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photo credits Aude Vanlathem (2022)


Kaja's approach to music performance is characterized by inspiring energy, but also by a clearly defined extramusical dramaturgical concept, carefully thought through. She dedicates equal attention to the visual elements as well as elements of the scene, and her performances are filled by a powerful artistic personality, both in the classical music performances and in the most challenging pieces of contemporary music literature. She is an active musician in classical, contemporary, improvisation and music-theatre scene, as well as the author of individual works and projects. Her musical life is marked by numerous guest performances in Europe and worldwide. She uses percussion instruments to express herself, and she thinks there are no limits to what an instrument can be or what sounds are considered music. The only question is what to do with a particular sound at a particular moment. Kaja believes that percussion music at its best reveals and amplifies something fundamental about the composers and performers who engage in it. Since 2017 Kaja is marimba one™ Discovery Artist. During 2023 Kaja has been awarded with artistic grant by Flemish government. 

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Born in Croatia, based in Belgium - percussionist who is active as a soloist but also collaborates with chamber ensembles, orchestras, artists from different fields such as dance, theatre, and visual arts.
As a player dedicated to performing contemporary music as well as an improviser, her life is marked strongly through work with composers and being involved in creations on a regular basis. 

Interdisciplinary Work

Creations and Collaborations

photo credits Aude Vanlathem

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