Benoît Mernier: Piano Trio

Benoît Mernier (photo by Bernard Coutant)

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Benoît Mernier was born in 1964 in Belgium. He studied organ and improvisation with Firmin Decerf and harpsichord with Charles Koenig, continuing his studies at Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège where he graduated in many subjects, including the Higher Diploma in organ in the class of Jean Ferrard, for…

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Nicole Murphy: Spinning Top

Nicole Murphy

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) The music of Australian composer Nicole Murphy (b. 1983) has been described as ‘exquisite and sensitive’ (Sydney Morning Herald) and ‘full of exhilarating tension’ (Arts Knoxville). She has been commissioned by eminent arts organisations including the Australian Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dance (London), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Experiments in…

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Lesley Hinger: Bleary

Leslie Hinger

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Lesley Hinger (b. 1983 in Canada) writes music that shimmers and glows and floats and crunches and spins out, and does other things too. Her works have been performed and workshopped across North America and Europe by various ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Arditti String Quartet, Sound…

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