Carin Bartosch Edström

(born 1965 in Malmö, resident Stockholm, Sweden), is a Swedish composer author and translator. She grew up in the USA and Italy and she has worked as an Italian language coach and translated opera librettos, specialized in old music. In 1987 she founded Lunds Studentopera, an "opera house/society" for students in Lund in Sweden where she directed works by Stravinsky and Hindermith. In the 90's she worked as a manger for the chamber orchestra Musica Vitae and her interest for composition was born. Edström studied at the Malmö Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and graduated in 1999. Her teachers were Rolf Martisson, Hans Gefors, Lars Ekström, Lars-Erik Rosell and Sven-David Sandström. Edström is one of the founders as well a member of the female composer society Opus 96. In her composing Edström is mainly writing vocal music. She has written operas such as Trassel and the children's opera Huvudsaken but she has also written instrumental works in different shapes. Edström is a performing soprano in the classical repertoire, but mainly in her own works. She was elected member of Society of Swedish Composers in 2000. In 2011 Edström debutated as an author with her criminal novel, Furioso.
Selected works: Asthmose, 2006, for 2 vl; Happiness is a G-string, 1996, for vla; Claudia goes shopping, 1995, for rec; Persephone's dream, 1988, for fl, pf; Redan morgon!, 2004, for solo cl; Playtime, 1996, for str; Kansas epidemix, 1994, for vl, vlc, str; Luce promessa, 1996, for vlc and orch; September 1918: tre sånger, 1999, for S, vl, lyrics by Edith Södergran.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB

Carlota Baldrís Rafecas

(born in El Vendrell, Tarragona, Spain) composer and teacher. She began her musical studies at the Conservatoire of Tarragona and obtained her degree in composition at the Conservatory of Barcelona, where she studied with Xavier Boliart and Albert Llanas. She complemented her training in film music with Joseph Nieto, in contemporary music with Jean Pierre Dupuy and Agustí Charles, choral and orchestra conducting with Ros Marbá and Francesc Llongueres, piano with Monique Deschaussé and she attended jazz courses with Manel Camp and Francesc Capella. She has been director and professor of musical language and harmony in the School of Music "Pau Casals" Vendrell since its founding in 1986. She is patroness of the Pau Casals Foundation and member of the group of composers of Tarragona. She has composed piano pieces, chamber, choral and scenic music as well as numerous harmonizations and arrangements of popular music and publicity music.
Selected works: A dos tiempos, norte y sur, 2001 (music for ballet); Aire vendrellenc: sardana, cobla; Apocalipsi, 2001, cl- electr; Bonastre: sardana, 2003, cobla; El Cabo Txusquero: operetta, 2003; Cabòries, 2000, cb, pf; Camoan, l'illa secreta: suite para piano, 2001; Cantata Guimerà, 1995, choir v. b., chamber orchestra; Les dents del gat: 17 cuartetos a partir de los poemas de Nati Soler, vl, cl, pf, perc; Divertiment per a gos, ocell I veu, 2000, electr.
Recordings: Aire vendrellenc i Bonastre, sardanas; El Cabo Txusquero, operetta; Cantata Àngel Guimerà; Les dents del gat; Gaudí, l'antimusical, operetta; El Jardí de les mentides, Oriol Grau´s theater work; L'oratori Àngel Tobies per a solista, cor i orquesta.
Awards: Prize Teresina Martorell, 2001.

Carolina Brandes

(Francoforte,18 Agosto 1966),cantante, pianista, arrangiatrice, compositrice. Si forma tra Roma e Berlino, proseguendo i suoi studi a New York alla “New school” e presso il “Berklee College of music” di Boston laureandosi in “Professional Music”. Ha collaborato con Barry Harris, il quale la inserisce come membro del “Jazz culturale Theater”; Kurt Rosenwinkel, Seamus Blake, Paola Cole. Leader di diverse formazioni, ha inciso con gli “O.M.P.”, artista eclettica è stata la prima cantante ad esibirsi regolarmente al famoso“Zinc-Bar” di New York.