Although one might gather from members of a professional orchestra that the work could turn into dull routine over the course of time, we Philharmonic players always have great fun making music. No matter whether it’s a veteran or a newcomer, whether first or last desk, everyone plays with complete commitment.
Maja Avramović’s musical gifts were already evident at the age of two. She could already play melodies on the piano that her mother had taught her. Her mother, however, wanted her daughter to play a different instrument from her own and for this reason had Maja learn the violin. Her school years were spent in a boarding school for musically talented children, where in 1981 she completed her violin training and received a first diploma. After settling in West Germany she studied in the master classes of Igor Ozim until her artist diploma and became the first scholarship holder of the Ivo Pogorelich Foundation. She then perfected her skills with Hermann Krebbers in Amsterdam. After playing with several orchestras, she came to the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1994. She is also active as chamber-music player with, among others, Divertimento Berlin, the brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the clarinettist Paul Meyer and her colleague Guy Braunstein. Her hobbies include golf, walking, reading, travel and cinema.