Svitlana Azarova (b. 1976) is a Ukrainian-Dutch composer originally from Izmail, a city and municipality on the Danube river in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. After having graduated in music from Izmail Pedagogical Institute in 1996, Azarova entered Odessa State A.V. Nezhdanova Conservatoire, where she studied musical composition, first under the Ukrainian composer Olexander Krasotov, and later (until 2000) under the Ukrainian author and composer Karmella Tsepkolenko. In 2003, Azarova participated for six months in the Gaude Polonia scholarship program, at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, under Marcin Blazewicz. Later that year, the Dresden Centre of Music (DZzM) invited Azarova to participate in the Scholarship project pass_ПОРТ within the Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik. This project met again at the 8th Musica Viva in Munich in 2007. In 2005, with a grant from the society KulturKontakt Austria, she elected to participate in the 9th International Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art, Avantgarde Tirol with Professor Boguslaw Schaeffer and Dr. Richard Boulanger (Seefeld, Tirol, Austria). After this academy, she took up permanent residency in The Hague and in 2006 began post-graduate studies at conservatoire in Amsterdam under Theo Loevendie where she graduated Master of Music in December 2007.
Chronometer, a 2010 composition for solo piano, uses indeterminate notation to create an improvisatory feel. It is published by Donemus.