PARTICIPANTS 2016

 

ANGELAKIS, Ioannis (Greece)|reverbnation.com/ioannisangelakis

Ioannis Angelakis is a Greek composer currently pursuing his PhD in Music Composition in New York University. Further studies include a bachelor (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a master (Boston University) degree in music composition under the tutelage of Christos Samaras and Joshua Fineberg respectively. He has been commissioned by and collaborated with several ensembles and performers of New Music in Europe and USA, and he is the recipient of numerous

international awards.

BUŠS, Santa (Latvia)|soundcloud.com/santa-buss

Santa Buss is Latvian composer especially interested in detailed pre-compositional process and peculiarly in working with extra-musical ideas. Although majority of her works are instrumental, lately she has discovered a deep interest in voice and its possibilities, as well as is very keen to expand her approach towards sound and composition exploring different forms of collaboration. She has studied both composition and musicology at the Latvian Academy of Music and Hamburg University

of Music and Theatre. Her music has been performed throughout Europe, in North America and Asia.

COLLIN, Léo (France)|soundcloud.com/leo-collin

Léo is a Zurich based composer, performer and installation artist working in the field between instrumental, electronics,video and performance within setting ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to solo performances and installations. His work from the last year concentrates on the sound morphing, including and emphasizing the physicaland choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. The work often includes amplified acoustic

instruments in combination with sampler, video, lights or samples everyday objects or homemade constructions.

 

DIMOU, Stylianos (Greece)|soundcloud.com/stylianos-dimou

Stylianos Dimou is a Greek composer born in Thessaloniki in 1988. Fulbright Scholar and participant of numerous International Composers Meetings, Festivals and Competitions, Dimou pursued advanced studies in Music Composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Music Studies (Greece, 2011, MM in Composition). He subsequently undertook Graduate Studies at the Eastman School of Music (USA, 2013, MA in composition). He is currently a Doctoral

Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York (DMA in Music Composition) closely studying with Professor G. F. Haas, Professor G. E. Lewis and Professor F. Lerdahl. Dimou is the Assistant Conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. 

Dimou’s music has been premiered in festivals, composition competitions in Europe and the USA as part of residencies and commission projects such as Gaudeamus Music Week 2015, International Ensemble Moderne Academy 2015, MANIFESTE-2014, the academy (IRCAM), New Music Edmonton 2015 Hear This Now Festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea 2014, Royaumont/ Voix nouvelles/ session de composition 2013, 5th [‘tactus] Young Composers Forum 2013, June in Buffalo, International festival and Conference 2013, Tzlil Meudcan 2013 International Festival & Summer Course for New Music Performance & Composition, Young Composers Meeting 2013, Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, University of Missouri, Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival - International Composers Pyramid, The 5th New Music Week in Shanghai 2012 and 13th Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2012.

SOMMANI, Andrea (Italy)

He studied in Perugia at "Conservatorio F. Morlacchi" where he graduated in piano in 2010 and Composition in 2015 with Fabio Cifariello Ciardi. He studied Musicology at Perugia University, where he took a bachelor degree in 2013.

He studied composition with Salvatore Sciarrino in Latina and Siena (Accademia Chigiana).

He also completed short courses and masterclasses with M. Andre (Nuova consonanza, Rome, 2012); S. Gervasoni

(Montegiorgio, 2013); P. Maxwell Davies and Christopher Austin (Livorno, 2014); M. Lanza (Alghero, 2015).

In 2013 he has been selected from the municipality of Umea (SE) to take part to the "Fair opera project".

In 2014 he was selected from Contempoartensemble to compose a new piece that will be performed in Florence in 2016.

 

RALLI, Eleni (Greece)|reverbnation.com/eleniralli

Eleni Ralli was born in 1984 in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2007 she graduated from "Macedonian University of Thessaloniki - Department of International, European, Economical and Political Studies". In 2013, she got her Master and Bachelor degree from the "Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Department of Music Studies (Faculty of Composition)" with the result "Excellent".
Since September 2013, she is doing her master's degree in “Composition and Music

Theory” at Basel Music Academy, Switzerland with Prof. J. C. Walter and Michel Roth.
She has diplomas in harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration and composition from the "State Conservatory of Thessaloniki".

She attended many workshops, seminars and master classes with –among others- Salvatore Sciarrino, Mark Andre, Beat Furrer, George Aperghis, Manos Tsangaris and dissonART Ensemble. Also, she participated in several composition competitions and was chosen as finalist several times.
She was finalist at the 2008/2009 "International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition", 2014 "aXes Krakow Festival" and “Iktus Percussion International Score Call” with her piece " Complex Combinations in 3" and in 2015 at "IV Kiev International Master Classer for new Music Course".

Her works have been performed in Germany, the Ukraine, Switzerland, Greece, Poland and Holland.

 

 

AVRAMIDOU, Sofia (Greece)|soundcloud.com/sofia-avramidou

Sofia Avramidou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1988 where she studied piano, Music Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. Later on, she graduated from the Composition Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she studied with professor Christos Samaras after having received a merit scholarship from the Telloglion Foundation.
Sofia graduated from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, with highest distinction, in the class of professor Ivan

Fedele, with a merit scholarship from the Alexander Onassis Foundation.

