“A voice of soaring beauty.”
“Maja’s piano playing has touched me. She is so expressive, holding notes in fearless witness to subtle emotions.” – Anohni
At 20 Maja played in some of the top hotels in Hong Kong including the Marriott, and was employed as pianist/entertainer on a Yangtse River cruise ship in China. Since then she has performed in the USA, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, China, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Russia.
She is a highly versatile pianist and singer, and can play any style of music from pop chart and rock to jazz and classical. She can sing in many languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Irish.
Maja performed for numerous functions and parties at the Lord Mayor’s House in Dublin. She has played in many 4-star hotels including the Radisson, the Clybaun, and the G Hotel in Galway. Recent corporate engagements in Ireland include jazz gigs for Google Dublin.
She has appeared on BBC TV, Hong Kong Radio and Television, and Italian TV. Her compositions have been played in Ireland on Lyric FM radio and she has recently received commissions for film scores.
Maja has years of experience performing at weddings, not only during the church service but also for the drinks reception, and has performed with the well known wedding agency The Bentley Boys.
I am a professional vocalist from Galway and travel nationwide, I sing a large variety of music for couples for their wedding day. For this reason I need an exceptional pianist to accompany me. Maja Elliot is such a pianist. Her ability to sight read and accompany without sheet music makes her extremely versatile. Her knowledge and ability is far superior to many other piano players in Ireland and no style of music seems to be a challenge for her. Her fine touch and warmth makes her a sensitive and beautiful musician. Even being a sensitive musician she is a true professional and can handle any stressful situation and perform perfectly, ‘The show must go on’ and Maja does this with style and excellence. A loyal musician, reliable, solid and beautiful performer I can fully vouch for Maja as being one of Ireland’s top Piano players and an asset to any ensemble or occasion. – Sinead Nic Gabhann, Wedding Singer of the year 2014 (Mrs2be.ie), 2015 (Weddingsonline.ie)
Maja has been performing since the age of 12, when she gained her grade 8 piano distinction. As well as both classical and jazz piano she has studied singing, obtaining grade 8 distinction at 16.
She gained a scholarship to the renowned London college, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied singing, piano and composition. Further studies included classical singing lessons in Hungary with Budapest Opera House soloist Bela Silagyi. More recently she gained her Grade 8 violin distinction and Senior Certificate.