Žibuoklė Martinaitytė is a new name in Fennica Gehrman’s composer roster. Born in Lithuania in 1973, she studied composition at the Lithuanian Music Academy and took part in various composition workshops and courses in Europe. At the moment she lives in New York.
Her music often revolves around the subject of beauty, which she calls both a guiding principle and an aesthetic measure for sonic quality. Her four orchestral works, Saudade, Millefleur, Horizons and Chiaroscuro Trilogy are all included in the new Ondine album hailed e.g. in the New York Times, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine. The Stereophile Magazine chose it as the Recording of April.