During his six-year stay in Croatia, pianist Tomohiro Adachi was introduced to a remarkable woman named Dora Pejacevic.

Pejacevic was born into a Croatian noble family in 1885 and went on to become Croatia's first female composer. She died in 1923, but Adachi hopes that her music will live on in Japan. He will introduce her work when he performs at "The World of Dora Pejacevic" in Tokyo on July 31.

The 30-year-old Kyoto-born pianist had "no idea about Croatian music at first," but then he came across Pejacevic's "Rose," which inspired him to further study the history of music in Croatia.