Elsa Biston

(born in Lyon 1978, resident in Paris) composer. She jointly conducted scientific studies and instrumental studies - preparatory class at INSA Lyon, prize conservatory Lyon clarinet. After studying sound engineering at Primus center in Strasbourg, she became sound engineer for contemporary music and artistic director (musician sound director) at Radio France, and runs parallel composition studies. In 2006, she won the DEM electroacoustic composition (with the prize of the SACEM) in the class of Philippe Leroux at the Conservatory Blanc-Mesnil and, in 2013, the DEM instrumental composition (with the prize the SACEM) in the class of Thierry Blondeau at the same conservatory. Her electroacoustic piece Muance (2006) was performed at various festivals (Futura, Night Blue, etc.). SCRIME contest finalist, she received the auditors Elektra Music prize (radio electroacoustic music on the internet). Elsa Biston wrote the play environment for spat'sonore, for three horns and clarinet "augmented" and she can guide their sound on a set of brass pavilions arranged around public (all through pipes blocks and pistons), and developed by the horn player Nicolas Chedmail. This piece was created in the Atelier du plateau in 2012 and received a grant for writing the SACEM. Elsa Biston composes music mixing instruments and electronic tape for shows and installations of Vincent Vergone - including Au hasard des oiseaux for children from 3 years, whose music was a state commission, created at the Dunois theater in 2006, and played in many places for children between 2007 and 2012.
Selected works: electroacoustic music muance, electroacoustic, published on CD Elektramusic "volume 03" and CD prize Scrime 2007 / / instrumental music: malleable, for 5 instruments, first performance by + TM  as part of the curriculum of composition Nanterre, 2009; Vif !, pedagogic piece for seven instruments, conservatory Blanc-Mesnil commission, 2012; milieu, for the spat'sonore, first performance in the Atelier du plateau, 2012; plus près, for solo clarinet, played by Ayumi Mori concert graduation conservatory Blanc-Mesnil, and Matthias Badczong at a concert of the "Musik im Unerhörte BKA" series in Berlin, 2013; je suis un desert, for 5 instruments, first performance  by the Cairn ensemble, conservatory Blanc-Mesnil, 2013 / / music show: Au hasard des oiseaux, state commission, electroacoustic music, for the children's show Vincent Vergone, first performance the Dunois theater, 2006 ; Micmacrocosmes, installation Vergone Vincent, exhibited at the Mallarmé museum in 2007; Rivages d'outre-monde, for flute and electroacoustic music for the Vincent Vergone show, first performance, the Dunois theater, 2011.

Emanuela Ballio

(Born in 1968 in Magenta, Italy), composer. She took her degree in composition when she was 22 years old at the Conservatory“Giuseppe Verdi”  in Milano Umberto Rotondi. In 1993 she graduated with Franco Donatoni in composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She has been recognized in numerous national and international competitions, including: "Fanny Mendelssohn" (Dortmund 1991), "Guido d‟Arezzo" (Arezzo 1991), "Grand Prix de Composition de Ville d‟Avray" (Parigi 1992), "GEDOK" (Mannheim 1994), "Jewish Concepts of Ecology" (Los Angeles 1994), "International Competition for Composers" (Winterthur 1996). She has written for soloists, chorus and orchestra, and also for unusual instruments such as the "Barberia organ”, and for chamber ensembles such as the accordion quartet and the assembly of recorders. Her compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals of major Italian, European, American and extra-European cities, and they were broadcast by international broadcasters and are published by Curci, Berben, Edipan and Fonè. She teaches  composition at the Conservatory of Music “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.
Selected works: “Improvviso” for guitar, “Sei episodi” for violin and piano, “Canto” for accordion quartet, “Missa I” for chorus and orchestra, “Rondò” for clarinet, “Tourbillon” for cello and piano, “Enigmi” and “Eclissi” for ensemble.

(Magenta, 1968) a soli 22 anni si diploma in Composizione al Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, sotto la guida di Umberto Rotondi. Nel 1993 si diploma con Franco Donatoni al Corso di Composizione dell‟Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma. Si è affermata in numerosi concorsi nazionali e internazionali, tra i quali: "Fanny Mendelssohn" (Dortmund 1991), "Guido d‟Arezzo" (Arezzo 1991), "Grand Prix de Composition de Ville d‟Avray" (Parigi 1992), "GEDOK" (Mannheim 1994), "Jewish Concepts of Ecology" (Los Angeles 1994), "International Competition for Composers" (Winterthur 1996). Ha scritto per solisti, coro e orchestra, ed anche per inusuali strumenti come l‟organo di Barberia, e per formazioni cameristiche quali il quartetto di fisarmoniche e l‟assieme di flauti dolci. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in concerti, rassegne e festival delle principali città italiane, europee, americane ed extra europee e sono stati trasmessi da emittenti internazionali e sono editi da Curci, Berben, Edipan e Fonè. E‟ titolare della classe di Composizione al Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luca Marenzio di Brescia.

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Encarna Beltrán

Was born in Madrid in 1948. She studied in Valencia, at "Joaquín Rodrigo" and "José Iturbi" Conservatories. She received the Composition National Prize in 1986 for "Corpus Professa", work for quintet and in 1999 for the orchestral work "Sinfonietta Alba”. She is a member of COSlCOVA (Valencia Sinfonic Composer Asociation). In her literary curriculum are included several prizes in poetry competitions. She is Epsilon Eridani group director, created at the Fine Arts in Valencia. Currently she is music theory and harmony professor at the Conservatory "Master Vert" in Carcaixent (Valencia).