Ostap Manulyak (b. 1983) was born in Lviv. He studied composition at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Music Academy (composition: prof. Viktor Kaminsky, orchestration: prof. Myroslav Skoryk) and took part in many masterclasses of new music with such composers as Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia), Sergej Newski (Russia-Germany), Serhiy Pilyutikov (Ukraine), Boguslaw Schäffer (Poland), Yuval Shaked (Israel-Germany), Martin Smolka (Czech), Gerhard Stäbler (Germany), Trevor Weston (USA), Wojciech Widlak (Poland). From 2001-2004, he received the Stanislav Lyudkevych’s scholarship. In 2006, he won a “Gaude Polonia” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Treasure of the Polish Republic. He studied composition with prof. Zbigniew Bujarski at the Krakow Music Academy. Since 2007, he has been a member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine. In 2009, he received the LODA award from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2010, he received the Levko Revutsky’s award for his compositions “Music for Second Chapter of Gospel of Luke” and “Oremus fratres”. In 2011, he won a second “Gaude Polonia” scholarship and studied at the Studio of Electroacoustic Music at the Krakow Music Academy (tutor: prof. Marek Choloniewski). Ostap Manulyak is a co-founder of the Art Association NURT, the director of the festival of electroacoustic music VOX ELECTRONICA (Lviv) and the coordinator of the contemporary music ensemble “ConstantY”.