Maya Loncar was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she started learning guitar with her father, Miroslav Loncar, at the age of six. She later began playing the violin at the age of 10. Surrounded by a community of musicians, her parents included, Maya continued to participate in numerous musical events, nationally and internationally including the Karlovac International Summer Guitar Festival in Croatia.
In 2007, Maya and her family moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, where she became a member of the Loudoun County Youth Guitar Orchestra, and the Potomac Falls High School Guitar Quartet. Through these ensembles she got to travel and perform as a soloist and in varying chamber ensembles in venues such as the Croatian Embassy, The National Institute of Health, and The John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Maya has been invited to perform three times at the Kennedy Center, twice as a guitarist, and once as a violinist. She was also a member of the Loudoun Youth Symphony where she was first chair, second violins, and later moved up to first violins. Later in her teenage years, Maya performed with her parents, Miroslav Loncar and Natasa Klasinc-Loncar, in the Loncar Trio, as well as in The NOVA Guitar Quartet, along with Adam Kossler. She is featured on CD recordings, including Aguado Guitar Concerts: Christmas Album, and A Fantastic Journey. In high school competitions, she won many top prizes, including First Prize at the Appalachian State Guitar Festival and Competition, Second Prize in the Beatty Music Scholarship Competition for Classical Guitar, and Second Prize at the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition.
Maya is currently enrolled at Shenandoah Conservatory where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in guitar performance under the tutelage of renowned performer and pedagogue, Julian Gray. She also was a violinist in the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (SCSO) and has taken private lessons with Akemi Takayama. As a freshman, Maya placed third at the Appalachian State Guitar Festival and Competition, then later returned her junior year and won first place. She has also performed with SCSO at the Music Center at Strathmore for the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis's Blues Symphony. Maya continues being actively involved in numerous performances and festivals as a soloist and chamber musician, and is currently performing as a founding member of Triple Tango.