Lylian Kaiv (Estonia)
Music Director & Chief Conductor - Tartu-Maarja Chamber Orchestra
Conductor - Mixed Choir of Tartu-Maarja Chorus
Conductor - orchestra“Eller Sümfoniett“ - Tartu Music College
2005 graduated as a conductor of a symphony orchestra from Estonian Academy of Music
(prof. Jüri Alperten).
2002 graduated as a Master of Music from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas
1998 graduated as a choir conductor from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas
From 2019 works as a music director and conductor of Tartu- Maarja Philharmonic
From 2018 works as a music director and conductor of the Mixed Choir of St. Mary`s Chuch in
Tartu (Tartu Maarja Kirikukoor).
From 2000 worked as a conductor of the symphony orchestra“Eller Sümfoniett“ in Tartu Music
College, form 2008 works also as a head of conducting department.
From 1996 – 2002 she worked as a conductor and manager of a symphony orchestra in Tallinn
Music High School.
2021 Finalist of the Erno Lanyi International Conducting competition.
2021 Finalist of the Only Stage International Conducting competition.
2021 Finalist of the First von Bulow Conducting competition.
Lilyan Kaiv won the competition held during the masterclass (2019) of Maestro Gabor
Hollerung in Budapest and got a concert with Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok in 2021.
She was among the finalists at the Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition
2013 and 2015 in Rousse, Bulgaria; and the Luigi Mancinelli Opera Conducting Competition
2014 in Orvieto, Italy.
2003 got the second prize from Jorma Panula International Competition for Conductors in
2002 won the international competition for conductors in Tallinn, Estonia
2000 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia
1997 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia
Lilyan has taken part of master classes of Gabor Hollerung, Vladimir Ponkin, Eri Klas, Neeme
Järvi, Neil Thomson, Jorma Panula, Paavo Järvi, Aleksander Dimitrjev and Roman Matsov.
Lilyan Kaiv has worked with several orchestras including Estonian National Symphony
Orchestra, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony
Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra and
Latvian State Choir „Latvija“.
In her work with orchestras, Lilyan has presented a wide range of vocal-symphonic
major works, symphonies, and instrumental concerts. Her repertoire is very diverse,
incorporating music from early classical right up to the 20yth century and also a large
selection of 20th-century Estonian music. Lilyan has now presented more than 80 major
works. The largest of those she has prepared and presented include Mozart`s Requiem,
Mozart`s opera Marriage of Figaro, Durufle`s Requiem, Berlioz` Symphony Fantastique,
Bacalov`s Misa Tango, Dvorak`s Symphony from the New World, Bernstein`s Chichester
Psalms, Poulenc`s Gloria, Charpentier`s Te Deum, Orff`s Carmina Burana and opera The
Moon, Bizet`s opera Carmen, Puccini`s opera La Boheme, and Tosca.