After achieving her piano diploma at the age of 17, Esthir Lemi went on to study composition (Y. Ioannides- Diploma in Composition, Athens Conservatory/ J. Brettingham-Smith, Music Analysis and Composition, UdK Berlin/,
G. Toro-Perez, CAS in Computer Music, HdK, Zurich) and western musical aesthetics, (O. Fragou, PhD, Athens University).
She also followed parallel studies in painting (N.Kessanlis, J. Psychopedis, Diploma in painting, Athens School of Fine Arts), and multimedia (documentaries and performance) (J. Dech, Master of Arts/Art in Context, University of the Arts, Berlin).
She has been awarded with several scholarships: for her achievements as a student (IKY- School of Fine Arts), for her studies in Berlin (Onassis Scholarship) and Zurich (Scholarship of the Swiss Government), as well as for her PhD research (Propontis Foundation) and further research at ICST in Zurich (SNF) and at the University of Michigan (Fulbright Schuman). She has been chosen to represent her country at numerous events and international festivals( Bjcem 2003 and 2005, European Capital City 2006, Athens Biennial 2011) both as an artist and composer, furthering her research concerning the perception of complementary forms for a wide audience. Examples of her work research and exhibitions can be seen on this page.