Malle Maltis (1977, Tallinn, Estonia) began her musical studies with playing recorder and oboe. In 1999 she went on to study composition at the Estonian Academy of Music with Professors Eino Tamberg and Toivo Tulev. In 2003, she studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht with Professor Henk Alkema. The years 2005-2006 she spent in Italy, studying music and new technology at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste. In 2007/2008 she followed the ECMCT course (European Course in Musical Composition with Technologies) at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Malle Maltis has written works for various chamber ensembles, chamber orchestra, music for solo instruments, number of electro-acoustic compositions and film music. Her works has been performed at several festivals in Estonia and around Europe – Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, Avantgarde-Tirol Festival, Festival SoundsNew in Canterbury etc.
Malle Maltis’s works have been recognized with several prizes: in 2004, her work Res for piano, percussion and tape won the 1st prize at the International Electroacoustic Music Competition Musica Nova in Prague. In 2005 and 2007, she was awarded the composer’s prize at Estonian Music Days Festival. In 2010, her piece Chameleon chant for violin and live-electronics was the winner of the 3rd ECPNM contest for live-eletronic music works.
In current time, besides composing Malle Maltis teaches composition and electronic music at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. From 2013, she serves as a music director of Estonian Drama Theatre.