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Born in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, composer, pianist and arranger Shuteen Erdenebaatar (*1998) brings a unique sound to the audience with her yearning melodies enriched with profound and expressive harmonies and rhythms.
Raised as a classical musician, she began her undergraduate studies in classical composition as she was only 16. Immediately after her successful graduation, she moved to Munich in 2018 to expand her horizons through a double master's degree in jazz piano and jazz composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts. During her studies she was a full scholarship holder of the DAAD (2018-2021) and Orlandus Lassus Foundation (2021-2022). At age of 23, she has successfully finished two master's degree and a post-graduate certificate studies (Meisterklasse) with outstanding achievement.
Shuteen Erdenebaatar is a laureate of the prestigious BMW Young Artist Jazz Award 2022, the 1st Prize and the audience award for the legendary Young Munich Jazz Award, the Music Scholarship of the City of Munich 2022, the Composition Prize at the Biberach Prize 2022 and the 1st Prize at the Kurt Maas Jazz Prize 2021, among others, where she was awarded with a scholarship at the world famous Berklee College of Music.
Her compositions have been played in the Munich Philharmonic Hall or in Studio 2 of the Bavarian National Radio. Furthermore, she has also been commissioned by Mongolia's most significant orchestras, such as the Bayan Mongol Big Band, the Mongolian State Philharmonic Orchestra or the Mongolian State Opera Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is working as a composer and pianist on her own projects such as the Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartet, the Lightville Duo, and as a conductor for her newly formed 20-piece, cross-genre Chamber Jazz Orchestra in Munich.
In 2023, she has signed a three-album agreement with the multi-Grammy award-winning New York label Motema Music, which includes all three of her current projects. The first album Rising Sun with her quartet will be released on September 15, 2023.
Accolades and Awards (since 2018)
2nd Prize, 7 Virtual Jazz Club Global Jazz Competition
1st Prize, South London Jazz Orchestra Composition Competition
1st Prize, Young Munich Jazz Award 2022
Audience Award, Young Munich Jazz Award 2022
Finalist for the Future Sounds Jazz Competition 2022
BMW Young Artist Jazz Award 2022
Scholarship Holder of the DMR programme
Music Scholarship 2022 of the City of Munich
Composition Prize, Jazz Award Biberach 2022
2nd Prize, Jazz Award Biberach 2022
Scholarship Holder of the Orlandus Lassus Foundation 2021-2022
Scholarship holder for the program of the Free State of Bavaria "Young Art and New Ways"
1st Prize, Kurt Mass Jazz Award 2021
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Full Scholarship Holder 2020-2021
Scholarship holder of the Young Master 2020 - “Heiner Janik Scholarship”
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Full Scholarship Holder 2018-2020