Alice Ping Yee Ho: Begin

Alice Ping Yee Ho

Alice Ping Yee Ho (b. 1960) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer acclaimed for her “distinctly individual”style and “organic flow of imagination”. She has written in many musical genres and received numerous national and international awards, including the 2016 Louis Applebaum Composers Award, the 2014 Prince Edward Island Symphony Composers Competition, the 2014 Kitchener Waterloo…

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Vanessa Lann: The Bird That Was Trapped Has Flown

Vanessa Lann

Vanessa Lann (b. 1968) studied composition at the Westchester Conservatory of Music, Tanglewoodat Harvard University and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Her work is performed in venues all over the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw and De Doelen. Commissioned by renowned soloists, ensembles and festivals, her music…

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Catharina Palmér: Strings in the air above

Catharina Palmér

Catharina Palmér (b. 1963) was born in Karlskrona, Sweden. She is educated in the fields of violin, piano and organ as well as composition, which she has studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, and at Indiana University, USA. Palmér’s music has been performed by numerous ensembles inSweden and abroad. Recently, she…

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Mihyun Woo: Voices in Landscape

Mihyun Woo

The compositions of Mihyun Woo (b. 1980) have been performed by ensembles and orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the Arditti Quartet, the Royal Academy Soloists, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korean Broadcast System Orchestra (Seoul), the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), the Royal Academy Symphony, Choir Commotio…

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Deborah Cheetham: Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Deborah Cheetham

Deborah Cheetham AO (b. 1964), Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Cheetham was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for ‘distinguished service to the performing arts as…

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Lesia Dychko: Slava

Lesia Dychko

Lesia Dychko (b. 1939) is one of Ukraine’s most significant composers of choral music although she has created music is a wide range of idioms including two operas, four ballets, and numerous chamber works as well as the symphony Pryvitannia zhyttia (Welcoming Life) for soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra, based on the words of the imagist poet Bohdan…

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ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Announced

ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Luis Serrapio and Carlotta Ferrari 

Last April, as part of the “ISCM Collaborative Series” initiative, Musika Bulegoa and Musikagileak, the Basque partners of the ISCM, announced a Composition Competition for works for amateur choirs, intending to give new momentum to the contemporary choral scene. After analyzing more than forty works from all over the world, the jury, joined by Mikel…

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Galina Grigorjeva : Salve regina

Galina Grigorjeva

Galina Grigorjeva, born in 1962 in Crimea, Ukraine, and now living in Estonia, has garnered international appreciation for the remarkably subtle and animated melodic style of her music. Her compositions are tightly linked to Slavonic sacred music as well as early European polyphony. Grigorjeva “orchestrates” polyphony with remarkable skill and grace, creating meaningful and beautiful…

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Alexander Shchetynsky: Know Yourself

Alexander Shchetynsky

Alexander Shchetynsky (b. 1960) is a Ukrainian composer born and based in Kharkiv. At the age of about 30, he developed his personal post-serial style based on combination of quasi-serial procedures and special attention to attractiveness of sound material and to melody as a source of expression. Another fundamental feature of his music is its…

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Oleksandr Kozarenko: Prieres à la Vierge Marie

Oleksandr Kozarenko

Oleksandr Kozarenko (born 1963) in Kolomyia in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast is composer, pianist and musicologist. He was a graduate of Kiev Conservatory where he took piano lessons from Volodymyr Vorobyov and studied composition with Myroslav Skoryk. In 1984 he became a winner of the Mykola Lysenko International Music Competition and two years later won  All-Ukrainian Competition  diploma. Ten years later he became a recipient…

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