Lilyan Kaiv (1974)2005 graduated as a conductor of symphony orchestra from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Jüri Alperten).
2002 graduated as a Master of Music from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas Kapten).
1998 graduated as a choir conductor from Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Toomas Kapten).
From 2000 worked as a conductor of symphony orchestra“Eller Sümfoniett“ in Tartu Music High School, form 2008 worked also as a head of conducting department.
From 2008 worked as a music director and conductor of Estonian Musicteachers Symphony orchestra
From 1996 – 2002 worked as a conductor and manager of symphony orchestra in Tallinn Music High School.
Lilyan Kaiv was among the finalists at the Blue Danube International opera Conducting Competition 2013 and 2015 in Rousse, Bulgaria; and the Luigi Mancinelli Opera Conducting Competition 2014 in Orvieto, Italy.
2003 got the second prize from Jorma Panula International Competition for Conductors in Vasa, Finland
2002 won the international competition for conductors in Tallinn, Estonia
2000 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia
1997 won the international competition for conductors in Riga, Latvia
Lilyan has taken part of master classes of Eri Klas, Vladimir Ponkin, Neeme Järvi, Neil Thomson, Jorma Panula, Paavo Järvi, Aleksander Dimitrjev and Roman Matsov. Lilyan Kaiv has worked with several orchestras including Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra and Latvian State Choir „Latvija“.
In her work with orchestras, Lilyan has presented a wide range of vocal-symphonic major works, symphonies and instrumental concerts. Her repertoire is very diverse, incorporating music from early classical rigt up to the 20yth century and also a large selection of 20th century Estonian music. Lilyan has now presented more than 60 major works. The largest of those she has prepared and presented include Mozart`s Requiem, Mozart`s opera Marriage of Figaro, Durufle`s Requiem, Berlioz` Symphony Fantastique, Bacalov`s Misa Tango, Dvorak`s Symphony from the New World, Bernstein`s Chichester Psalms, Poulenc`s Gloria, Charpentier`s Te Deum, Orff`s Carmina Burana and opera The Moon, Bizet`s opera Carmen,Puccini`s opera La Boheme and Tosca.