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Marina is a pianist from Novi Sad (Serbia). She is an active performer in the field of classical, contemporary music, improvisation, and applied music. Her engagement with improvised music began in free improvisation in collaborations with musicians such as: Diatribes, Urs Leimgruber, Tomaž Grom, Joel Grip, Albert Markos, Szilard Mezei, Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla, John Dikeman, Vid Drašler, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, Andrej Fon, Isabelle Duthoit, Reka Kutas, Peter Ajtai, Jaka Berger, Robert Roža, Marko Karlovčec, Igor Čubrilović, Manja Ristić, Herman Muntzing, and many others.

Her performances were recorded and broadcasted by such public radio and television networks as: RTS Digital, Radio Belgrade 3, and Radio Novi Sad. She also has a long-standing collaboration with the Ujvideki Szinhaz Theatre in Novi Sad.She has performed in festivals all across Europe: the Novi Sad Jazz Festival, the International Festival of Actual Music Interzone, Swiss Music Days in Serbia, FonoBudaiZenehaz (Budapest), the Festival of non-aligned Comics Novo Doba [Eng. New Era], Confine Aperto, 4 State Session, and ImproCon. She is a regular performer in Improvised Music Concerts ImprovE (Belgrade) and Improstor (Novi Sad). She is a member of the quartet, septet, tentet, and the large ensemble of the composer and violist Szilard Mezei, with whom she has recorded and published music over the many years of collaboration. She is an active member of duos Jaka Berger/Marina Džukljev and ManjaRistić/Marina Džukljev, and trios Džukljev/Berger/Poderžaj and Mezei/Trilla/Džukljev.