Michèle Bokanowski

(born in 1943, resident in France), composer. From a family of musicians, at 22 she read À la recherche d’une musique concrète of Pierre Schaeffer and decided to study composition. After a classical education in harmony, she met Michel Puig, a student of René Leibowitz, who taught her musical theory and analysis after the Traité d’Harmonie of Schoenberg. In September 1970, she began a two-year internship at the Service de la Recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer. In parallel she participated in a research group on sound synthesis, studied computer music at the Faculty of Vincennes and electronic music with Eliane Radigue. Between 1972 and 1984, she composed essentially for concert - For a pianist, Trois chambres d’inquiétude and Tabou - and the cinema - music short films of Patrick Bokanowski and his film L'Ange. Since 1985, she has also composed for the television, the theater - with Catherine Dasté - and the dance - with choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue, Bernardo Montet and Isabelle Kürzi.

Nataša Bogojević Bugarinović

(Valjevo, 1st January, 1966) studied composition in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srđjan Hofman, followed by courses for electro-acoustic music with Vladan Radovanović (III program of Radio- Belgrade), chamber music with Olivera Djurdjević and film-music with Ennio Simeon in Italy. She has worked as the music editor of the Beorama magazine (1986-1989) and for cultural programmes for TV Belgrade (1985-1989). Awards won include the: Josip Slavenski Prize (1987), Annual Prize of the Association of Composers, Serbia (1988), UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) (1989). Her music has been included in festivals in Orleans, France (1988) and the Yugoslav Review of Composers (Opatija, 1998). Her works include: Travelling on Grammatica, song cycle (1984), La nostalgia dell’infinito, flute and piano (1985), Full moon circle of ground, live electronics and five groups of female voices (1986), Formes differentes de sonneires de la rose + croix, piano, prepared piano and cymbals (1986), Circulus vitiosus, symphony orchestra (1990), First Symphony (1991).

Nélida Béjar

(born in Munich, Germany, 1979) composer and pianist. She began her musical studies in Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga) studying piano. At thirteen she went to Munich where she finished her studies in piano at the Münchener Musikhochschule Lehramt Musik für Gymnasien and began his training in composition at the Richard - Strauss- Konservatorium, with Wilfried Hiller. In 2006 she began her doctorate studies in composition at Trinity College Dublin with Donnacha Dennehy. She was commissioned the music for the work Exodus of the European Theatre Project, that was interpreted in Malta, Catania, Vienna , Munich and Warsaw.
Selected works: Brents, 2005, s, vl, glarm, perc, arp; Cortaziana, 2005; Exodus, vl, pf, eletr; In the sun wear black, wind ensemble.
Recordings: "Punkt 11" neue und neuere Musik (Werke von Edlund, Béjar, Xenakis, Hosokawa, Rihm, Ishii, Gourzi, Trüstedt/Schäffer), Hochschule für Musik und Theater München / Bayerischer Rundfunk, 2003; Singphonic Christmas, Die Singphoniker (2005); 9 Fanfaren, brass ensemble of RSK, published for the anniversary of the Deutsches Museum of Munich (2004).
Awards: Fellowship of the State of Bavaria at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, 2004; Richard Strauss Prize of the City of Munich, 2005; Residence at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg, 2007- 2008; Music award of the City of Munich, 2011