Aleksandar Ivić received his first violin lessons when he was six. At the age of 16 he began appearing in Croatia as a soloist and chamber player. He completed his studies in Zagreb with Kritijan Petrović, later continuing his training in Cologne with Igor Ozim and the Amadeus Quartet and in Düsseldorf with Rosa Fain.
In 1988 he began his orchestral career as a first violin in the Cologne Radio (WDR) Symphony Orchestra; in 1996 he moved to the Berliner Philharmoniker. Ivić has played in a number of chamber ensembles: the Scharoun Ensemble (1997-2002), the Berlin Baroque Soloists (1999-2003) and the Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists (since 2000). He teaches privately in Berlin and gives master classes in Croatia and France.