Maja Avramovic / violin

 

Serbian violinist Maja Avramovic received her first violin lessons at the age of 6 by Dragoljub Jovanovic.  She was then accepted by a special boarding school for talented children in Cuprija. During the next eight years, she gave a number of concerts and won several national competitions. At age 14, she continued her studies at Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in the class of Igor Ozim, where she also studied chamber music with Günther Kehr and the Amadeus Quartet. Five years later, she obtained her diploma with the highest possible grade. In 1983, she was the first ever instrumentalist to be awarded a grant by the newly established Ivo Pogorelic Foundation in Zagreb.

 

Maja Avamovic attended master-classes with Yfrah Neaman and Herman Krebbers, with whom she later studied privately for two years. In the meanwhile, she became a highly acclaimed soloist, appearing also with various ensembles and symphonic orchestras in Germany and Yugoslavia. Between 1990 and 1993, she became the leader of the Reinische Streichquartett, whith whom she regularly recorded for the Cologne WDR Radio.

 

In 1994, Avramovic auditioned for the first time, and immediately selected for the violin section of the Berlin Philharmonic. Since 1996, she is actively involved in a number of chamber music ensembles of the Berlin Philharmonic, including Divertimento, Venus-Ensemble, Bach Kollegium and Salon-Orchester. Maja Avramovic has also appeared, as a chamber musician and a soloist, in various international music festivals, in Germany, Croatia, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria, and she regularly invited to collaborate with the Super World Orchestra.