"... 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."
Tomaž Gržeta, musical critic; article in the Magazine »Glasna«
"...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."
Vladimir Kranjčević, the president of the jury at Ferdo Livadić International music competition, Croatia
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 excellent performance. Her musical spectrum expands from classical music, contemporary works for percussion until film music and crossover projects. 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.
Aleksandra Šuklar is a prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions across Europe (Slovenia, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia) and was a laureate of Fidelio Competition in 2014 and 2015 in ORF Radiokulturhaus in Vienna. She has received a Scholarship of Austrian Chancellor as one of the most outstanding young artists living in Vienna in 2016 and was a scholarship holder of Slovenian Ministry of Culture from 2012-2015.
She has performed as a soloist in renowned concert halls: Viennese Musikverein, ORF- Radiokulturhaus Wien, Deutsches Theater Berlin and at festivals such as Rolex Arts Weekend, Wien Modern, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen, NOMUS, IPEW, IBMW and Vienna Saxfest among others.
Aleksandra collaborates regularly with various ensembles and orchestras including the Symphony Orchestra of Vienna State Opera, ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Vienna
Chamber Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra,
RTV-Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Zagreb Soloists etc. She is also a member of “Synchron Stage Orchestra”, where she records movie scores for Hollywood and European Film Productions.
She has been collaborating with Hollywood film music composer Hans Zimmer since 2018 as a band soloist in
“World of Hans Zimmer” and “Hans Zimmer Live” and has been touring and performing in Arenas worldwide (Melbourne, Hong Kong, Sydney, Seoul, Berlin, London,Madrid…).
Aleksandra is premiering the Marimba Concerto by Tristan Schulze in Viennese Konzerthaus in December 2020 and is Artist at Meinl Percussion Company and Schlagkraft Mallets.