Marija Golubović was born in Belgrade in 1990. In 2008, she enrolled in the Piano Department of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she completed her bachelor’s (2012) and master’s studies (2013) in the class of prof. Dejan Sinadinović. She completed a specialisation in piano with the same professor in 2015 and a specialisation in chamber music with prof. DMA Jasna Tucović in 2016. During her education, she attended numerous master classes (with Arbo Valdma, Igor Lazko, Cinzia Bartoli, Maurizio Moretti and Tamara Stefanović). In the final year of her bachelor’s and master’s studies, she was a scholarship holder of „Dositeja“ – the Fund for Young Talents at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia.
She has won several prizes and awards from domestic festivals and competitions. Her performance at the 46th Mokranjac Days in Negotin (2011), when she played Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, was particularly noteworthy. She collaborated with the Symphony Orchestra of the Faculty of Music (Belgrade) as a soloist and member of the orchestra. She also performed with the Artistic Ensemble of the Ministry of Defense „Stanislav Binički“ and the Choir of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces. She is active as a soloist and chamber musician.
In 2016 she enrolled in doctoral studies at the History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. As a dissertation topic, she chose the study of Russian emigration’s contribution to Belgrade’s musical life between the two world wars. She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled „The role of Russian emigration in Belgrade’s musical life (1918–1941)“ on October 2021 under the mentorship of prof. Dr Alexey Timofeev.
She participated in conferences in the country and abroad (England, Poland, Cyprus, Croatia, Portugal, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands, Slovenia, and Latvia). She is the author of over twenty works published in Serbian, English and Russian in the country and abroad.
In February 2019, she started working at the Musicological Institute SASA as a junior researcher, and in July 2020, she obtained the title of a research assistant. Since April 2022, she holds the title of research associate.
In 2019, she was engaged in the project of the Institute of Musicology, Identities of Serbian music from local to global frameworks: traditions, changes, challenges (177004), financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia; in 2021–2022 on the two-year bilateral project of Serbia and Slovenia Music as a means of cultural diplomacy in small transition countries: the case of Slovenia and Serbia (project leaders: Dr Boštjan Udovič and Dr Vesna Peno). Since September 2022, she has been engaged in the project APPMES – Applied Musicology and Ethnomusicology in Serbia: Making a Difference in Contemporary Society (project leader Dr Ivana Medić), financed by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
She is a member of the Musicological Society of Serbia and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Also, she is an associate of The Board for the Protection of Serbian Musical Heritage of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.