Mr Zivoni went on to become the pupil of Odeon Partos, his first major tutor and influence. He attended and was a graduate of the Israeli Academy of Music. At the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, Zivoni was a pupil Of André Gertler. (Both Partos and Gertler had been, like Székely and Szigeti before them, pupils of the celebrated Hungarian master, Jenö Hubay). He graduated from the Brussels Conservatoire with the highest honours. Zivoni, already a competition-laureate of the Paganini International at Genoa, and the Bavarian Radio International at Munich added the Queen Elizabeth International to the list at Brussels in 1963. His concert debut was in Amsterdam the following year.
Zivoni has toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Venezuela and the Far East and has played concertos with many of the world’s leading orchestras (including RIAS Berlin and Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw) and some of the most distinguished conductors including Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir Charles Groves, Erich Leinsdorf, Zdenek Macal and Kurt Sanderling. For over thirty years this eminent violinist has lived in Europe, mostly in London, where he currently lives with his wife Jeanne, herself a former distinguished Mezzo-Soprano. In Britain his concerto performances have included the following orchestras: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, BBC Symphony,
BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, (formally BBC Welsh Symphony), City of Birmingham Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony and Sinfonietta.
With a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, Zivoni is a recognised champion of new music and has given the world premières of works by Mordecai Seter, Gerald Schurmann, Geoffrey Poole, Luctor Ponse, and Graham Whettam, several of which are dedicated to him.