Ostap Manulyak is a Ukrainian composer, performer, lecturer, curator, and initiator of art projects. PhD, associate professor of the composition department of the Lviv National Academy of Music named after M.V. Lysenko.

Born in Lviv in 1983. Studied as a composer at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Academy of Music (Viktor Kaminsky's composition class, Myroslav Skoryk's instrumentation class, Bohdana Frolyak's polyphony class). 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 was on residency at the Studio of Electroacoustic Music (SME) at Krakow Music Academy and studied electroacoustic music under the supervision of prof. Marek Choloniewski. He also took part in many master classes of new music led 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. During the 2018-19 academic year he was visiting researcher at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) of Stanford University (California) as a Fulbright fellow.

In 2009 received a Ph.D. in music (doctoral thesis about contemporary Ukrainian sacred music) and an award from LODA and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for musicological research. In 2010, he received the Levko Revutsky’s award for string orchestra work “Music for Second Chapter of Gospel of Luke” and electroacoustic composition “Oremus fratres”. In 2020 received the Mykola Leontovych Award for choir compositions and in 2021 received the Stanislav Lyudkevych Award for compositions created during 2018-2021.  The laureate of the Myroslav Skoryk International Composer Competition was awarded the Oana and Simon Camartin Special Prize (Switzerland) for the "Monologue/Dialogue/Polylogue" concerto for double bass and symphony orchestra (2023).

His works are characterized by an organic combination of the latest technologies of electroacoustic music and computer-assisted compositional techniques (spectral analysis and permutations of sound material) with well-established in the 20th century techniques of extensive use of the capabilities of acoustic instruments. Often the compositions become the basis for broader performative projects or are transformed into independent audiovisual works. He combines active compositional work with research and pedagogical activity Now he is mainly focused on the interrelationships between musical, artistic, and socio-political processes. He is also the author of lectures aimed at popularizing Ukrainian music worldwide.

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.