Maja Kralj from Slovenia is 21 and won Uppsala Young Talents 2019.
The motivation was: "For her lyrical playing, musical courage, flourishing phrasing, and ability to communicate emotions in music through a captivating breadth of timbres".
She has also won first prize at the Zagreb International Guitar Festival Competition 2017. Maja Kralj is currently studying at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She has also participated in master classes for guitarists such as Judicaël Perroy, Andrea De Vitis, Paolo Pegoraro, Alvaro Pierri and more.