Born in Minsk, flautist Maruta Staravoitava currently resides in Geneva. Her musical tastes range from Baroque to contemporary music, where she particularly enjoys working with living composers. She is a proud member of the Syntax ensemble, Castel Camerata, Kommas ensemble and the EXPERIMENTAL Ensemble, and performs in ensembles such as Contrechamps in Geneva, Ensemble Contempoarte in Florence, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Ensemble Garage in Cologne, and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome. She has collaborated with conductors such as P. Boulez, A. Pappano, B. Furrer and J. Nott.
Maruta performs as a soloist and chamber musician in festivals such as Wien Modern, Warsaw Autumn, Lucerne Festival, Davos Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Borealis Festival, Tage der Neue Musik Graz, Salzburg Biennale.
An active teacher, Maruta has delivered masterclasses at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts (Minsk), the University of the Philippines College of Music, the Center for the Electroacoustic Music at Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the School for Music and Fine Arts in Paraná (Brazil).
Maruta began studying flute and piano at the National Arts Academy at seven with Svetlana Sitnikova. At seventeen, she won an academic place at the Conservatoire Nationale in Strasbourg (France) with Mario Caroli, earning an Advanced Diploma and the interregional prize with Honours. She then continued her studies with Felix Renggli at Hochschule für Musik in Basel. Her profound interest in diverse forms of musical expression led Maruta to the Bern University of the Arts, where she completed her Masters in Music Theatre under Françoise Rivalland.
During her studies, Maruta was a bursary recipient of the Fondation Nicati de Luze in Lausanne. She was awarded by the Foundation Severino Gazzelloni (Florence), she won the first prize of the UFAM competition (Versailles), the third prize at the Parnasse competition (Paris) and the second prize at the Eugen Coca competition (Chisinau).