Marija, received her formal education at the Academy of Music in Belgrade and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music majoring in both vocal (Opera) and instrumental (Violin).
She has been singing as far as she can remember and she is the 6th generation of musicians in her family. The gift was passed on by her famous grandparents Radojka and Tine Zivkovic, both accordionists.
As a performer Marija won numerous competitions in Europe and Australia, and also recorded for Australian ABC, 2MBS-FM and SBS Radio. For the last 20 years she has been teaching music at prestigious colleges and schools.