Born in Belgrade in 1976, Danica Maksimović received her primary music education at the Stanislav Binički Music School (main subject piano) and her secondary music education at the Theoretical Department of the Stevan Mokranjac Music High School. Concurrently, she studied mathematics and science at the Third Belgrade High School. She graduated from the Musicology Department at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. While a student, she was active in teaching and also worked as music associate in radio and TV stations.
She was a member of the Belgrade Madrigalists Choir (1993-1998), as well as of the Collegium Musicum Academic Choir (1999-2004), with which she appeared at renowned festivals and in prestigious concert venues around the world. During her engagement at the Collegium Musicum, she handled the organization and preparation of the choir’s performances at home and abroad.
From 2002-2004 Danica Maksimović worked as organizer of the Jeunesses Musicales Serbia and as executive secretary of the International Jeunesses Musicales competition in Belgrade. Since 2004, she has been employed by the Belgrade Philharmonic as program manager in charge of designing and planning the concept of the orchestra’s concert seasons – the subscription concerts, chamber music concerts, the children’s concert series, and special events as well as orchestra tours. She is also author and editor of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s printed publications. For more than 15 years of working at the Belgrade Philharmonic, she has written a large number of concert program notes.
She was proof-reader, reviewer, and editor of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s publications: Homage to Hans Swarowsky (2005), Oskar Danon’s autobiography The Rhythms of Restlessness (2006), and Zubin Mehta’s autobiography The Score of My Life (2010), and a children’s book The Boy with the Violin (Dečak sa violinom) (2015).
Danica Maksimović was a member of the Management Board of the National Theater in Belgrade (2013-2016).
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