Rytis Mažulis (b.1961) graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music (1983), the class of composition under Julius Juzeliūnas. In 1988 he was honoured with the prize "Tyla" (Silence) for the chamber composition "The Sleep", in 1989 - the prize of the Lithuanian Culture Fund for chamber and vocal music. The composer received the scholarship of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, for the period from September 1998 to April 1999. Rytis Mažulis was twice awarded the prize for the best vocal composition ("ajapajapam", 2002; "Form Is Emptiness", 2006) at the competition organized by the Lithuanian Composers' Union. In 2004 he was awarded the Lithuanian National Prize. In 2006 Rytis Mažulis was appointed Head of the Composition Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.