Alexander Voltz: Curtain!

Alexander Voltz

Alexander Voltz (b. 1999) takes inspiration from myth, politics and history. His music has been performed and supported by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland, Australian National Academy of Music, Flinders Quartet, Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestras, The University of Queensland and others and he is currently Emerging Composer-in-Residence with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. His…

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Julian Yu: Philopentatonia

Julian Yu

Julian Yu (born in Beijing in 1957 and based in Australia since 1985) studied composition at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, later joining the teaching staff there, and from 1980 to 1982 studied at the Tokyo College of Music with Joji Yuasa and Schin-ichiro Ikebe. In 1988 Julian Yu was a Composition Fellow…

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Johannes Maria Staud: Listen, Revolution

Johannes Maria Staud

Johannes Maria Staud (b. 1974 in Innsbruck) draws much of his inspiration from literature and the visual arts. Reflections on philosophical questions, social processes, and political events also influence his compositions. His artfully constructed works possess a rigorous dramaturgy. Staud studied musicology and philosophy in Vienna before continuing his compositional studies with Hanspeter Kyburz in…

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Karmella Tsepkolenko: Alles, Ausser – Was Noch Alles Ist…

Karmella Tsepkolenko

Ukrainian composer Karmella Tsepkolenko (b. 1955 in Odessa) has written orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Prof. Tsepkolenko studied composition with Aleksandr Kogan and piano with Grigory Buchynsky and Yelena Pannikova at the School of Stolyarsky in Odessa from 1962–73. She then studied composition with…

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Mladen Tarbuk: Twist

Mladen Tarbuk

(Submitted by ISCM – CROATIAN SECTION) Mladen Tarbuk (b. 1962), one of the most versatile composers and conductors of his generation, developed his music career in many directions. He has composed 90 works, ranging from chamber music to large symphonic forms, or pieces for music theatre. Their performances gained a wide international resonance and enthusiasm…

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Meilina Tsui: The Great Steppe

Meilina Tsui

(Submitted by ISCM – HONG KONG SECTION) Meilina Tsui (b. 1993) is an award-winning composer and pianist born in Kazakhstan and based in Hong Kong. Tsui’s works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Kazakh State Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Project, Mivos Quartet, Quartetto Indaco, Kazakh State String…

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