Having established herself as a versatile multi-percussionist and marimba artist Aleksandra Šuklar´s playing is characterised by her excellent musicality, technique, temperament and sensitivity to any musical style; skills which all come together to form her own unique artistic approach. Her diverse musical language and genre-crossing performances range from classical works and contemporary compositions, all the way to film music and crossover projects.
Aleksandra’s engagements as soloist include performances in renowned concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, ORF- Radiokulturhaus , Deutsches Theater Berlin and at festivals like Rolex Arts Weekend, Wien Modern, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen, NOMUS Festival and Vienna Saxfest, to name a few.
Aleksandra Šuklar is a prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions across Europe (Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria,…) and was a laureate of the Fidelio Competition in the "ORF-Radiokulturhaus" Vienna in 2014 and 2015. She has been recognised by the Federal Chancellery of Austria as one of the most outstanding young artists living in Vienna and was consequently awarded with their scholarship in 2016/2017.
She cooperates regularly with various ensembles and orchestras including the Symphony Orchestra of Vienna State Opera, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Synchron Stage Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, RTV-Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Kontrapunkte and Zagreb Soloists.
Born in a family of musicians, Aleksandra’s musical education began at the age of 5 when she started her violin lessons in Novi Sad, Serbia. After moving to Slovenia, she began her percussion lessons at the age of 11 and later on continued her studies in Vienna, Austria. In 2016 she graduated from the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna in the class of prof. Nebojša Jovan Živković receiving a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree.
In recent years Aleksandra has been touring arenas worldwide and collaborating with the internationally celebrated film music composer Hans Zimmer as part of his band of soloists in “Hans Zimmer Live” and “The World of Hans Zimmer”.
Her curiosity and creativity has enabled her to lead a fulfilling musical life: from regular recordings for Hollywood Productions including companies such as "Netflix", "Disney" and " Warner Bros", where she has recently recorded Soundtracks for Movies "Sponge Bob" and "Dune", to Solo-Performances, Masterclasses and collaborations with some of the most inspiring musicians of our time .
Aleksandra is artist at Pearl drums, Meinl Percussion, Meinl Cymbals, and Schlagkraft mallets.
PREMIERED WORKS BY ALEKSANDRA ŠUKLAR:
Concerto for Marimba and Symphony Orchestra
(world premiere 30.10.2021)
"The Corridors" Concerto for Marimba and Strings (world premiere in 2017)
"Marinada" for multi-percussion solo (world premiere in 2010)
"Fire Play" for marimba solo (world premiere in 2013)
"Sanagi" for multi-percussion solo and string quartet
(world premiere in 2018)
Marimba quartett (world premiere in 2018)
Ivana Kuljerić- Bilić:
"The S- Dance" for percussion Trio
(World premiere in 2011)
"Quasi una Sonata," for multi-percussion and piano
(Austrian Premiere in 2013)
"Homo Balcanicus" for marimba solo
(European premiere in 2015)