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Elizaveta Sanicheva was born September 9th, 1982 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She began her music studies at age 4. When she was 5, she began to write music. In 1987, she entered music school. In 1994 she became a winner of the Young Composers’ Regional Competition (Grand-Prix). That same year, she was awarded with the Chelyabinsk Region Governor Scholarship. In 1995, she participated in the Youth Composers’ Open Competition in Novosibirsk, Siberia, where she received second prize.

In 2000, E. Sanicheva earned a special diploma for the creative approach from the competition, “Learning Classic Arts”, in Voronezh, Russia. In 2001, she graduated from Music College in Chelyabinsk as a musicologist and was given a place at Moscow State Conservatory as a composer.

During her studies in the conservatory, E. Sanicheva took part in workshops of Klaas de Vries, Guy Rebel and G. Staebler. Her works were performed at the Moscow Conservatory during modern music concerts. She also studied harpsichord and organ and participated in many concerts and projects in the conservatory and different venues as a harpsichordist and organist. She also studied orchestral conducting. Her radiant gift of voice allowed her to take part in many contemporary music concerts and competitions, where she performed her own works as well as the works of other composers.

In the year 2004, she became a participant of world-wide project, “Prometheus”, which consisted of five young Russian composers who wrote music to R.G. Mohnnau’s famous poem, “Prometheus”, translated into five different European languages.

During her conservatory studies, E. Sanicheva also studied at jazz college in Moscow with the famous jazz pianist, Liev Kushnir.

In 2006, E. Sanicheva graduated from the State Moscow Conservatory as a composer (from Prof. R. Ledenev’s class) and, from 2006 to 2008, worked as a Musical Instruments Chair Assistant at the Moscow State Humanitarian University (named after M. Scholokhov), where she taught composition, arranging, and also taught her own jazz aesthetics course.

In 2007, she became a member of the Russian Composers’ Union. In the same year, as a classical pianist she was given a diploma from the world-wide “2nd International Modern Art and Education Competition”.

In the year 2008, she has been given the HSP Huygens Scholarship (Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Scholarship) and in the years 2008-2009 studied at Rotterdam Conservatory as a classical composer (with Klaas de Vries) and jazz pianist (with Kris Goessens), having obtained there her second Master Degree in composition.

Since 2011 Elizaveta is a member of the International Women in Music Network (UNESCO, European Music Council).


Elizaveta is an author of many chamber, symphonic, electronic and opera works, multimedia projects, music for movie, flash animation, dance and stage performances, instant compositions and live sets. Her works are performed in Russia, Korea, Netherlands, Austria and United States: her music was performed by such musicians as Henri Bok (Netherlands), Asko/Schoenberg ensemble (Netherlands), Studio for New Music (Russia), Moscow Ensemble for Contemporary Music (Russia), XX AGE Ensemble (Russia), Daegu Contemporary Music Orchestra (Korea), Jackson Symphony Orchestra (USA) etc; her compositions are part of such festivals as Moscow Autumn (Russia), Red Sound (Netherlands), Contemporary Music Daegu Festival (Korea), "Institute of Living Voice" (Belgium-the Netherlands), Operaflaat (the Netherlands), Grachtenfestival (the Netherlands), Art-Residention ZIL (Russia), Fifteen Minutes of Fame (NYC, USA). In the year 2007 a CD with her work “Rivers Inside” was released in Korea.

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