Marija Esih was born in 1984 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from the Zagreb University, Academy of Music in the class of Professor Vesna Košir. She has won several first and second prizes at state competitions in Croatia. In the course of her studies, she was a member of several international orchestras - YMISO (Young Musicians’ International Symphony Orchestra), Young Danube Philharmonic and Mediterranean Youth Orchestra.
She works as a flute teacher in Music School Dugo Selo and she is a member of Zagreb Flute Ensemble.
She started composing as a hobby, in summer 2020. Her piece Spring Sonatina has won Second Prize at the USA Music Composition International Competition (June 2021).