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Staravoitava Maruta

was born in Minsk, Belarus, and began learning flute and piano at the National Arts Academy there at the age of six. Afterwards she studied flute with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire National in Strasbourg and with Felix Renggli at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. She received awards at the 2007 Parnasse competition in Paris, the UFAM competition in Versailles, the E. Coca competition in Chișinău (Moldova), and the M.K. Aginski chamber music competition in Smorgon, Belarus. During her studies she was the recipient of scholarships from the Severino-Gazzelloni foundation in Florence and the Nicati–de Luze foundation in Lausanne.

She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestra at the music festivals in Lucerne, Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Davos Festival, Salzburg Biennale, Musica Festival in Strasbourg, Borealis Festival in Bergen, 2d2n in Odessa, and Culturescapes in Basel. She has worked in Europe and Asia with ensembles such as Contrechamps, Laboratorium, Selesih and Boswil under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Jonathan Nott and Beat Furrer. Since 2010 she works regularly with the Experimentalstudio des SWR and Ensemble Experimental. She has collaborated with composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Sofia Gubaidulina, Beat Furrer, Klaus Huber, Ivan Fedele and Bernhard Lang.