Following her stunning recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, The Strad hailed Maja Bogdanović for “an outstanding performance of exceptional tonal beauty and great maturity of interpretation.” Since then, she has taken her place among today’s foremost cellists.
Recent concerto engagements include the Tonhalle Orchester/Zurich, Tokyo Philharmonic, Minas Gerais Philharmonic in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Slovenian Radio Orchestra/Ljubljana, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Belgrade Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Bergische Philharmonie, Bremerhaven Staatsorchester, Korean Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra, Morelia Philharmonic/Mexico, Salta Symphony/Argentina, Serbian Radio Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic, as well as chamber orchestras which include St. George Strings, Sejong Soloists, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
In the U.S., Ms. Bogdanović made her debut at the 2017 Grand Teton Music Festival under the baton of Cristian Macelaru. She has also performed with the Forth Worth Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Portland Symphony, and Princeton Symphony.
An avid chamber musician, Maja Bogdanović is a frequent guest at leading chamber music festivals and worlds leading venues such as Kuhmo Festival in Finland, Stift International Chamber Music Festival in the Netherlands, Amsterdamse Cello Biënnale, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Folle Journée/Nantes, Folle Journee/Ekaterinburg , Giverny Festival, Muziekgebouw/Amsterdam, Palais des Congrès/Nantes, Prinzregententheater/Munich, Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel/Paris, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Carnegie Hall/New York, Bass Hall/Fort Worth, Storioni Festival and the Zeist Festival in Holland. She concertizes regularly with artists such as pianists Nino Gvetadze and Marianna Shirinyan and violinists Daniel Rowland, Frederieke Saeijs and Nemanja Radulovic.
In March 2019, her CD with violinist Daniel Rowland “Pas de Deux” was released, including Ravel Duo, Penderecki’s Ciaconna, and world premiere recordings by Vasks, Sollima, Nisinman and Piazzolla.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Maja Bogdanović began playing the cello at a very early age, studying with Professor Nada Jovanovic at the Music School Kosta Manojlovic in Zemun. She went on to graduate with a First Prize from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she completed her postgraduate course with Michel Strauss; while there, she also studied chamber music with Itamar Golan and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Following her studies in Paris, she pursued further training at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Professor Jens Peter Maintz, as well as Bernard Greenhouse, Alban Gerhardt, Young-Chang Cho, and Heinrich Schiff.