Composers

PLATON BURAVICKY
composer of contemporary classical music and pianist, born in 1989. Producer of electronic music and sound designer.
ARTURO CORRALES
composer, conductor, doctoral student, musicologist, guitarist, teacher and Salvadoran-Swiss architect. He is an extremely active composer on the Swiss and international stage and a co-founder of Ensemble Vortex and the Electric Primitivo duo. He is currently professor of composition and analysis at CPMDT, artistic and music director of Orchester des Trois-Chêne, Ensemble Vortex and Electric Primitivo. He obtained a doctorate in musicology at the University of Geneva.
GEORGE CRUMB
(born 1929) is one of the most frequently performed composers in the contemporary music world. Crumb is a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner and continues to compose new scores that enrich the lives of all who come into contact with his deeply humanistic art. Crumb’s music often juxtaposes contrasting musical styles, ranging from the music of the Western artistic and musical tradition, through hymns and folk music, to non-Western music. Many of Crumb’s works contain programmatic, symbolic, mystical and theatrical elements, which are often reflected in his beautiful and meticulously written scores.
ALEKSANDRA GRYKA
one of the most expressive Polish composers. Her work is strongly influenced by her interest in the sciences of the universe, including quantum physics. She is also inspired by fiction, including science fiction. Aleksandra Gryka was born on May 17, 1977 in Warsaw. In the years 1998-2003 she studied composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow with Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar, Magdalena Długosz and Marek Chołoniewski (electroacoustic composition). The composer has collaborated with many outstanding performers specializing in contemporary music, including the Berlin group NOVOFLOT and the Asasello string quartet from Cologne. Since 2005, she has been composing music for theaters in Warsaw, Wrocław, Toruń, Częstochowa, Koszalin, Szczecin, Zielona Góra, Łódź and Kraków.
TZE YEUNG HO
(born 1992) is a Norwegian composer living in Helsinki. He is the former chairman of the Norwegian branch of the UNM festival (Ung Nordisk Musikk), the organizer of the OSLOFONI project and a board member of the Periferien concert series – nyMusikk Oslo. Tze Yeung’s music explores the territories of speech, language translation, drama and poetics, with an emphasis on the multilingual approach. The artist holds a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and is currently completing a PhD in composition from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater. He was also a student guest at the Phonetics Department at the University of Helsinki and gave lectures and lectures at the Estonian Academy of Arts, the SOUND 59 festival in Perm, Russia, and the highSCORE festival in Pavia, Italy.
MOHAMMAD H. JAVAHERI
born 1989) is an Iranian composer born and raised in Tehran. In 2019, he was named “the composer we will certainly continue to hear from in the future” (NMZ newspaper, Germany) and has been featured in several published press articles and websites, including the LA Times. Along with the temptation to discover and combine different musical languages ​​in his oeuvre, Mohammad’s music has been described as “tense”, “sensational”, “retail” and “emotional”, and he inherently creates “his own sound” (Toshio Hosokawa, SYNTETYZ 2019) . His works are expressed in various forms, with or without / only electronics. As a sought-after composer, he is invited all over the world to present his works, regularly collaborating with famous artists, ensembles and institutes.
ALEKSANDER NOWAK
Was born in 1979, in Gliwice (Poland). He began music education with piano and guitar with Grażyna and Grzegorz Dzierzgowski, and continued as a guitarist with Bogusław Pietrzak at the State Secondary Music School in Gliwice. There, he also met Uliana Biłan, his first composition teacher.
In 2001-2006 he studied composition with Aleksander Lasoń at The Karol Szymanowski Acacemy of Music in Katowice, and in 2006-2008 with Steve Rouse at the School of Music University of Louisville (USA).
Since 2008 he works at the Academy of Music in Katowice teaching i.e. composition and orchestration. In 2010 he earned a doctorate and in 2016, habilitation. Since September 2020 he is the Chair of the Composition and Theory of Music.

MARTYNA KOSECKA
composer, pianist and conductor, who likes to electronically transform acoustic instruments, looking for intense colors and harmony. Kosecka is inspired by fairy tales and myths from different cultures, and with commitment she animates the contemporary music scene in Tehran. Martyna Kosecka was born in 1989 in Gdynia and graduated from the local Music School of the 1st and 2nd degree in the piano class, then moved to Krakow, where she finished composition in the class of Krzysztof Meyer at the Academy of Music.
ANITA KUPRISS –
conductor, composer, vocalist and guitarist. In 2009, she obtained a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Boston. She holds two master’s degrees in choral conducting and composition from the New England Conservatory. Her bachelor’s degree includes two bachelor’s degrees in composition / theory and music education from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The artist led two children’s choirs, a youth choir, an adult choir, an intergenerational choir and a choir of professional and amateur singers who performed choral and orchestral works with professional instrumentalists. With Kolibri, a Latvian vocal and instrumental ensemble, Anita has performed all over the world for twenty-five years. Anita’s compositions were recorded and performed by professional and amateur choirs and ensembles, as well as international festival choirs in Latvia, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Sweden and the United States.
ALVIN LUCIER-
an American composer, writer and visual artist. He studied at Yale and Brandeis University and spent two years in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship. From 1962 to 1970, he lectured at Brandeis, where he conducted the Brandeis University Chamber Choir, which devoted a lot of time to performing new music. Lucier was a pioneer in many areas of composing and performing music, including the recording of a performer’s physical gestures, the use of brain waves, and the use of room acoustics for musical purposes. He performs, lectures and exhibits his sound installations extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. He regularly publishes articles for books and magazines. His main book, Chambers, was written in collaboration with Douglas Simon and published by Wesleyan University Press.

