Biography

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Maja Osojnik completed with distinction her master studies in recorder, graduated in pedagogic sciences at the University of Music in Vienna and further studied singing at the Conservatory Vienna Private University in Vienna.
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Scholarships:
Amherst international scholarship for the summer master-course Boston/ZDA (2000)
scholarship of cultural ministery of Slovenia (1995 – 2000)
scholarship of ministery for education in Austria (2001)
austrian state-scholarship for the composition (2009)
scholarship of DAR for Artist in Residency in Lithuania (2014)
SKE annual award (2014)
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sincere thanks are given to SKE-FONDS, BKA and MUSIC DEPARTMENT of city Vienna for their regular financial support of my compositions

records by broken.heart.collector, maja osojnik band “black waters” and my first solo record “let them grow” are gratefully supported by öst.musik.fonds
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Awards:
Gradus ad parnassum Austria3. Prize in category "recorder solo" and Raiffeisen Bank Prize for the Composition "Ancor 2000" (2000)
International Young Artist´s Presentation – Early Music 2004 (IYAP – EM 2004): Antwerp/Belgium:
1.Prize Ensemble MIKADO (2004)
Jazz Fest Wien Award (2005)
SKE Publicity Prize with Low Frequency Orchestra (2007)
Bank Austria / Jeunesse Artist of the Year (2009)
Mia Award in Category Art&Culture (2010)
Stella 13: prize for outstanding children production with makemake theater group – Das Kind der Seehundfrau (2013)
Förderpreis Stadt Wien / Award for Composition City of Vienna (2014)
Prize for the best Film Music with Matija Schellander (Film Einer von Uns – One of us / Director: Stephan Richter) at the 27. Film Festival “Kinofest Lünen” Germany (2016)

