Short biography

© Anna Arkushyna
© Anna Arkushyna

Anna Arkushyna


June, July, August 2024

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Anna Arkushyna, born in 1989 in Lutsk, Ukraine, is a composer. She writes solo and chamber music works using electronics, experimenting with non-standard instruments, while also musically employing uncommon objects.

In 2014, she graduated in composition from the National Academy of Music of Ukraine in Kiev with Yevhen Stankovytsh and Alla Zagaikevych. She then studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz with Beat Furrer and Franck Bedrossian.

Her music is widely performed during many festivals. In Ukraine (Gogolfest 2015, Course 2012), in Germany (Randspiele 2016, Klangwerkstatt 2011, Heroines of Sound 2022), in Austria (Concert Talk 2022, Impuls 2021, Acousmonium Project 2019), in France (Manifeste 2021, Radio France 2022) and the Netherlands (Gaudeamus 2022).

Anna Arkushyna is a finalist of the "Ö1-Talentebörse Kompositionspreis" (2020, 2022) in Austria. In 2021 she was honoured with the "Music Promotion Prize of the City of Graz", in 2022 with the "Start-Scholarship" for Music and Performing Arts. In 2022/2023 she took part in the Cursus programme for composition and computer music at IRCAM in Paris.
In 2022 and 2024 she received the State Scholarship for Composition from the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport Austria.