Stefan Lienenkämper, born in 1963 in Meinerzhagen, studied philosophy and later, at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht with Henk Alkema, composition. In his music he examines the conditions of modern subjectivity in the tension between facticity and ideality. He has worked with Garth Knox, Christiane Edinger, Björn Lehmann, Irene Kurka, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Hezarfen Ensemble Istanbul, the Sonar Quartet, the SonicArt Saxophone Quartet, and the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra. His work has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1st prize at the composition competition of the Spanish National Orchestra Auditorio Nacional de Música 2010 and 1st prize at the Gustav Mahler Composition Competition of the city of Klagenfurt in 2003 and 2009.
Stefan Lienenkämper was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from May to July 2016 and from January to February 2018.