"I do not think that my music means anything to anyone else – I simply enjoy the process of composition."
Marina Gribinčika was born on August 9th, 1966, in a village in the Volinia region in the Ukraine. She completed the Jāzeps Mediņš College of Music in the composition department (1986) and the Latvian Academy of Music, gaining her bachelor’s degree (1992) and master’s degree (2004) in composition. From 1990 to 1998, she participated in young composers’ seminars in the Art House in Ivanov, Russia. From 1995 to 1997, she trained in composition with Sergei Berinski in Moscow. She was a teacher of composition and theory at the Pāvuls Jurjāns Children’s Music School in Riga (1989–1992), solfeggio and piano teacher in the creative organisation VAKS, the Riga Musical Theatre Actors’ School (1993–1995), a composer at the Riga Musical Theatre (1995–1998), teacher of solfeggio at the Riga 4th Music School (1999–2000). As of 2000, she works as a solfeggio and composition teacher at the Emils Dārziņš College of Music. The composer was awarded the Russian (1995–1996) and Moscow Composers’ Union scholarship (1996–1997). As of 1994, M. Gribinčika is a member of the Russian Composers’ Union, as of 1996, a member of the Latvian Composers’ Union. The composer’s music frequently is performed at concerts and festivals.
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