Dijana Bošković

(Zemun, Belgrade, 29 th December, 1968) flautist and composer won the City of Belgrade‟s October Prize at the age of sixteen and by the end of her studies had won first prizes in competitions organised by the Republic and Federal State. As the youngest of all students, she enrolled in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and after graduation began a professional career as flautist with the Belgrade Opera orchestra. She later studied with Alain Marion (France), Geoffrey Gilbert (USA) and T.Wey (England), as well as at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Paul Meisen. As a soloist or member of the orchestra she has performed in Germany, Italy, and France and in the former Yugoslavia. The experience gained as a performer improvising on the flute, led her to compose for this instrument, for chamber ensembles, orchestras, voices and the theatre. In 2009, the BEMUS festival commissioned Concerto for strings, dedication to Russian composers (2009) after Versus Vox Integra (2007) presented in the same festival. Other works include Zwischen Ost und West, flute and percussion (1999), Brutto Madonna, for a play by Lorenz Gutmann (1997/1998), Volksschauspiele Telfs, Germany.

Elif Bleda

Pianist and composer of Turkish descent was born in Bonn, Germany, 1977 and finished her musical studies at Conservatoire F. Poulenc in Paris with high honors. At the same time, she studied “Communication” at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University focusing on musical communication, semiology of music and applying phenomenology to “musical listening”. Her master thesis was based on the perception and listening experience of contemporary music. Meanwhile, she had the opportunity to make several soundtracks for short movies. Back in Turkey in 2007, she achieved a second master degree on Sound Engineering and Design at MİAM, Istanbul Technical University Center of Advanced Studies in Music. She gave Western Music History lessons at the University of Bogaziçi and is still giving piano lessons at the French music school (EFMİ ). She is the owner of the music production company Tricks and composes for plays, movies, and advertisements.

Elisabetta Brusa

(born 1954, in Milan, Italy) composer. She studied Composition with Bruno Bettinelli and Azio Corghi at the Conservatory in Milan, gaining diploma in 1980. From 1976 to 1981 she studied Composition at the "Dartington Summer School of Music" (UK) with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and from 1978 to 1985 with Hans Keller. In 1983 she attended Composition Courses at the Tanglewood Music Center (USA) with the Fellowships Fromm & Fulbright Foundations. From 1988 to 1990 she won artistic residencies from the "MacDowell Colony" Foundation. She took part in numerous commissions, performances & broadcasts in Europe, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, Hong Kong & Korea with orchestras such as: BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Gera-Altenburg Philharmonisches, Aachener Kammer Orchester, Boris Brott Festival Orchestra, Virtuosi of Toronto, Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra of Tirana, London Chamber Symphony, New England Philharmonic of Boston, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Alea III Ensemble of Boston, and many other chamber orchestras, ensembles and soloists. She recorded with National and International Radio and TV such as RAI, Radio Vaticana, BBC Radio 3, Radio CBC, Radio SR and many others. She teaches Composition and Orchestration at the Conservatory in Milan since 1985.
Selected works: Il fiume di sera, ,Mzs, orch. d'archi, 1978-1979; L'ultima Cena, coro, orch.; Favole, orch. da camera, 1982-1983; Sinfonia Nittemero, orch. da camera, 1985-1988, premiere in London, BBC Broadcasting House, 1990; Suite Concertante, orch., 1986; Ostinato, fl, cl, vlc, pf, 1978; Miniature, fl, chit, 1984, premiere Naples, Circolo Artistico Politecnico, 1986; Fantasia Rapsodica, pf, 1982.
Recordings: 2 CDs with 11 compositions for orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, 2002, Naxos.
Awards: 1st prize "Washington International Competition for Composition for String Quartet", 1982.