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Wen Liu

Wen is the founder and artistic director of Festival M.A.R.S. (Music & Arts ReSound), and has initiated 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 at University of California,San Diego.

She is the winner of Ö1 Talentebörse-Kompositionspreis Austria, Austrian Staatsstipendium, the Francisco Escudero International Composition Competition, 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 a media artist working with music, video, dance, projections, and other interdisciplinary forms. Her award-winning projects are built of collaborations with artists across genres and fields, such as dancers, musicians, visual artists, and many others. Her works have been featured at international festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, 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, and etc.

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.