born in 1992 in St.Gallen, Switzerland into a family of musicians. Surrounded by music from an early age, Marija began her piano studies when she was five years old with Emma Friedman, in the tradition of the Russian piano school. She then studied in the class of Oliver Schnyder and received further training in masterclasses with professors such as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Robert Levin amongst others. Marija graduated with a Soloist Diploma at the University of Lucerne in the class of Konstantin Lifschitz.
After winning several national and international first prizes, Marija was invited to play concerts in Europe, USA, Asia and Latin America.
She played with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (ISR), thr Kärnter Symphony Orchestra (AUT), the Orquestra Jazz Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paolo (BRA), the Tianjik Symphony Orchestra (CHN), the Hradec Kralove Pholharmony (CZE), the Cukurova State Symphony (TUR), thr Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra (AUT), and the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra (USA).
2013 she won the Swiss Prize by Migros Kultur Prozentstiftung and 2017 the Schenk Soloist Competition. After that she was invited to play with the argovia philharmonic (CH) and Marc Kissoczy. In June 2018 Marija played Tschaikovsky first piano concerto in the KKL Lucerne with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and James Gaffigan.
In Spring 2021 Marija recorded her Debut CD in co-operation with with Radio SRF 2 Kultur. The album is featuring works by Bartòk, Vaughan Williams and Yusupov and will be published by the label Prospero Classical in 2022.