Maja Milinkovic

Maja Milinkovic

 Lisbon, Lisbon, PRT
SoloWorldSinger/Songwriter

Fado singer with powerful and charismatic voice and apperance.

Biography

Maja Milinkovic was born in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on April 21, 1981, and graduated at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. She began singing at a very early age, plays the piano and guitar and works as singer, songwriter, composer and music arranger.Maja  became known to a wide public in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BaH) and other parts of South East Europe in 2003, as one of the finalists of the first OBN Music Talent Show, at that time the most popular television show in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its neighboring countries. Since then she was singled out by music experts and critics for her vocal abilities, her unique color of voice, energy and talent. She received strong sympathy by the public and nation-wide popularity gaining the status of a rock-pop star. She currently lives in Lisbon.

EDUCATION

 2005-2010   University of Sarajevo, Music Academy

MUSIC CAREER AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 2003 finalist at the first Bosnia and Herzegovina-wide OBN Music Talent Show

 2003  Debut at the Biha Festival receiving the following prizes for her first song

Zovem Te:   First Prize of the Experts Jury, First Prize for the interpretation, First Prize for the arrangement

 2004 Prestigious prize MpX from radio M in the category

Talent of the Year 2004

 2004 Music prize radio and television channels in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the category

Surprise of the Year 2004

 2004  Participation in the first Bosnia and Herzegovina Radio Television Festival with the song Genijalno receiving the First Prize of the Experts Jury,, 2005 At the Zenica Music Festival her song Genijalno is proclaimed Hit of the Year,, 2005  At the second BaH Radio and Television Festival her song Da hodamo u snureceives the   First Prize of the Experts Jury,, First Prize for the Interpretatio

2006 Oscar for Popularity in the category Pop-rock singer of the Year

 2007 Regional Zenica Festival declares her song Nije me strah as Hit of the Year,

 2009. Maja started to sing Portuguese Fado music

2012 Maja Recorded the first Fado in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The well known Fado Tudo isto fado which the great Amalia Rodrigues recorded in 1955.
During 2012, she had a dozen Fado concerts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among them a concert at the most known music festival Bascarsijske noi, (The nights of Bascarsija) in Sarajevo where she accomplished a huge success, and acceptance of Fado music from the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. And at the end of 2012, a glamorous concert performance at the Sarajevo Chamber Theater where tickets for the concert were sold out in one day. The entire concert at the Chamber Theater was accompanied and filmed by Television Sarajevo (TVSA), the most known television station in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was then broadcasted by TVSA as the New Year's Eve Concert on January 1, 2013, at 20:00 hours. Maja's captivating and clear voice and the heartfelt music of Fado - they seem to be made for each other. Her charismatic, powerful and strong emotional interpretation brings tears to the eyes of those who are listening to her singing.Currently she lives in Portugal.
Instrumentation: Guitarra portuguesa,guitarra acustica and the  voice.

 

Discography

1. Album (CD) "Zacarani krug" 2006 (Hayat production)
2.Single "Mito bekrijo" 2007
3. Single "Ako te ne budem imala" 2008.
4. Single "Kraj" 2009
5. Album (CD) "Ocekivanja" 2011 (Dnevni avaz)
6. Album CD &DVD "Fado i ja" live concert at Chamber theatre in Sarajevo 2012.

7. Single "Tudo isto e fado" 2012.

8. Single "Tago fados nos sentidos"