Paula Azguime

Composer and flutist, was born in Lisbon in 1960. In 1985 created with Miguel Azguime Miso Ensemble, a flute and percussion duo, one of the most important Portuguese contemporary music groups. She has an intense artistic activity, with incursions in graphic design, video and scenery; joins a long dedication to the promotion of Portuguese composers and the promotion of contemporary music. Within this framework has developed numerous activities highlighting the creation of the independent label Miso Records, the International Festival Musica Viva, the creation of the Portuguese Federation of Electroacoustic Music / UNESCO, the direction of the Portuguese Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music / UNESCO.

Rosana Arbelo Gopar

(born 24 October 1955 in Lanzarote, Spain) singer and composer. In the early 1980s, at age 20 she moved to Madrid where she studied music and guitar. She began composing music after this. Her debut album, Lunas Rotas, was released in 1996. The soundtrack for the 1996 movie Curdled featured her songs "Lunas Rotas" and "El Talismán," exposing her to an international audience. Her second album, Luna Nueva, was released in 1998 and had a more mature and deep sound. After three years, during which she wrote songs for other artists, her third album, Rosana, was released in 2001. In December 2003, Rosana released Marca Registrada, a double-disc album that contained 10 new songs, 12 greatest hits, and two videos. Most recently, she has been on tour in both Spain and Latin America, promoting her 2005 album Magia.
Recordings: Magia, WEA International Records, 2005; A Las Buenas y a Las Malas, 2009; Buenos Días Mundo, WEA International Records, 2011.
Awards: She won first place in Benidorm's music festival with her song Fuego y Miel, which led to her winning a recording contract with MCA. Later she has received: Premio ondas (1996), Premios de la Música (1997- 1999), XL Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (1999), Premio Amigo (1997, 1999, 2001), IFPI: Platinum Europe Award (1997), Premios Gardel de la Música (1999), Premio Cadena 7 (2001), Premio COPE (2006), Premio "Micrófono de Oro" (2006), Cangrejo de Oro (2007), Premio "Lunas del Auditorio" (2007), Medalla de Oro al mérito en las Bellas Artes (2008), Premio Cadena Dial (2009), Premio "Ser Canario" (2010), Premio Cadena Dial (2010), Festival Internacional de Música Tierra de Gigantes de Campo de Criptana- Premio Quijote De La Música (2011), LIII Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (2012), Premios Pantalla De Cristal, 2012, Festival del Huaso de Olmué- Reconocimiento por el público XLIV Versión, 2013. 

Sanna Ahvenjärvi

(born in1972 in Rovaniemi, Finland, resident in Haapajärvi, Finland) composer. She graduated in 2005 from the Mozarteum University with Mag. Art. "Magistra der Künste" in Composition, working with composer Adriana Hölszky. In 2002 she graduated with a Music Theory Diploma at the Oulu Conservatory, with Vesa Valkama. She has received many grants from Austria, Finland, Germany and Luxemburg. Her compositions have been performed by the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Oulu Symphony, Duo Gelland, Stadler Quartett of OENM, Bodø Sinfonietta, at the Stockholm New Music, Båstad Kammarmusik, at the Uuden musiikin lokakuu, at the Start, GegenWelten and at the Komponistmöte Nordkalotten festivals. Since 2008 she has been teaching music theory and composition at the Music Institute of the River Valleys. Other teaching experience has come from the Oulu University, the Oulu Polytechnik and Oulu Conservatory. In 2004-2005 she was a composer in residence at the Lapland Music School in Rovaniemi, Finland in the national Composer in Music School project. Ahvenjärvi is a member of the Society of Finnish Composers.
Selected works: Tämänkin Hämäran 1997-1998 for Soprano and Orchestra; Strörungen 2003-2005 for Symphony Orchestra; Revontuulet 2004-2005; Miracle Overture for Symphony Orchestra 2005/2010/2011; Chamber works: Aduendando; Composition for Windquintet; Stringquartet No.1; Fingers to the Bone for Violin Duo; Three small pieces for viola trio 2009-2010; Works for solo Instruments: No Piece by Violance, 2002-2003 for viola solo.

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