Maja is also a School of Music faculty member at the University of Minnesota and is also an advocate of blending together classical and jazz techniques in addition to Balkan and early Baroque musical traditions. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, and having played guitar since the age of nine, Maja has won various awards in school festivals and competitions from childhood up through higher education; recently, she won second prize at the 2009 Latin-American Music Competition and was included on two compilation CDs in production at the Latin-American Music Center at Indiana University. Maja received her M.M. from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she is currently a candidate for D.M. as well.
Both members of this guitar duo are well-versed practitioners of improvisational technique; check out this video for a glimpse of what to expect at their Festival performance: