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Lilyan Kaiv (1974)

2005 graduated as a conductor of a symphony orchestra from the Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Jüri Alperten).

2002 graduated as a Master of Music from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas Kapten).

1998 graduated as a choir conductor from the Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas Kapten).

Since 2019 works as a music director and conductor of Tartu Maarja Chamber Orchestra. Since 2018 works as a music director and conductor of the Mixt Choir of St. Mary`s Chuch and in Tartu.

From 2000 works as a conductor of the symphony orchestra“Eller Sümfoniett“ in Tartu Music College, from 2008 works also as a head of the conducting department.

From 1996 – 2002 worked as a conductor and manager of the symphony orchestra in Tallinn Music High School.

 2019  she won the competition held during the masterclass of Maestro Gabor Hollerung in Budapest and got a concert with Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok in 2021.

She was among the finalists at the Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition 2013 and 2015 in Rousse, Bulgaria; and the Luigi Mancinelli Opera Conducting Competition 2014 in Orvieto, Italy.

2003 got the second prize from Jorma Panula International Competition for Conductors in Vasa, Finland

2002 won the international competition for conductors in Tallinn, Estonia.

2000 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia

1997 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia

Lilyan has taken part in master classes of Gabor Hollerung, Vladimir Ponkin, Eri Klas, Neeme Järvi, Neil Thomson, Jorma Panula, Paavo Järvi, Aleksander Dimitrjev, and Roman Matsov. Lilyan Kaiv has worked with several orchestras including Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra, and Latvian State Choir „Latvija“.

In her work with orchestras, Lilyan has presented a wide range of vocal-symphonic major works, symphonies, and instrumental concerts. Her repertoire is very diverse, incorporating music from early classical right up to the 20th century and also a large selection of 20th-century Estonian music. Lilyan has now presented more than 80 major works.

The largest of those she has prepared and presented include Mozart`s Requiem, Mozart`s opera Marriage of Figaro, Durufle`s Requiem, Berlioz` Symphony Fantastique, Bacalov`s Misa Tango, Dvorak`s Symphony from the New World, Bernstein`s Chichester Psalms, Poulenc`s Gloria, Charpentier`s Te Deum, Orff`s Carmina Burana and opera The Moon, Bizet`s opera Carmen, Puccini`s opera La Boheme, and Tosca.