music database

The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
An extensive presentation of performers from other genres can be found in the SR-Archive for Austrian pop music:, women in electronical music:,

Full discographies by Austrian performers are listed under:

The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.

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© Elvira Garifzyanova

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Kulturkontakt Austria and the Federal Chancellory have created a large scale Artists-in-Residence programm that has been providing scholarships to foreign cultural workers since 2009. From January to March 2015, the Russian-Swiss composer ELVIRA GARIFZYANOVA was a guest in Vienna.


Elvira Garifzyanova was born into a Russian family of musicians and graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory (piano with Irina Dubinina, composition with Alexander Rudenko). Further studies have taken her to the Frankfurt Musikhochschule (Gerhard Müller-Hornbach), the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich (Isabel Mundry, Gerald Bennett), the Haute École de Musique Geneva (Michael Jarrell, Luis Naón, Éric Daubresse) and the IRCAM in Paris. In 2013 she attended master classes with Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Georg Friedrich Haas and Beat Furrer as part of the Impuls Academy in Graz. She has received numerous scholarships and awards for her work as a pianist, composer and in the electro-acoustic field.

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