Ostap Manulyak – ukrainian composer, performer and organiser of different artistic initiatives. Ph.D, docent (assist. prof.) of composition department of the Lviv National Music Academy n.a. Mykola Lysenko.
Was born in Lviv 1983. Studied composition at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Music Academy (composition class of prof. Viktor Kaminsky) and also took part in many master-classes of new music leaded by such known composers as: Samuel Andreyev (Canada), Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Stefano Gervasoni (Italy), Serhiy Pilyutikov (Ukraine), Boguslaw Schäffer (Poland), Gerhard Stäbler (Germany) and others.
Twice was a fellow of Gaude Polonia Scholarship Program. In 2006 he studied composition at Krakow Music Academy (composition class of prof. Zbigniew Bujarski). In 2011 worked at Studio of Electroacoustic Music (SME) at Krakow Music Academy and studied electroacoustic music under the supervision of prof. Marek Choloniewski.
During 2018-19 academic year he was visiting researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) of Stanford University (California) as Fulbright fellow.
At 2009 received PhD in music (doctoral thesis about contemporary Ukrainian sacred music) and an award of LODA and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for musicological research. At 2010 recieved the Levko Revutsky’s award in composition for string orchestra work “Music for Second Chapter of Gospel of Luke” and electroacoustic composition “Oremus fratres”. At 2020 recieved Mykola Leontovych Award for choir compositions and at 2021 received Stanislav Lyudkevych Award for compositions created during 2018-2021.
Ostap Manulyak is a co-founder of Art Association NURT, director of the Festival of electroacoustic music VOX ELECTRONICA and Experimental Educational Studio of Electroacoustic Music (EESEM) of Lviv Music Academy and co-curator of the Festival of audiovisual art TETRAMATYKA.