26.04.–05.05.2024 / Tartu
Marianna Liik

In 2017, Marianna Liik (b. 1992) graduated with a master’s in composition from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Helena Tulve and Margo Kõlar. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2014 under the tutelage of Malle Maltis and Margo Kõlar. In 2017-2018, she improved her skills in The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Koninklijk Conservatoire Antwerpen) as a student of Wim Henderickx. Marianna Liik has written music for orchestra, ensembles and choir as well as electroacoustic works. She has also created music for theatre and film. Her special interest is the sound world that is created by combining the acoustic and electronic means of expression. Liik’s music has been in the programme of many festivals in Estonia, as well as in the USA, Poland, Germany, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, China and elsewhere. Marianna Liik’s composition Mets (Forest) was awarded second prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in Prague in 2013 in the category of composers under 30 years. In November 2014, Marianna Liik won the Westdeutscher Rundfunk film music award at the competition SoundTrack_Cologne 11. In 2017, Liik was awarded the Roche Young Commissions prize from the Lucerne Festival Academy. The programme of the festival World Music Days arranged by The International Society of Contemporary Music has included her works in their programme twice: in 2018, Adapt to Prevailing Stream and Become Able to See Clearly and in 2024 Out of Breath for violin, cello and electronics. In 2022, Marianna Liik released her first album Januneb valgust (Thirsty for Light) and in 2023 she was awarded the Annual Music Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment. 


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