Belarus opposition figure flautist and conductor

“At the age of 17, she started teaching the flute at a gymnasium (private school) in Minsk, and played at the National Academic Concert Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus. She graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music as a flutist and conductor.[3] At the age of 25, she began studying to play early music instruments at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany.[4] She completed two masters in Early Music and Neue Musik in 2012.[5]

In the 2010s, she organised cultural projects between Germany and Belarus.[6][7] In 2017, she co-founded Artemp, an art collective.[4] Starting in 2019, she served as the art director of the OK16 culture club in Minsk.[8]”

Most recent article from The Guardian:

Belarus opposition figure says authorities threatened to kill her. Maria Kolesnikova says she was told she would be leaving country ‘alive or in bits’