Marija Špengler Marković, DMA
Maria Špengler-Marković graduated from the Faculty of Music, Belgrade, as the best student in generation and subsequently received the master’s degree, in the class of prof. Dejan Mihajlović. She was awarded a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, to study with Prof David Takeno, where she received master’s degree, with distinction and Concert Recital Diploma. She performed regularly with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra as a soloist.
She was a prize winner at international violin competitions (first prize at Michelangelo Abbado Competition, Italy, 1995; Jeunesses Musicales, Belgrade, 1996).
As a soloist Marija performed with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Faculty of Music, Franz Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra from Budapest, St. George Strings and Belgrade Strings “Dušan Skovran”. As a co-leader of Australian Chamber Orchestra she gave numerous concerts throughout Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Europe performing with artists such as A. Hewitt, P. Kuusisto, L. Markiz, G. Nikolic, E. Wallfisch, J. Rachlin, E. Pahud and many others.
She gave numerous premiere performances in Serbia and abroad. Notable are Philip Glass’ Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Center Sava, SO RTS, conducted by David Porcelijn) and Zoran Erić’s “Six Scenes and Comments” for Three Violins and Orchestra (St. George Strings, and subsequently with Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra-tour of Sweden conducted by D. Wilson).
As a guest concertmaster Marija Špengler-Marković performed with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia, St. George Strings (concertmaster since 1994). She performed with MusikFabrik, Cologne and Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt, performing at festivals in Lucerne, Darmstadt, Vienna and Brussels.
Marija Špengler recorded for BBC Television, Radio BBC 3, as well as compact disks (Channel Classics, WDR, BBC, PGP RTS).
Marija Špengler was teaching in courses in England, Spain and Serbia, and is a violin professor at the Faculty of Music, since 2004