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During the last years she focuses more and more on her own compositions, songwriting, electronics. She composed music for theater, dance, animation movies, film, silent film and different ensembles. Some of her works are „Songs from Mortagapenija“ (2008), „vor.über.nach“ (2008), „Doorways“ (2008), „a part of me is made of glas“ (2009), „čira čara“ (2010), „Pas de deux“ (2011), „The Radiance of Exhaustion“ (2012), “Wir Werden” together with Rdeča Raketa (2012), „Anbetracht & Dessen“ (2013), “(DIE) Wende” (2014), “ESCAPES – raumklang variationen” (2015), Filmmusic “Einer von uns/ One of us” together with Matija Schellander (2015), Installation “The Point of no return” (2015) (more: go to compositions)
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She has recorded many CDs and is giving concerts in renowned festivals and clubs all over Europe as a co-founder of different Formations, among them Rdeča Raketa, broken.heart.collector, Maja Osojnik Band, frufru, Ensemble MIKADO, Low Frequency Orchestra, Subshrubs.
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working with  index
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Latest Recording References:
NEW! DBL LP & CD “LET THEM GROW”, Maja Osojnik, Labels Rock is Hell & Unrecords, 2016
– Vinyl Postcard L’Image de la Solitude n’pas nette, Label Early Morning Melody, 2013
– LP “Wir Werden” rdeča raketa, Label God Records, 2013
– LP & CD broken.heart.collector, Labels Rock is Hell Records & Interstellar Records & Discorporate Records, 2011
– CD & Book “Črne Vode/Schwarze Wasser/Black Waters”, Maja Osojnik Band, Label Viennese Soulfood Records, 2010
– Cassette “Old girl, old boy”, Rdeča Raketa, Label Mosz, 2010
– CD “Mole”, Low Frequency Orchestra & Wolfgang Mitterer, Label Chmafu Nocords, 2010
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Artist Residencies:
Lithuania – DAR Residency
Austria – Hotel Pupik
Slovenia – Radio Cona
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Some Festival References:
Austria / Musikprotokoll Graz, Kontraste Krems, Wiener Konzerthaus, Festival Glattundverkehrt, Music Unlimited Wels, Reheat Festival Kleylehof, Ottensheim Open Air, Elevate Festival Graz, Interpenetration Festival Graz, Hörgerede Festival Graz, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Festival Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Festival Wien Modern, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Festival Trigonale, Carintischer Sommer, Komponistenforum Mittersill, Lentos Museum Linz, Hörfest Graz, Festival KirchenTonArt Krems, Jazz Fest Wien, Wiener Hörgänge im Konzerthaus, Porgy&Bess Vienna, Viennese Soulfood Festival, Popfest Vienna, Neue Musik in St.Ruprecht Wien, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Donau Insel Fest, Echoraum, Rhiz, V:NM – Festival, Donaufestwochen im Strudengau, Balkan Fever Festival Wien, Hotel Pupik Schrattenberg, Imago Dei Krems, Liquid Music Judenburg, Hofheimer Tage Radstadt, E-may Festival, Viennale, Crossing Europe FIlmfestival Linz, Klangfestival Gallneukirchen, World Music Days ISCM 14, MUKU ARTACTS St.Johann, Interlab Festival Salzburg, Germany / TFF Rudolstadt Festival Germany, Fusion Festival Lärz, NK Projekt Berlin, Quiet Cue Berlin, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, MDR Sommer, Misty Mountain Festival, Cucuma Festival, Halle 6 München Slovenia / Druga Godba Ljubljana, Festival Carniola Kranj, 48.Jazzfestival Ljubljana, Early Music Festival Brezice, Early Music Festival Radovljica, World Music Days ISCM 03, Festival Lent, Festival Sajeta, Mesto žensk/City of Women, Confine Aperto Ljubljana, Radio Cona Ljubljana, Kinoteka Ljubljana, Kamfest Kamnik, Switzerland / Festival Alpentöne, Festival Kilbi, Gwenstival, Beeflat Bern, Moods Zürich, Italy/ Festival Antiqua Bolzano, O’Artoteca Milano, Clandestino Faenza, Gwen Festival Chiasso, Neon Mondaino, Arboreto, Rimini  Netherlands / Oude Muziek, Festival Aqua Musica Amsterdam, Norway / Numusic Festival Stavanger, Podium Oslo, Croatia / Baroque Music Festival Varazdin, Izlog suvremenog zvuka Zagreb, Days of contemporary Music Split, Denmark / Copenhagen VerdensKulturCentret, Belgium / Festival Musica Antwerpen, Festival  van Vlaandern Antwerpen, Poland / Avant Art Festival, Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Great Britain / Balkan Fever Festival London, Café OTO London, Servant Jazz Quarters London, France / Festival Transeuropéennes Rouen, Korea / Dotolimpics Seoul, USA / New York Cultural Forum, C5, Local 269, Moving Sound Festival 2016, Serbia / Interzone Festival Novi Sad, RingRing Festival Belgrade, Nitrofilm Festival,  Macedonia / Makedox Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania / Iš Arti Kaunas, Rumania / Săptămâna Sunetului Bucharest  … and others…
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played, performed or worked with (alphabetical): Audrey Chen, Angélica Castellò, B-Five, John Barker, Christina Bauer, Kurt Bauer, Blasskapelle St.Johann, Martin Brandlmayr, Bernhard Breuer, Michael Bruckner, Bulbul, Anthea Caddy, MV Carbon, Maria Chavez, Cluster Ensemble, Anat Ben David, Dieb13, Guy Dale, Theresa Dlouhy, Ensemble Dos à Dos, Niki Dolp, Ines Doujak, Natascha Gangl, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Kaja Draksler, Martin Eberle, Raumschiff Engelmayr, Katharina Ernst, Elisabeth Flunger, Andrej Fon, Petra Fornayova, Anna Friz, Frzt, Susanna Gartmayer, Gunnar Geisse, Golden Girls Productions, Anja Golob, Michaela Grill, Thomas Grill, Tomaž Grom, Mathias Guerra, Anna Clare Hauf, Vera Hagemann, Agnes Heginger, Heifetz, Hannan Ishay, Philipp Jagschitz, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Arvydas Kazlauskas, Ana Kravanja, Lukas Kranzelbinder, Irene Kepl, DD Kern, Katharina Klement,  Mathias Koch, Lukas König, Samo Kutin, Lina Lapelytè, Pak Yan Lau, Klemens Lendl, Robert Lepenik, Daniel Lercher, Thomas List, Bernhard Loibner, Matthias Loibner, Katharina Lugmayr, Make Make Productions, Enrico Malatesta, Manu Mayr, Nataša Mirković, Wolfgang Mitterer, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Herwig Neugebauer, Noid, Josef Novotny, Oma International, Opcion, Vita Osojnik, Ottaven, Ensemble Phace, Auksè Petrulienè, Jelena Popržan, Michael Prowaznik, Ensemble Quadriga, Roland Ratthmair, Christian Reiner, Alred Reiter, Eva Reiter, Mona Matbou-Riahi, Stephan Richter, Daniel Riegler, Billy Roisz, Malin Rosenqvist, Sainct Laurens, Bernd Satzinger, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Matija Schellander, Schnittpunktvokal, Ingrid Schmolliner, Udo Schindler, Martin Siewert, Snim, Uli Soyka, Lisa Spalt, Burkhard Stangl, Karl Stirner, Die Strottern, Irena Tomažin, Toxic Dreams, Bernd Thurner, Anja Utler, Mario Vega, Petr Vrba, Joe Zawinul, Jörg Zemmler, Martin Zrost, Heimo Wallner, Clemens Wenger, Tamara Wilhelm, Heimo Wallner, Karl Wratschko, Patrick Wurzwallner,

some of the BANDS
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR
RDEČA RAKETA
MAJA OSOJNIK BAND
SUBSHRUBS
LOW FREQUENCY ORCHESTRA
WATSCHEN INSTITUT
PLENUM
FRU FRU
ENSEMBLE MIKADO