Born in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, composer, pianist and conductor 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 at the age of 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. She has studied under Profs. Gregor Hübner and Christian Elsässer and has learned from Richie Beirach. At age of 23, she has successfully finished two masters degrees and a post-graduate certificate studies on top of it. 

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 and hosted the legendary Jazz Summer Weeks at the Unterfahrt Jazzclub.


She has already performed her own compositions 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 mainly 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. 

Awards and Prizes (since 2018)

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1st Prize, Young Munich Jazz Award 2022

Audience Award at the Young Munich Jazz Award 2022

BMW Young Artist Jazz Award

Scholarship Holder of the DMR programme

Music Scholarship 2022 of the City of Munich 

Composition Prize at the Jazz Award Biberach 2022

2nd Prize with the Lightville Duo at the 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 at the Kurt Mass Jazz Award 2021

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Full Scholarship Holder 2020-2021

Young Master 2020 - “Heiner Janik Scholarship”

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Full Scholarship Holder 2018-2020