Born in 1992 in Estonia, Marianna Liik graduated Master’s studies in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Helena Tulve and Margo Kõlar. She obtained there Bachelor’s degree in 2014 under the tutelage of Malle Maltis and Margo Kõlar. Liik has taken part in several masterclasses with Wim Henderickx, Fausto Sebastiani, Daniele Bravi, Bryan Christian, Niels Rosing-Schow and Ivan Fedele.
Marianna Liik has written music for orchestra, ensembles and choir as well as electroacoustic works. Her special interest is the sound world that is created by combining the acoustic and electronic means of expression. Liik's music has been performed by Olari Elts, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Uusinta Ensemble (Finland), Laura Remmel (vocal), Theodor Sink (cello), Eda Peäske (harp), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Arvo Leibur (violin) and others. Her works has been in the program of many festivals in Estonia, as well as in USA, Poland, Germany, Russia, Australia.
Marianna Liik’s composition Mets (Forest) was awarded the second prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in Prague in 2013 in the category of composers under 30 years. In November 2014, Marianna Liik won the Westdeutscher Rundfunk film music award at the competition SoundTrack_Cologne 11. The project "Commentarium" by Marianna Liik and Leika Leemets was the winning work of EK:Labor 2016 (Estonian Concert's programme for young producers).
Marianna Liik at the Roche Young Commissions premiere of her piece Kurzschluss, which was performed on 1 September 2019 in the KKL by the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy and conducted by Ruth Reinhardt.