Michelle Zen-in Cheng: Latched II

Cheng Zen-in Michelle

Michelle Zen-in Cheng is a Hong Kong-born composer and music educator. Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in music composition, Cheng soon pursued her studies in Music Education at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is currently a MA student at the Iceland University of the Arts, a full member of the…

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Tara Valkonen: Farliga drömmar

Tara Valkonen

Tara Valkonen (b. 1999) started to play cello at the age of six, and soon she was imagining her future as a professional cellist – and a sculptor. But picking up the guitar at the age of 13 brought a change, as it was rock music now that became the main interest in her life…

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Fani Kosona: Narratives

Fani Kosona

Fani Kosona (born 1969 in Athens, Greece) is a composer, pianist, professor of music, and mathematician who holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens, studied piano in the National Conservatory of Athens, in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Jacques Lagarde, then in the Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison…

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Tatiana Riabinkina: No War

Tatiana Riabinkina

Tatiana Riabinkina started composing when as a child. She grew up in Yekaterinburg, Russia, but moved to Moscow to study music more seriously, and in 2013, she graduated from the Moscow College of Improvisational Music, as a bass player. In 2018, she received a Diploma with Excellence from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music as…

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Elizabeth Anderson: Solar Winds

Elizabeth Anderson

The artistic production of Belgian composer Elizabeth Anderson (b. 1960) comprises acousmatic, mixed, and radiophonic works as well as works for multimedia and sound installations, and has been performed in international venues for over thirty years. It is the fascination with space, whether on the scale of the universe (macrocosm) or cellular life (microcosm), and…

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Jana Kmiťová: Searching (You)

Jana Kmiťová

Jana Kmiťová (b. 1976) studied piano and composition at the Conservatory in Košice and then graduated in composition from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She attended composition courses in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Switzerland. She has studied also in Vienna and received the scholarship of Japan foundation NipponWien and…

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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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Katharina Klement: Peripheries

Katharina Klement (Photo by Rania Moslam)

Katharina Klement (b. 1963 in Graz, Austria) is a composer-performer in the field of notated and improvised, instrumental and electronic music. Her instrumental and electronic compositions emphasize spatial conceptions and crossover projects combining music, text, video, and performance art. She has a particular interest in extended playing techniques on the piano. A founder and member…

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Sungji Hong: Shine

Sungji Hong

Sungji Hong (b. 1973 in South Korea) is an assistant professor of composition at the University of North Texas. Her compositions include works for solo instruments, orchestra, chorus, ballet and electroacoustic media with special interest on timbre and pre-determined pitch structures. Her musical language is colorful with a wealth of imagery and exquisite delicacy. In…

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Maria Lazaridou: Lament for Theodore Antoniou

Maria Lazaridou

Maria Lazaridou (b. 1969 in Thessaloniki, Greece) studied classical guitar with Evaggelos Assimakopoulos and Loukia Samourka, advanced music theory with Yiannis Aggelakis (Harmony), Kostas Grimaldis (Counterpoint and Fugue) and Leontios Hadjileontiadis (Composition). In 2000, she graduated from classical guitar class with honors, while in 2012 she completed her studies in composition with honors.She is a…

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