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Wen Liu

Wen Liu is the founder and artistic director of the contemporary music and art Festival M.A.R.S.(Music & Arts ReSound), and has initiated the Music+Art+Science+Technology collective Studio M.A.R.S. 

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Music Composition from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, and pursued a Phd in music composition at University of California, San Diego,

 

She is the winner of Ö1 Talentebörse-Kompositionspreis Austria, Austria Federal Staatsstipendium, City of Vienna Musikstipendium, Fellowship of European Music Accelerator, the Francisco Escudero International Composition Competition (Spain), the International Composer’s Competition New Note Croatia. And awarded the Förderungspreis for Music from the City of Vienna, and the Theodor Körner Prize under the patronage of the Austrian President Dr.Heinz Fischer.

 

Wen is also a multimedia artist working with music, video, dance, live interactive projections, and AR/VR/MR. Her award-winning projects are built of collaborations with artists across genres and fields, such as dancers, visual artists, and technology engineers. Her works have been featured at international festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, Ars Electronica Festival,Athens Digital Arts Festival, Wien Modern, Expo Shanghai, ManiFeste IRCAM, Steirische Herbst ,ZeitRäume Basel:Bienalle für Musik und Architektur, Crossings for contemporary music and dance Johannesburg, Biennale Taschenopernfestival Salzburg, Festival Mixtur Barcelona, Stockholm Fringe Fest. 

Wen has been invited for artist-in-residence in Johannesburg(South Africa); in Singapore; and at festival d'Aix en Provence, and as mentor of SEWEM European Women Music 2022/2023.

 

Commissions and performances from various ensembles and orchestras include those by Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble(ICE), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Recherche, Surplus Ensemble, Ensemble Garage, Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik, Phace Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil, China Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, KRKA Wind Orchestra,Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra and etc.