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic. She has performed recently as a soloist in ORF-Radiokulturhaus and Viennese Musikverein. In 2018 she will be touring with "The World of Hans Zimmer" as member of the band.




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Reviews
Prize for the best interpretation of the Work composed by the Croatian composer
 Ferdo Livadić International Competition, Samobor
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...Aleksandra Šuklar performed Igor Lešnik's composition »Twenty years later« incredibly artistically, vividly and in a beautiful tone on the vibraphone, putting out the best features of her own instrument,  which is the reason she won the prize...

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(Vladimir Kranjčević)
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Aleksandra Šuklar at Slovenian Philharmonic, percussion recital
 Music Magazine "Glasna", Ljubljana
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... At a good concert, a critic can run out of words quite quickly. Therefore, a praise of the young percussionist is expressed here: of her excellent technique, musicality, temperament and sensitivity to musical style, skills that contributed to this excellent performance...

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(Tomaž Gržeta)
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