In May 2014, Sofia was awarded the 1st prize at the 6th Composition Competition “Dimitris Dragatakis” of the Greek Composers Union or her composition “Skin” for String Quartet. She was a finalist of the VIII International Composition Competition for Accordion ‘’Francisco Escudero’’ 2014 in Spain, and the “OEuvres pédagogiques” 2016 in France.

She has participated in numerous composition and piano masterclasses with Beat Furrer, Philipe Manoury, Maurizio Pollini, and George Hatzinikos amongst others.She has collaborated with various ensembles such as the Ensemble Novecento (IT, Conductor Carlo Rizzari), ALEAIII (USA, Conductor Theodore Antoniou), Ex Novo (IT), DissonArt Ensemble (GR), Orchestra I Piccoli Pomeriggi Musicali (IT), Chorus Akses (IT), Duo Essentia (IT).Her compositions have been performed in Europe and the USA, most notable of which at the “Biennale di Venezia”, at the “Auditorium‐Parco della Musica” in Rome, at the “Teatro La Fenice” in Venice, at the “Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” in Rome , at the “Santuario della Madonna di Mongiovino’’ in Panicale, in Boston University, at the “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” and the “Villa Aurelia‐American Academy” at the 51° Festival of ‘’Nuova Consonanza’’.

LIN, Wei-Chieh (Taiwan)|soundcloud.com/wei-chieh-lin

Wei-Chieh Lin was born in Taichung, Taiwan, and his music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Curious Chamber Players, Ensemble Multilaterale, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Insomnio, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, ECCE, Meitar, dissonART, Vertixe Sonora, Quatuor Xasax, and Formosa Quartet.
Mr. Lin’s compositions have received awards including the Honorable Mention of

the Gaudeamus Muziek Prize of 2011. He has participated in festivals including Académie musicale de Villecroze, Domain Forget, Manifeste@Ircam, Voix Nouvelles Royaumont, Sonutopias Campusculturae, Darmstadt, Inaudita, Composit, Klangspuren Schwaz, Matrix 15, as well as residencies at Paul Sacher Stiftung, Cité International des Arts, and the Banff Centre.

MARTIN, Reagan (USA)|reaganmullinmartin.tumblr.com

Reagan Mullin-Martin is currently working on his graduate thesis in multi-disciplinary art and electronic media at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (MICA) as part of his M.F.A. from the Mount Royal School of Art, 2016. Prior to attending MICA, Reagan conducted preliminary Ph.D. studies in music composition and musicology at Johns Hopkins University in 2014.

He is a recent M.M. graduate, summa cum laude, of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied

composition under Oscar Bettison. Upon graduation, he was awarded the 2011-2012 Otto Ortmann Award. His work was recognized the following year with a career development grant from the Arts Council of Johns Hopkins University. He studied undergraduate composition, theory, and studio art at the TCU School of Music and Fine Arts, where he was a Nordan Young Artist Scholar. He also studied under pianist Harold Martina, at Academy of Music-Vienna, and in the Richard Hauser Studio. 

Mullin-Martin is the 2010-2011 recipient of The Peabody-Honors Ensemble Commission and Prize, and is a two-time winner of the Jonathan Keith Durington Composition Award. In 2009, he received an RCG Artist Grant to compose the Ballet Eros and Psyche. As an artist/composer, his works have been commissioned and performed on both sides of the Atlantic. He balances a growing schedule of performing and creative activities. In the fall of 2012, Mullin-Martin was appointed to the pre-college theory faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and in 2015 began teaching as a Graduate Assistant at MICA.

MILIA, Alessandro (Italy)|www.alessandromilia.com

Alessandro Milia has been developing for several years a personal style of composition founded on his university research on hybridization of different aspects such as orality and experimental music. He studied composition with Franco Oppo, Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez, André Bon, Salvatore Sciarrino and Stefano Gervasoni, and he studied musicology with Antonio Lai and Ivanka Stoianova. In 2015, Alessandro has closed his Ph.D thesis entitled Variations et variantes dans l'oralité et dans

la création musicale expérimentale, le langage musical de Franco Oppo, Horatiu Radulescu et Alessandro Milia (Université Paris 8).

He has published several articles: Franco Oppo, appunti sulla figura e sullo stile (Musica/Realtà 2011) and Spectralism and Traditional Oral Music in the Style of Horatiu Radulescu (University of Edinburgh 2012). Some of his recent compositional works include: Giorzi'eFrores (2011) for solo mandolin Ed. Les Produtions d'Oz (Canada), Sonata (2013) for solo piano Ed. ArsPublica (Italy), Musica per quartetto d'archi… gli universi isomorfi (2013) for string quartet, Gli Specchi di Giorzi (2014) for ensemble, L'Uovo di Brancusi (2014) for flute and string quartet and Reminiscenze dall'uovo (2015) for bass flute, viola and cello.

TORAMAN, Zeynep (Turkey)|soundcloud.com/zeyneptora

Zeynep Toraman is a composer from Istanbul, Turkey. In 2015, Zeynep completed her Bachelors degree in music and computer science at Columbia University where she studied composition with G. F. Haas and George Lewis. She attended workshops with composers Pierluigi Billone, Franck Bedrossian, Joshua Fineberg and Joel Hoffman. Currently she is pursuing a Masters degree in Composition under the direction of Philippe Leroux at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.