Marina Khorkova studied composition at the National Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. After her academic work, she received fellowships from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, and the German Academic Exchange Service, to continue her research at the State Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, among them from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Lieselotte Klein Foundation Berlin, and the Arts Foundation of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 2011 she was awarded the DAAD’s Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, and the Ernst-Krenek Prize from Impuls 2011, in addition to a commission for a new work for Klangforum Wien.
Khorkova’s works have been performed worldwide, by such ensembles as the Klangforum Wien, Thürmchen Ensemble and Ensemble Handwerk (Cologne), camerata variabile Basel, Ensemble Ascolta (Stuttgart), Kairos Quartet and Ensemble LUX:NM (Berlin), the Vinca Quartet (USA), Lyris Quartet (Los Angeles), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Kiev), Trio Accanto (Freiburg), Archos Qaurtett (Poland), the Studio for New Music, the Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation, and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Moscow).
Her works have been premiered at numerous festivals, most recently the musikprotokoll series with Klangforum Wien at the Steirische Herbst Festival 2012 (Graz), but also the Wittener Tage fuer neue Kammermusik 2012, Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2014 (Staubach Honoraria Preis), Unerhörte Musik im BKA (Berlin), the tonArt-Festival (Esslingen), at the International Conference “Micronality. Praxis and Utopia” (Stuttgart), The New Music Triduum (Krakow), IN-BETWEEN Berlin St. Petersburg, the Multimediales Festival “Sinfonie der Bilder” (Stuttgart), a double portrait concert as part of the “frau musica (nova)” series presented by Deutschlandfunk (Cologne), the project “Musikalische Lyrik – Das Lied als Experiment” in cooperation with the Neuen Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, and the “Moscow Autumn” festival of new music. Her works have been broadcast by numerous national radio services, including WDR 3 and ORF.
Marina Khorkova has also given numerous lectures and demonstrations of her research and works, and has been invited as artist-in-residence to numerous institutions, among them at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, the Music Academy Basel, and the Academy of Music Krakow.
2013-Eckrnförde Künstlerhaus Otte
2014-Villa Sträuli Winterthur
2014-Villa Aurora Los Angeles
2015-Akademie Schloss Solitude
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