Voki Kostić

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Vojislav "Voki" Kostić (21 September 1931 – 29 September 2010) was one of the most prolific Serbian composers. He was particularly noted for his memorable film and TV pieces, including movies such as Nevinost bez zaštite, Ko to tamo peva, Balkanski špijun, Život je lep, and Tri karte za Holivud.

Kostić was born in Belgrade, to father Aleksandar and mother Smilja, both French-educated medical doctors and recipients of Legion d'honeur.[1] During World War II, his elder brother Vanja joined the Chetniks and died fighting the Partisans in 1942.

After the war, teenager Kostić was caught printing and distributing materials against the Yugoslav communist regime, which landed him in jail with a three-year sentence. He ended up serving two.[2]

He composed 93 pieces of classical music, as well as music for 107 feature and TV films, 310 theater shows and 20 TV series. He was a long-time secretary of Union of Serbian composers, and published 35 papers, essays and studies. He was also noted for his culinary abilities, and he published several cookbooks and hosted popular TV shows on cooking.[3]

Kostić was married to Vera, who had equally diverse interests: she is a journalist, ballet dancer and rally driver. They had no children. [1] He died in his native city of Belgrade, after a long illness.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Umro Vojislav Voki Kostić (in Serbian), Press, 2010-09-30 
  2. ^ Bio sam zaljubljen u boks kao u muziku (in Serbian), Politika, 2009-11-01 
  3. ^ a b Preminuo srpski kompozitor Vojislav Voki Kostić (in Serbian), 2010-09-29 

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