Discipline: Music Composition

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: 2009, 2011

Named a “textural magician” by WQXR, New York composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, a native of Lithuania, has a growing reputation for her innovative chamber and orchestral music. Favoring unconventional blends of instrumental timbres and expressive virtuosity, she synthesizes it with intuitivism and existential pathos, sliding the listener down the very blades of emotions.

Her music has been performed throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia. One of her orchestral pieces “A Thousand Doors To The World,” commissioned by Lithuanian Radio on the occasion of “Vilnius – Culture Capital of Europe 2009,” was broadcast by Euroradio – one of the “largest virtual concerts halls” with 4 million listeners.

Martinaitytė was awarded a number of fellowships for creative residencies at The MacDowell Colony (2009, 2011), Aaron Copland house (2010), Millay Colony for Artists (2012), and Wildacres Retreat (2014).



Žibuoklė Martinaitytė worked in the Watson studio.

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