Iris Szeghy: Vielleicht, dass uns etwas aufginge

Iris Szeghy

Iris Szeghy (b. 1956) is a Slovak composer of Hungarian ancestry currently based in Switzerland. According to Slovak composer Peter Zagar, who wrote the entry for Szeghy in A Hundred Slovak Composers (Eds. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : National Music Centre Slovakia, 1998): “Szeghy’s work hitherto as a whole is remarkable for the quantity…

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Ruta Paidere: Tempera

Ruta Paidere

Ruta Paidere (b. 1977) has studied music theory in Jāzeps, Mediņš Music College in Riga and composition at the Hamburg University of Music (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, graduated 2005).Her compositions have been performed across Europe in various concert series as well as at such music festivals as Musica in Strasbourg, Tenso Days in…

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Aleksandr Shymko: Dreams of an Old Forest

Aleksandr Shymko

Aleksandr Shymko (b. 1977) is a Ukrainian composer and pianist who was born in the town of Borshchiv in the Ternopil region of Ukraine. He graduated from the Chernivtsi Music School in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi as a pianist. In 1998 he studied composition under Yuri Ischenko at the Kyiv Conservatory, graduating in…

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Svyatoslav Lunyov: Tristium (I, II, III)

Svyatoslav Lunyov (b. 1964 in Kiev, Ukraine) began his music education at the age of seventeen when he discovered the world of classical music. In 1986, he received a degree in engineering and was subsequently was recruited to serve in the military in Hungary for two years. In 1988, at the age of twenty four,…

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Bohdana Frolyak: Lux aeterna

Bogdana Frolyak

Bohdana Frolyak (born 1968 in Vydyniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine) made her first musical steps in her native village under the guidance of Vasyl Kufliuk, a village teacher who gained his musical education in Warsaw. In 1986, she graduated from Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv Musical School after studying piano, music theory and composition. In 1991, she graduated from Lviv Conservatory as a composer. Her teachers in the academy…

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Hanna Havrylets: Chorale for Strings

Hanna Havrylets

Hanna Havrylets (1958-2022) was an important Ukrainian composer and teacher. She received her earliest musical education in her native village Vydyniv (in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast), studying with Vasyl Kufliuk, the author of a unique system for the development of musical hearing. From 1968 to 1977, she studied at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Secondary Specialized Music School…

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Ivan Ostapovych: Songs of Love for String Orchestra

Ivan Ostapovych

Composer and conductor Ivan Ostapovych (b. 1988 in the Chernivtsi Oblast in Western Ukraine) is the Co-Founder of the Collegium Musicum Lviv and the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra for which he is the music director. He has also served as the Artistic Director for the ensemble’s Bach Music Days in 2014 and the Lviv Hindemith Fest in…

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André Laporte: Transit

André Laporte

(A special selection in celebration of the 90th birthday of ISCM Honorary Member André Laporte) André Laporte (b. 12 July 1931) has been a key figure in the music life of his native Belgium. He worked at the Belgian Radio (BRT, now VRT), first as a producer, later as a program coordinator, a production leader of…

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Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh: Into the Outer

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh (b. 1984) is a Taiwanese-Australian composer working in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums. Her work focuses on creating immersive physical experiences and she often prefers to articulate sonic expressions in terms of choreography, phenomenology, and musical-social interactivity. Hsieh’s music has been presented internationally at events such as Beijing…

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