Liisa Hirsch

photo by: Marije van den Berg

Liisa Hirsch studied in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Hirsch’s music is focused on sound and research-oriented approach towards composition. Microtonal reflection can also be observed in her work.
George Grella, New York Classical review: “Hirsch’s music is enveloping and out of time, like the microtonal music of Giacinto Scelsi, but with a different aesthetic and philosophy—she’s spinning out material and setting up a system for organizing it on the fly. The concentrated quiet and listening this demands from the musicians spreads to the audience, there’s a communal experience of witnessing something grow and disappear.”
Hirsch has composed music also for film and dance performances.
In 2016 Hirsch’s composition “Mechanics of Flying” for orchestra received an European Composer Award at the festival Young Euro Classics in Berlin.
2015, Hirsch’s composition “Ascending…Descending” for solo violin and string orchestra, was given a recommendation (5th) in the International Rostrum of Composers.
She has worked together with S.E.M. Ensemble (New York), Figura Ensemble (Denmark), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Nordic Affect (Iceland), Elblag Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir among others. Her music has been performed at MATA Festival, Gaudeamus Muziek Week, ISCM World Music Days, Young Euro Classics, OstravaDays, Estonian Music Days, Afekt Festival, International Arts Festival in St. Petersburg, Soochi Choir Olympics and Internationale Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn.

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