Serbian-born Swede Awarded 2013 $100,000 Grawemeyer Composition Prize


38 year old Serbian-born Swedish composer Djuro Zivkovic has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the prestigious USD $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="JafpIyzXtfw" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Djuro Zivkovic | 'On Guarding of the Heart' For Chamber Orchestra | 2013 Grawemeyer Award

Awarded annually by the University of Louisville, previous recipients include: Witold LutosławskiGyörgy Ligeti, John CoriglianoKrzysztof PendereckiJohn AdamsThomas AdèsPierre Boulez, Brett Dean and Esa-Pekka Salonen

A violin and composition graduate of the  Music Academy in Belgrade and the Stockholm Royal College of Music, Zivkovic currently serves a teaching position at the Stockholm Royal College of Music