Jana Barinkova

(born in Czech Republic), composer. She has a doctoral degree in composition from the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts (jamu) in Brno. She studied with Frantisek Emmert (jamu, 2001-2006) and Ivo Medek (jamu, 2006-11), and participated in composition masterclasses with many others (Jeff Beer, Felix Baumann, Mark Pekarsky, Martin Smolka, Tomas Ondrusek).
Selected works: Music of midnight fires 2001 for solo flute ; Six miniatures for chamber ensemble 2001; Inventions 2002 for solo trombone; Four seasons of eternity 2002 for organ, synthetiser and 2 percussionists; Words on strings 2002 on text by paul verlaine, for string quartet and baritone; Letokruhy 2003 for oboe, viola, harp, and harmonium; Duo 2003 for flute and clarinet; Lucente stella for chamber ensemble 2005 (premiered by ensemble klang at the gaudeamus festival in Amsterdam in 2006); Water air: an hommage to andre Breton 2005 for string trio, prepared piano, and three percussion players; and I know that you will come 2008.for string quartet and vibraphone.
Awards: special award for Czech composition, special award for composition by young composer, and 4th place in the International Finale (Rainbow Island) at The International Electroacoustic Music Competition "Musica Nova" 2005, 3rd prize (Music for strings and percussion) at the National competition of young composers "Generace" 2004.

Janet Beat

(17/12/1937, Streetly, UK) studied music at Birmingham University for her Mus. and M.A. As a composer, she had tuition from A.Goehr, Dallapiccola and Tippett. She has been a performer with her own ensemble and a lecturer. Between 1972-96 she lectured at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, (formerly the RSAMD), where she founded the electronic and recording studios and initiated a film music course. From 1996 she lectured at Glasgow University who made her an Honorary Research Fellow. Her music has been played world-wide with performances at some major music festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival, MDR Musicsommer, the Hayndfest, Tage für Neue Musik and has been a featured composer at festivals in Australia, Germany, Scotland and on Portuguese Radio She has had many commissions including some from the BBC, ITV, RSNO, Scottish Ballet and individual performers.

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Jehan Barbur

Singer, songwriter of Turkish descent was born in Beirut, 1980, and started her music career at the age of 24 in Istanbul as a singer. Despite her degree in literature she developed singing, composing and writing. Jehan released and produced two albums in which includes her songs. The albums are Uyan (2009) and Hayat (2010) released by Ada Music. She is exclusively touring for her albums, and acting in the theatre play “Şems! Unutma!”. She composed the music of the play with Cenk Erdoğan and received an award. Also, she composes songs for TV series and movies.