Jakob Stillmark is a composer and artistic researcher, who often inquires philosophical thought through music and views composition as a phenomenological approach to the tradition of western classical music. He studied composition with Isabel Mundry at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and has been working as a freelance composer since 2019. He participated in numerous international master classes, where he received lessons from Toshio Hosokawa, Liza Lim, Younghi Pagh Paan and Marco Momi, among others. His works have been performed at numerous occasions such as the chamber music series of the Munich Philharmonics, Kammerspiele München, Shanghai Academy of Music, SONify!-Festival, aDevantgarde Festival, Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie or Munich Chamber Orchestra. A residency at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris was enabled for him by the Bavarian Ministry of Science and the Arts. Since 2020 he is a PhD student at the Zurich University of the Arts and is a scholarship holder of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.