KRZYSZTOF MEYER
composer, pianist and teacher, author of the monographs of Lutosławski and Szostakowicz. Born on August 11, 1943 in Krakow. He composes vocal and instrumental pieces for orchestra and chamber ensembles, as well as for soloists. The effect of this is, among others Cyberiada based on short stories by Stanisław Lem, oratorio Creation of the World, Mass, 8 symphonies for various orchestral and vocal ensembles, 15 instrumental concertos, 14 string quartets, as well as quintets, trios for various ensembles and solo works – most often for piano and cello, but also for organ and saxophone.
TRISTAN MURAIL
French composer, representative of spectralism. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Olivier Messiaen. Murail’s compositions include large orchestral pieces such as Gondwana, Time and Again, and more recently, Serendib and L’Esprit des dunes. Other pieces include his Désintégrations for 17 instruments and tape, Mémoire / Erosion for French horn and 9 instruments Ethers for flute and ensemble, Winter Fragments for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and electronics, and Vampyr! for electric guitar.
AGNES IDA PETTERSEN
works mainly with acoustic contemporary classical music. She also deals with projects related to electronic music, stage pieces, arrangements and more. Various Norwegian and international bands and musicians commissioned and performed her music. In addition to working as a composer, Agnes Ida Pettersen works as a conductor, piano accompanist, concert producer and more. Agnes Ida Pettersen is also an experienced educator and teaches various aspects of music to groups and individuals; children from the age of six to university students. Teaching focuses on composition, music theory, harmony, counterpoint, interpretation, clarinet, flute, piano, school ensembles. She was born in 1981 and spent her childhood in Harstad in northern Norway. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway.
UĢIS PRAULIŅŠ
Latvian composer, born in 1957. His choral piece Missa Rigensis (Riga Mass) has been recorded by the Trinity College Choir in Cambridge, Riga Cathedral Boys Choir, Youth Choir BALSIS and has been performed in several places around the world, incl. in Canada, France, England.
STEFAN PRINS
after graduating from engineering studies Stefan Prins (Belgium, 1979) began full-time piano and composition studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, where he obtained a master’s degree in composition under Luc Van Hove magna cum laude. At the same time he studied “Technology in Music” at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with Peter Swinnen, “Sonology” at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (2004-2005; Netherlands), “Philosophy of Culture” and “Philosophy of Technology” at the University of Antwerp. In 2012, the Association of Belgian Music Journalists awarded him with the title of “Young Belgian Musician of the Year”, and in 2014 he received the ISCM Young Composers Award. Performing improvised music is an important part of Prins’ musical activity. Together with Thomas Olbrechts and Joachim Devillé, he was one of the founders of the band’s long-standing reFLEXible collection, which focuses exclusively on improvised or lightning-fast music, often involving dance, performance, video, film and installation.
DARIUSZ PRZYBYLSKI
composer and organist, born in 1984. An extremely prolific and versatile artist, author of a huge number of compositions characterized by an extraordinary variety of forms. Przybylski includes Marcin Błażewicz, York Höller, Krzysztof Meyer and Wolfgand Rihm among his teachers. The composer’s work covers many genres – from orchestral pieces through operas, chamber and solo music, both vocal and instrumental, as well as film music. Since 2008, Dariusz Przybylski has been a lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
OLGA RAYEVA
born in Moscow, the composer studied at the Central Music School, and then at the State Conservatory. Tchaikovsky. Already during her studies, Olga Rayeva’s works began to be performed in public (at the Moscow Autumn Festival, at the Moscow-Modern Festival, at the “Alternative” festival) and appreciated by critics as “left a deep impression. “The composer herself was said to have” impressive individuality “and to be” one of the most talented Russian artists of a generation.”
FAUSTO ROMITELLI
Italian composer, born in 1963. He studied composition at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, and then took courses at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena with Franco Donatoni and at the Scuola Civica di Milano. Romitelli was successful in numerous European competitions, and his music was performed by bands such as Berg Orchestra at festivals such as Festival d’Automne (Paris), Musica Nova Helsinki, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Venice Biennale and Darmstädter Ferienkurse. His visionary video opera An Index of Metals (2003) won the 2004 Franco Abbiati Award from Italian Music Critics.
IDIN SAMIMI MOFAKHAM
the music of Iranian composer / performer Idin Samami Mofakham (1982) is deeply rooted in the traditional and regional music of his homeland. Since 2015, he has been developing his own musical language based on medieval Persian tuning systems, intonation only and psychoacoustics. Idin has been the co-founder and artistic director of the Spectro Center for New Music since 2013, together with the Polish composer and conductor Martyna Kosecka. Since 2015, he has been the co-founder, board member and senior curator of the Tehran Contemporary Music Festival, the only international music festival focusing on contemporary and experimental music in Iran. Since 2019, Idin holds a PhD in Art at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (Norway), where he conducts research on Persian medieval tuning systems and their creative use in contemporary composition.
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
German composer, born in 1928. One of the main representatives of the musical avant-garde. Co-editor of the series “Die Reihe”, devoted to serial music. He was also the leader of the group performing the so-called live electronic music, conductor and sound director of recordings of his own compositions; In his work, he co-created, among others rules of aleatorism, serial music, electronic music, spatial, intuitive (entrusting the intuition of performers-improvisers inspired by the composer’s verbal texts), instrumental theater.
JACOB TER VELDHUIS
Dutch “avant pop” composer JacobTV (Jacob ter Veldhuis, 1951) started out as a rock musician and studied composition and electronic music with Luctor Ponse and Willem Frederik Bon at the Groningen Conservatory. He received the Netherlands Composers’ Prize in 1980 and became a full-time composer who quickly made a name for himself with his melodic and effective compositions. The press dubbed him the “Jeff Koons of New Music” and his “coming-out” as an ultra-tonal music composer culminated with an Oratorio Paradiso video based on Dante’s Divina Commedia.

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