Merima Kljuco (accordeon) studied at the Music School in Sarajevo. She continued her studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Miny Dekkers, and at the University of Arts in Bremen (Hochschule für die Kunste Bremen), where she studied with Margit Kern achieving cum laude. She has worked internationally with many renowned ensembles, among others MusikFabrik, Gelberklang and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. As a soloist she has performed with several orchestras, such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symphonia, Philharmonische Orchester Bremen and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest.
Next to contemporary music, Kljuco has broad experience as a performer in different world music ensembles. With her trio Rovame, she won first prize in the Kijkduin Gypsy Music Festival 2001 for the best interpreter. With the singer Shura Lipovsky she has participated in projects with different musicians and organizations, among others with Musicians Without Borders (MwB), international organization of which she is an active member of the Committee of Recommendation.
Merima’s involvement with folk music is an enriching musical experience that brings a new dimension of interest to her work.
The love of this music, and the music of Bosnia in particular, is something she seeks to share with audiences everywhere. And her success in doing so, while bringing folk and contemporary music together, is evident with every performance.