Monta Tupčijenko is a composer, singer, pianist, and vocal coach. She was born in Latvia, where she also began her musical career. Her studies took her to Tallinn (Estonia), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Trondheim (Norway), and Essen (Germany), where she is currently studying jazz arrangement and composition at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Tupčijenko has written for various different ensembles and genres, from contemporary music for solo piano to big band, choral, and orchestral arrangements. With her chamber jazz quartet Lathyrus, she released a debut album, titled On the Brink of Light, in 2021.