Isidora Žebeljan: The Horses of Saint Mark

Isidora Žebeljan

Isidora Žebeljan (1967–2020) remains one of the most prominent and most performed Serbian composers on the international music scene. She wrote about 100 compositions, including five operas, all commissioned by the music festivals and institutions from abroad. She was the first and only Serbian composer who composed music for the Foundation of the Berliner Philharmoniker, La…

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Ulpiu Vlad: Sonorități şi clopoței albaştri

Ulpiu Vlad

Ulpiu Vlad (b. January 27, 1945, Zărneşti) is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe. Prof. Vlad initially studied music theory with Filaret Barbu and oboe with Pavel Tornea at the Music High School in Bucharest from 1958–64. He then studied with Tudor Ciortea, Dan Constantinescu,…

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Ya-Ting Lee: Vigil (2015)

Ya-Ting Lee

Ya-Ting Lee’s compositions have been performed in numerous cities of Taiwan, Czech Republic, Finland, and United States, and also by several distinguished ensembles including National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Percussion Ensemble, Taipei Percussion Ensemble, University of Central Missouri Percussion Ensemble, and Red Fish and Blue Fish Percussion Ensemble. Ms. Lee is the winner of 2005 Young…

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António Pinho Vargas: Monodia – Quasi un Requiem

António Pinho Vargas

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) António Pinho Vargas was born in Vila Nova de Gaia in 1951. He graduated in history from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. He received a piano degree from the Porto Conservatory (1987) and a masters in Composition from the Rotterdam Conservatory (1990). He has served…

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Antonia Barnett-McIntosh: Wild Fabrics–you couldn’t really tell

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh

Antonia Barnett-McIntosh is a composer, performer, sound artist, and editor. Her works incorporate slippage and forced failure, improvisation and the live space, and investigate speech as music: the pitches, rhythms, conversational overlaps of our everyday. In juxtaposing the formalities of presentation and the aesthetics of failure, she gently taps on the borders between performance and…

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Sławomir Kupczak: Symphony No. 2 for 100 Motorcycles

Sławomir Kupczak

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Sławomir Kupczak (born 1979 in Wrocław) graduated from the class of Jan Antoni Wichrowski at the city’s Karol Lipiński Music Academy, followed by postgraduate studies in special and computer composition with Stanisław Krupowicz and Cezary Duchnowski as well as in theatre and film music. He participated in international courses…

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Talia Amar: Reverberations

Talia Amar

Pianist and composer Dr. Talia Amar (b. 1989) is the recipient of many international awards including the Israel Prime Minister award 2018, The Acum Award 2019, and the Rosenblum Prize for Promising Young Artist 2016 by the Tel Aviv Municipality. Her pieces are performed by leading ensembles around the world and she was selected to…

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Andreas Argyrou: Metachromatismos

Andreas Argyrou

Andreas Argyrou was born in 1957 in Cyprus. He studied piano, music theory and composition at the National Conservatory of Greece. He graduated with the highest distinction under the guidance of professor Michalis Travlos and he continued his studies at the Faculty of Music , Belgrade Music Academy. His compositions have been played in many…

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