Marija Radovanovic was born on July 30th, 2001 in Belgrade, Serbia and started playing the violin at the age of 7 in the class of prof. Dusica Mladenovic. In September 2016 she entered the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz- Austria as a student of prof. Emilio Percan and since October 2019 she has been a student of the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, Germany (in the class of Prof. Peter Daniel) as well as the University of Music in Belgrade (in the class of Prof. Marko Josifoski).
She has won many awards at various international competitions, among which: first prize at the „Ohrid pearls“ EMCY competition in Ohrid, Macedonia (2016) and second prizes at Kocian Violin C Competition Usti nad Orlici – Czech Republic (2017) and International Festival of Musical Creativity „Earth is our common home“ – Ekaterinburg, Russia (2017) She has also won first prizes at Serbian National Competition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and third prizes at Kocian Violin Competition Usti nad Orlici – Czech Republic (2015) and International competition of young musicians „Petar Konjovic“ EMCY Belgrade – Serbia (2013).
She attended masterclasses held by professors Dejan Mihailovic, Frank Peter Cimerman, Robert Lakatos, Madlen Stokic, Tatiana Samuilova, Artiom Siskov, Tatiana Balashova and Jozef Spacek.
Marija made her debut with orchestra at the age of nine and has appeared as a soloist with Graz University Orchestra, Camerata Musica Szombately, and Belgrade Youth Philharmonic (with whom she performed at the Tasmajdan Stadion in front of 10 000 people at the event „Night of music“).
She performed at numerous festivals such as Ljubljana Festival, ArtLink Festival in Belgrade, Moritzburg Festival (as a participant of the Moritzburg Festival Academy), Ohrid Summer Festival. In the summer of 2019, she performed as a concertmaster of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra in Switzerland. In August 2019 she was a student of the chamber music workshop of the Kaposfest in Kaposvár, Hungary.
Marija is a soloist and concertmaster of „ArtLink Virtuosi“ Chamber Orchestra with whom she had a chance to cooperate with Istvan Vardai, Robert Lakatos, Giorgio Mandolesi.
She is also the winner of the scholarship from the foundation for young talents “Dositeja” and the scholarship from the Republic Foundation for Development of Scientific and Artistic Youth.