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Maya Bogdanovic

  • Cellist


Maja Bogdanovic recieved the Ministry of Culture Awards, and scholarships of the Madlena Jankovic Private Fund, Fund for Development of Young Artists, The French Goverment, Societe Generale Fund, as well as scholarship of NATEXIS Banque Populaire (2004-2007).

She won the highest awards at domestic and international competitions - Petar Konjovic 1997 Belgrade, Usti nad Orlici Czech Republic, Premio Kawai in Italy, Liezen Cello Competition. In 2003 she won the ESTA Competition in Paris and series of concerts in Europe. She was awarded Grand Prix de Normandie, chamber music competition - duo with Sanja Bizjak.

In march 2005, she was a laureate of the International Cello Competition in Belgrade "Jeunesses Musicales", 3rd Prize and special prizes for compulsory piece, as well as prize of Misa Pavlovic Fund, a cd production.
In november 2005, she was awarded a Special Prize at Rostropovitch competition in Paris, a cello by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume 1852, kindly loaned by Fonds Instrumental Francais.

She has given the concerts at the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Kolarac Concert Hall, Sinagogue in Novi Sad, Theatre Mogador and Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Cite des Congres in Nantes, Palais des Papes in Avignon and others. She performed at Belgrade Summer Festival, BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), Prades dans Champs Elysees, Belgrade Cello Fest, and different festivals in France. She was soloist with the Serbian Radio and Television Orchestra, Orchestra of French Republic Guard, Chamber Orchestra of Saint Georges, Chamber Orchestra "Dusan Skovran", Orchestre des Laureats of Conservatoire de Paris.

Maya worked with Bernard Greenhouse, Alban Gerhardt, Jens Peter Maintz, Young Chang Cho, Francois Salque, Diana Ligeti, Itamar Golan, Pierre Laurent Aimard and Valerie Aimard.

Maya Bogdanovic started playing cello at the age of six, at the School of Music "Kosta Manojlovic" in Zemun (Serbia) in class of prof. Nada Jovanovic. At the age of 16, she became student at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She graduated under Michel Strauss and Itamar Golan, winning first prizes in both cello and chamber music. In 2005 she finished post graduated studies at Conservatoire under Michel Strauss.
Currently residing in Paris, she pursues further training with M. Strauss and Pierre Laurent Aimard.

She has recorded for radio and tv stations in Serbia, as well as for RAI and France Musiques.