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MARIJA
RAJKOVIĆ

Serbia

Violin

Marija Rajković was born in Niš. At the age of five, she began to study violin at the School for Musical Talents in Ćuprija in the class of Prof. Dragoljub Jovanović. She enrolled in undergraduate studies at the age of 16 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Jovan Koludžija and received her master's degree in the class of Prof. Dejan Mihailović in East Sarajevo. She performed as a soloist with a symphony orchestra for the first time at the age of eleven. She is the winner of the Scholarship of the Tito Fund, the Scholarship for Outstanding Talents of the Republic of Serbia. She won the Mokranjac Award for concert activity for 1986/87 and 1988. She has solo collaborations with conductors: Sandro Zaninović-Croatia, Vančo Čavdarski-Macedonia, Svilen Simeonov-Bulgaria, Vesna Šouc-Serbia, Stevan Spalević-Serbia, Anatolij Nowicki-Russia, Nicolas Riziotis-Greece, Claudio Scarbotini-Italy, Milena Injac-Serbia and Igor Tatarević-Croatia. She performed concert recitals with pianists: Nada Kecman, Jovanka Arandjelović, Srboljub Dinić, Ljubinka Kostović, Đordje Milojković, Istra Pečvari, Bojan Mladenović, Sonja Radojković… She performed as a soloist in the countries of former Yugoslavia and Europe. As an orchestral musician, she was hired in 1993/94 as the deputy concertmaster of the National Orchestra RT3 Greece. Marija Rajković studied with Ana Šumačenko, Viktor Bojadžian and Jovan Kolundija. She is one of the founders of the "International College of Artists Strad", based in Nis. Marija Rajković is engaged in pedagogical work, she is an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Niš - main subject Violin.