Maja Bogdanović

Following her stunning recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall,  The Strad hailed cellist Maja Bogdanovic 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. 


In the U.S., Ms. Bogdanovic made her debut at the 2017  Grand Teton Music Festival, playing Saint-Saëns Cello  Concerto No. 1 with guest conductor Cristian Macelaru. She  has also performed with the Spokane Symphony and twice  with the Lubbock Symphony. Recent and upcoming North  American engagements include her debuts with the Fort  Worth and Bakersfield symphonies, in addition to appearances with the Portland Symphony (Maine) and the  Princeton Symphony. 


Worldwide concerto engagements include the Belgrade Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Bergische Philharmonie,  Bremerhaven Staatsorchester, Korean Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra, Morelia Philharmonic/Mexico, Orchestre  National des Pays de la Loire, Salta Symphony/Argentina, Serbian Radio Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic, St.  Bartholomew Orchestra/London, Sydenham Festival Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, the Tonhalle  Orchester/Zurich, as well as chamber orchestras which include Nouvelle Europe, Dušan Skovran, St. George  Strings, Sejong Soloists, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. 


An avid chamber musician, Ms. Bogdanovic has appeared at many of the world’s leading venues and festivals,  including a recent return to the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, and performances at the Stift International Chamber  Music Festival and the Delft Festival in The Netherlands. She concertizes regularly in Europe with pianist Nino  Gvetadze, and violinist Daniel Rowland. 


Within her wide repertoire, Maja Bogdanovic devotes a special place to contemporary music. She has premiered  works of Nicolas Bacri, Sofia Gubaidulina, Ivan Jevtic, Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Sawyers, Eric Tanguy, and  Benjamin Yusupov, among others. Her collaborations with Krzysztof Penderecki include a performance of his Cello  Concerto No. 2 with the Slovenian Philharmonic conducted by the composer himself. 


Ms. Bogdanovic’s instrument was custom made for her by French luthier Frank Ravatin.