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Kirsten Milenko

Kirsten Milenko

Biography

Kirsten Milenko (b. 1993) is an Australian composer / conductor based in Paris and Copenhagen. Her work spans acoustic and electroacoustic settings of an immersive and beautifully strange nature. Working closely with movement, her music embodies a constant synergy between sound and motion to capture perceptions of environmental space and human form.

Milenko has received the Roche Young Commission 2021, awarded by Wolfgang Rihm, Artistic Director of Lucerne Festival, Switzerland. In March 2020, her opera & dance-theatre work ‘Dalloway’ premiered at Pulsar Festival. She has recently been shortlisted for the composition of a new opera at the Mannheim National Theatre, Germany.

She studied composition at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under Niels Rosing-Schow, Simon Løffler, and Jeppe Just Christensen, graduating from the Master’s programme in 2020. During her Bachelor’s degree, she was awarded the 2016 Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize for excellence in composition by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she studied under Liza Lim, Natasha Anderson, Ursula Caporali and Rosalind Page. Currently, she is studying a CAS in contemporary repertoire conducting with Arturo Tamayo at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.

Milenko is represented with the Australian Music Centre where a selection of scores are published. She is currently an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • Australia/NZ
  • Other Countries

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Orchestrator
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Other

My Primary Instrument

  • Conductor

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Conductor

Software

  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • Other

Pronouns

  • She/Her