Diana Rotaru: Hannya

Diana Rotaru

(Submitted by ARFA) Romanian composer Diana Rotaru (b. 1981) has written from chamber and orchestral music to chamber opera and soundtracks for multimedia or dance shows and short films. Her music explores different expressive directions, from hypnagogia or pre-oneiric aesthetics, feminine psyche, humor or imaginary folklore. She is also active as a promoter of new…

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Zygmunt Krauze: The Declaration

Zygmunt Krauze (photo by Adam Stępień, Agencja Gazeta)

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Composer and pianist Zygmunt Krauze (b. 1938) divides his work into four categories: the first is unistic (unitary) music inspired by the paintings of Władysław Strzemiński; the second – spatial compositions performed in specially constructed interiors; the third – “music about music”, characterized by the presence of allusions and…

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Ania Vu: Tik Tak

Ania Vu

(Submitted by the Vietnam Contemporary Music Centre [VCMC]) Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh), b. 1994, writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Composer Fellow…

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Saskia Venegas Aernouts: A veces, el silencio es la peor mentira

Saskia Venegas Aernouts

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Saskia Venegas was born in Guecho in Spain in 1983 and has Spanish and Belgian nationality. Venegas studied violin at Codarts, Rotterdam with Christiaan Bor, Benzion Shamir and Gordan Nikolitch. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree she studied for a master’s degree in New Music Theatre with Michel Van der Aa,…

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Sheila Sanfeliz: Liaga

Sheila Sanfeliz

(Submitted by ISCM – FLEMISH SECTION) Sheila Sanfeliz Lillar (b. 1991) currently studies composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) with M° Ivan Fedele, and electronic music at the Conservatorio Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) after studying composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, under Wim Henderickx, and at the Academy of Arts of…

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Alicja Gronau: Multidram

Alicja Gronau (photo by Marta Karska)

(Submitted by ISCM – POLISH SECTION) Alicja Gronau (Gronau-Osinska), born 1957 in Warsaw (Poland), graduated theory of music (with prof. Witold Rudzinski), composition (with prof. Marian Borkowski) and Postgraduate Studies of Music Theory (all with distinctions) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). At present she is professor (Dr. Hab.) in that…

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