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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Linda Bouchard: Flocking for Orchestra

Linda Bouchard

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Linda Bouchard (b. 1957, Quebec) has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years. Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard received…

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Cecilia Arditto: Tissue

Cecilia Arditto standing on a railway platform (Photo by Daniel Nicolas)

(Submitted by ISCM – NETHERLANDS SECTION) Cecilia Arditto, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1966, studied music at the Conservatorio Julián Aguirre, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Música Contemporánea (CEAMC) and Conservatory of Amsterdam (cum laude); she took composition lessons with Silvia Goldberg, Gabriel Valverde, Mariano Etkin and Wim Henderickx; analysis with Margarita Fernandez. Prizes…

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Ayal Adler: Double Concerto for a Single Guitarist

Ayal Adler

(Submitted by ISCM – ISRAELI SECTION) Ayal Adler was born in Jerusalem in 1968. After receiving a Diploma in Piano and Composition from the Rubin Jerusalem Conservatory, he enrolled at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he completed a B.Mus. and an Artist Diploma in Composition, with Honors. He then pursued a Doctoral…

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Trevor Grahl: Brennendes Geheimnis

Trevor Grahl

(Submitted by ISCM – NETHERLANDS SECTION) Trevor Grahl (b. 1984), originally from the small Canadian town of Rankin, Ontario, began studies at McGill University and later at UCSD in San Diego and finally the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His works have been performed by many groups across North America, Europe, and China including the Ives Ensemble,…

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Klaus Huber: Tenebrae

Klaus Huber

ISCM Honorary Member Klaus Huber (30 November 1924 – 2 October 2017) first studied violin and music pedagogy from 1947 to 1949 at the Zurich Conservatory with Stefi Geyer. From 1949 to 1955, he was a violin teacher at the Zurich  Conservatory. At the same time he studied composition with Willy Burkhard. He continued his…

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Petra Strahovnik: Prana

Petra Strahovnik

Petra Strahovnik was born in Celje, Slovenia in 1986. She studied composition with Uroš Rojko at the Music Academy in Ljubljana (2011) and completed a Masters Degree in Composition with Martijn Padding and Peter Adriaansz at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2014.From her beginnings, Petra has been following her path of discovering new…

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