Dariya Maminova (*1988) is composer, pianist, singer, performer and painter. She comes from Saint-Petersburg, Russia and studies at the moment at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne with prof. Michael Beil. Dariya works in the fields experimental instrumental and electronic music, improvisation, musical theatre, pop-music. She is performer and composer at the MAMI NOVA project, co-founded with her sister Malika Maminova (percussion) in 2012 year.
A great interest is Vocal Music: list of works by Dariya includes pieces for choir, pieces for Ensemble and singing, a chamber opera, the songs. Furthermore, she is interested in the synthesis of experimental contemporary music with both genres of popular music and music of other cultures: since 2013 Dariya has been a participant in the interdisciplinary project "Framewalk" of the organization Kabawil in Düsseldorf, where she has worked as a composer and performer together with the artists from Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia. The idea of synthesis of various genres Dariya also implements in her own project "Dariya's Songs", where she performs her own songs.
Dariya Maminova studied piano and composition at the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory, composition both at the Detmold Academy of Music with Prof. Fabien Lévy and at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne with prof. Johannes Schöllhorn and prof. Brigitta Muntendorf.