Born in Nis, former Yugoslavia, Maja Avramović made her first steps in music with her mother, a concert pianist, from the age of two. She studied violin in a school for music talents and got a diploma in 1981. During her studies she was awarded several prizes in national competitions. 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 joined the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1994. She is also an active chamber music player and regularly performs with Divertimento Berlin, the brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the clarinettist Paul Meyer and Guy Braunstein. Her hobbies include golf, walking, reading, travel and cinema.