Ingeborg Bugarinović

(Belgrade, 10th July 1953) composer, violinist and pedagogue. She studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Enriko Josif and violin with Aleksandar Pavlović. A member of the Serbian Composers Association and of the Canadian League of Composers she has received many awards: October Student Prize, Stevan Hristić Prize, International Competition of Youth Music, and International Radio-television Award from Macedonia. Most of her works have been performed and recorded in Serbia, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands and Canada and include: Cycle of nine Cantatas, flute ensemble, choir and soloists as well as the orchestration of many important works for flute ensemble. Currently living in Canada she is totally dedicated to composing and teaching.

Irene Becker

(born in 1951 in Aalborg, Denmark, resident in Copehnagen), pianist and composer. After obtaining a MA in music from the Department of Musicology at University of Copenhagen, she studied at Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York in 1980 with Karlheinz Berger and Nana Vasconcelos, and composition with Bob Brookmeyer at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in the years 1996-98. Since 1980 she has been a member of New Jungle Orchestra and since 1978 of the Quartet Thermænius, which now performs as Dørge-Becker-Carlsen. Travels and tours to Gambia, Ghana, Bali, Siberia, China among others have given her opportunity to field studies and inspiration from the old music cultures of these places. Irene Becker has been working together with musicians and composers from Hanoi Music Conservatory. She has also composed for big band, chamber-ensembles and choirs, as well as film and theatre scores. She has composed songs, choir pieces, music for smaller and larger ensembles, big band, film music, documentary film for television programs, jingles, and theater music. Since 2008 she is member of the Danish Unesco National Commission, and in 2005/2006 she served as a member of Nomus, Nordic Music Committee.
Selected recordings: as composer on CDs-vocal and instrumental: Irene Becker & Sainko: Dancing on the Island; Charlotte Halberg, Irene Becker, Yu Jun: Xong for the Blue Moon; Irene Becker & Povl Dissing: Zoo Sange (Olufsen 1996); DǾRGE Becker Carlsen, featuring Hamid Drake: La Luna; DǾRGE Becker Carlsen, featuring Marilyn Mazur. Theater music: composed Music for Otte Smǻ Mirakler and Vandrigen og.Sandets 1998; concert performance with Pierre DǾRGE: Under en Anden Himmel 1998. Instrumental works: Thingvalla for big and band, Meltin Points for big-band, In a Dream for solo guitar, Lullaby for Tchicai for 9 Instruments.

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Iris Bergcrantz

(born 1992, Malmö, Sweden residence Skurup) is a jazz vocalist, composer and arranger. She was born into a music family and has performed and sung all her life, starting in her mother’s choir as a four year old. With this choir she toured together with her parents and her siblings who were also singing or acting. As a nine year old she participated on her first CD. However it was in her teenage years that she made her decision to continue life as a musician and composer, and she started to study voice and music at Heleneholmsskolan, a music college, in Malmö, Sweden from where she also received a scholarship. Nowadays she sings with an a cappella group Åkervinda, who perform and arrange Swedish folk music themselves for 4 female voices. Bergcrantz also composes in different fields, jazz music or works in collaboration with her mother – classical/contemporary composer Anna-Lena Laurin. She has undertaken studies at New Park Music Centre in Dublin as well as at the jazz track at Skurups Folkhögskola where she is presently in her final year of studies. Bergcrantz has performed with artist such as; Anders Bergcrantz, Zoltan Csörsz, Mattias Hjorth, Jonas Holgersson, Lennart Gruvstedt, Andreas Pålsson among others.
Selected works: Jul, (Christmas), 2010, for Coro; Hur kan jag säga, (How can I say), 2012, jazz ballad, lyrics Karin Boye.
Selected recordings: Sång till mormor Vanguard Music Boulevard, VMBFUL104
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: Third prize in an international competition in Macedonia 2007; The Shooting Star Of The Year 2009, Färs & Frosta Youth scholarship 2012.

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