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Serbian composer Ljubica Marić was born in Kragujevac on 18 March 1909. She was the first Serbian musician to obtain a diploma in composition, she studied with Josef Suk in Prague, had her music promoted by Hermann Scherchen and was offered an associate professorship at Prague State Conservatory's department for quartertone music.
When World War II interrupted her international career, she spent most of her life in Belgrade, composing, but became noticed internationally again towards the end of her life, particularly in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and Chandos Records produced a CD of her compositions.
Ljubica Marić died in Belgrade on 17 September 2003, aged ninety-four.