Antima Abbamonte

(Milano, 26 Aprile 1967)
Cantante, autrice, arrangiatrice, produttrice e band leader, nota con il nome d’arte di Lupa. Nata in una famiglia di artisti da bambina ha lavorato come modella per Vogue Bambini e più tardi come attrice nella compagnia di Dario Fo' e sua moglie Franca Rame. Trasferitasi in Inghilterra a fine anni Ottanta, frequenta la Birmingham School of Speech and Drama e la London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Vive a Birmingham, dove dal 1996 ha collaborato con vari musicisti, compositori, arrangiatori, produttori e tecnici del suono nell'ambito della musica pop e underground sulla scena inglese, spagnola ed americana incluso Bryan Corbett, Roberto Dell’Era, Alfonso Deidda e Roger Inniss. Ha inciso diversi cd con le sue musiche, fra cui spiccano l’album d’esordio“House of Blue” e “Lupa live at Symphony Hall”, del 2006. Tra le sue composizioni: Notte & giorno, Luck & love, Farewell, If u close yr eyes.

Lupa pseudonim of Antima Abbamonte (born in Milan, 26th  April 1967) singer, song-writer, arranger, producer and band leader. She moved to England at the end of the 80’s, and attended the “Birmingham School of Speech and Drama” and the “London Academy of Music & Dramatics Arts”. She has performances all over Europe working with various musicians like: Tom Hill, Roger Inniss, Mike Green, Ryan Trebilcock, Dave Storer, Trevor Lines, Peter Reed, Cornelius Wynter, Chriss Map, Charlie West, William French, Andy Hamilton.
Selected works: Notte & giorno; Luck and love; Farewell; If u close yr eyes.
Recordings: House of Blue; Lupa live at Symphony Hall, 2006.


Arienne Dorothea Agnoletto

(born in Poland, resident in Vienna).

Conductor, composer, violinist and pianist, and also holds a law degree. She has frequented courses for orchestra conductor  in the Vienna Academy of Music, held by the Professor Karl Osterreicher, and in Mainz held by  the carismatic Sergiu Celibidade. She has presented several concerts in different European countries, and in Japan, Korea, Usa and Mexico. She has been active internationally as a conductor since 1993. Agnoletto has collaborated with various orchestras and opera houses such as the Lviv Theater of opera and Ballet, Teatro Regio di Torino, The Silesian Opera and the Orchestra Femminile Europea (Milan). Since 1994, she has been principle conductor of the Philarmonica Gaudì Vienna, which has performed different concerts, tours ( Guanajato Festival during the  Mexico Tournèe in 1996), and the Young Polish Philarmonic.  Agnoletto is chairwoman of the Viennesse association Art in Action. She has been a member of OKB since 2001. Her first opera, Brahman (1996), was commissioned by the city of Cracow and written using an avant-garde composing technique that precisely transfers the mathemathical frequencies of the texts onto notes. Her children’s opera Pinocchio (2001) was commissioned by the Comune di Vittorio Veneto from texts by the well-known Florentine poet and painter Dora Raparo Bianchi. She speaks six languages fluently.
Selected works Venus Hochzeit oder die Klage einer alten Frau aus Berlin for s, mime, tape and chamber orchestra, text: P. Sichrvsky, premiere: Philarmonia Gaudi Vienna, Haus der Musik ( Vienna 2000);Pinocchio, children’s opera 2001, text: D.R.  Bianchi, Teatr Korez ( Katowice 2003) ; Ave Maria for mixed choir, premièred by the Lviv Chamber Choir “ Gloria”, Ave Maria Festival ( Poland 2005); Brahman Opera, text: Malgorzata Stawarz 1997 commissioned by the city of Cracow, performed framm. 1998 Lvov, Ucraina Lvov Philarmonia.
Adaptation Alexander von Zemlinsky- II. Streichquartett- ad. for string orchestra 2000 reg. Cd prod Klangvolumen30000 Philarmonia.
Discography: I love Johann Strauss. Ursula Rojek singt die schönsten Operetten und Wiener Melodien, with Ursula Rojek, coloratura soprano and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow (CD)

Tribute To Freud, soloist. Ingrid Haselberger, Philarmonia Gaudi Vienna (CD)
Ave Maria, Lviv Chamber Choir  „Gloria“ (CD)

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Artemia Aifotitti

Composer, she was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1986. She studied at City University, London, with Norman Beedie at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) and with Rhian Samuel. She graduated in June 2007 with a Bachelor of Music and continued with a Master of Arts in Instrumental and Vocal Composition at City University with Rhian Samuel. Her works have been performed by the prestigious London Sinfonietta, in well known venues in London such as LSO St. Luke's and The Warehouse, Waterloo. She was student ambassador for City University's Music department and School of Arts. She was composer in residence for the Cyprus Clarinet Studio (CCS) for the academic year 2008-2009 and secretary of The Friends of Arte Society. Since her return to Cyprus in 2008, she is active as a composer with performances in several events throughout Cyprus.