Silvia Fômina is a composer, author and stage director specialized in polyphonic music, micro-tonality and micro rhythmics. From 1989 to 1991 she holds a scholarship of the DAAD, Germany and has been a particular student of the composer György Ligeti in Hamburg since then for 13 years. Fômina was awarded with the First Prize at the Vienna International Composition Competition (1991) and with the Prize of the Academy of Arts in Munich donated by the Ernst-von-Siemens Foundation of Switzerland for her research in instrumental micro-tonal composition (1993). She was selected by the 5th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music in Helsinki, organised by the Conseil International de la Musique, France (1994). Between 1994 and 2017 she has been Artist in Residence at several renommated institutions throughout the world.
Fômina produced several commission works, e.g. for the Berlin Biennale, WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne, Salzburg Festivals, SWR-Festivals, etc.