Maja Mijatović is a Serbian mezzo-soprano born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She graduated in 2013 at the Faculty of music art in Belgrade, Serbia. Apart from her regular singing pedagogues (Nikola Mijailović, baritone, and Ljubica Živković, mezzo-soprano), she has improved her vocal skills and technique with distinguished pedagogues and singers such as the bass KS Artur Korn (Germany), sopranos KS Olivera Miljaković (Austria), Regina Schörg (Austria) and Darina Takova (Bulgaria), mezzo-sopranos Jennifer Larmore (USA), KS Biserka Cvejić (Serbia/France) and Katherine Haataja (Finland/UK) and baritone KS Adrian Erӧd among others.
During the studies, she obtained numerous First Prizes on Competitions – Lazar Jovanovic in Belgrade, Nikola Cvejic in Ruma, Republic Contest in Belgrade, Review of young music talents in Sremski Karlovci. In 2013 at the 43rd Jeunesses musicales Competition she won the Third Prize as well as the Audience Prize, and later that year, in Bulgaria, at the Competition Elena Nikolai she won the Third Prize as well. Furthermore, she is a recipient of other special prizes (for The most beautiful voice of the Competition Lazar Jovanovic and for The most perspective mezzo-soprano of the competition Nikola Cvejić) and stipends (from the Foundation and Organization OPEROSA, Gutenstein Masterclasses (Austria) and the Fund for young music talents of the Republic of Serbia – the ‘Dositeja’ Prize).
In 2010 she was a member of the Opera studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade and in 2011 a member of the Opera studio of the Opera and Theatre Madlenianum.
As a soloist, she has performed on many concerts and charity events not only in Serbia but also in Hungary, Austria, Croatia, BiH, Greece, Spain, and Italy, collaborating with renowned orchestras, conductors, pianists, and choirs and performing opera, lied, contemporary music, chamber music, as well as sacred music (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, Alfeyev’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Mozart’s Missa Brevis, etc.).
Choirs among frescoes (Belgrade, Serbia), Canta al Mar (Barcelona, Spain), International choir festival (Niš, Serbia), Corfu International festival (Corfu, Greece), Front (Belgrade, Serbia), BEMUS (Belgrade, Serbia), L’Isola del sole (Grado, Italy), International review of composers (Belgrade, Serbia), European Opera Days (Herceg Novi, Montenegro), Armel Festival (Szeged, Hungary) are just some of the festivals where she has performed.
From 2010 until 2014 she was a guest soloist of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. She took part in two world premiere operas – Mileva (A. Vrebalov) – the role of Ružica and Who killed Princess Mond (T. Milosević) – the role of The Third Princess Mond.
Even though she is young, she has already had the honor to be a Jury member at the festival Majske muzičke svečanosti, an international choir and singing competition in Bijeljina, BiH in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Since 2014 she has been a member of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia
Many songs and cycles composed by A. Arenski, A. Berg, J. Brahms, B. Britten, C. Debussy, M. De Falla, R. Glier, L. Lehmann, F. Poulenc, S. Rachmaninoff, M. Ravel, F. Schubert, R. Strauss, P. I. Tchaikovsky, R. Wagner and distinguished Serbian composers such as S. Binički, M. Milojević, P. Krstić, P. Konjović, M. Živković, K. Babić, etc.