Ivan Vukčević has been principal viola with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana since 2002. He co-founded the Energie Nove Quartet, and since 2012 has been Professor of Viola at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland. Vukčević has given concerts as soloist in Australia and Europe, and made recordings as soloist also. He has given the first performances of many new works. Vukčević previously played with the Stavanger and Basel Symphony Orchestras. While studying in Australia he was head of the viola section in the Australian Youth Orchestra and Camerata Australia, and was a regular guest with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Vukčević also studied at the Menuhin Music Academy with Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskaer. In 2001 he won the Köckert Viola Competition in Zurich. Ivan Vukčević plays a rare Joseph Gagliano viola from 1789 and an instrument built by F. Bissolotti in 1991.