Sylvie Bodorová

(born in 1954, Czech Republic), composer. She studied composition at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and as a post-graduate later on at the Music Academy in Prague. She continued her studies in Gdansk and Siena (with Professor Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana) and from 1987 she regularly attended Professor Ton de Leeuw's composition courses in Amsterdam. She taught at the Janáček Academy in Brno and, in the 90s, at the CCM Cincinnati, Ohio (Composer in Residence 1994-95, 1995-96). Since the early 80s her works have been performed in all the continents, even in the Antarctic where her "Homage to Columbus" for guitar was heard in 1997. She has received several competition prizes (Mannheim, Czech Radio Prague) and many prestigious commissions from the Warwick Festival in the 90th Megiddo - Piano Trio - 2001, for the same festival -Terezin Ghetto Requiem - Škampa Quartet - 1998, Ama me" for Baritone and Piano-1999 and Vertumnus - Brass Quintet in 2005. She also wrote compositions for Buenos Aires –"Concierto de Estío" for Guitar and Orchestra–1999 and for Bochum in Germany - Saturnalia for Orchestra–1999. After the great success of Terezín Ghetto Requiem the Prague Spring International Music Festival commissioned oratorio Juda Maccabeus for the performance in St. Vitus Cathedral in May 2002 and then in Litomyšl International Festival in June 2002. Concerto dei fiori for Violin and Strings was premiered at Prague Spring Festival 1997, then performed in the United States (1998) and in PONTES Festival Prague (1998) Sylvie Bodorová was member of Quattro (Group of prestigious Czech composers)–Otmar Mácha (1922 – 2006), Luboš Fišer (1935 – 1999) and Zdeněk Lukáš (1928–2007).
Selected works: Commission for Camerata Bern, Bern Concerto, Silberwolke, Concerto for Vioin, Viola and Strings 2005, which has been performed in Bern and Germany; Piano concerto Come d'accordo, 2005 for Prague Philharmonia and pianist Martin Kasik; Concerto dei Fiori, Concerto for Violin and Strings (chamber version with piano), 1996; Concierto de Estío for Guitar and Orchestra, (1999) and for Bochum in Germany- Saturnalia per orchestra grande (1999); Juda Maccabeus – oratorio, 2002; Ave Noël for Tenor /Soprano/ and Orchestra - Christmas Song, 2003; Carmina Lucemburgiana for strings, 2008.

Tamara Basarić

(Sremska Mitrovica, 23rd May, 1977), studied composition and conducting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Slavko Šuklar and later with Milan Mihajlović, with whom she graduated in 2004 with her orchestral work, Forms of Fantasy. Since 2005 she has been working in the same institution as an assistant professor for counterpoint, harmony and instrumentation. She followed master classes in 2007 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano with Nadir Vassen and master courses in electronic music at the Scuole Civiche-IRMUS in Milan. She also followed courses with Johannes Schollhorn, Zoltan Jeney, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Helmut Lachenmann, Jonathan Harvey and Sylvano Bussotti, including those at the Bartok festival (2006 and 2007) and IRCAM conference XI (2005) in Skopje. Her works include: Trio, for 2 trumpets and piano, Predeli - Vodena i Ognjena zemlja, Traffic, for wind quintet, Variations, for string orchestra, Nevolucija, sextet for flute, clarinet, horn, viola, cello and piano, Landscape, for large “tamburica” orchestra, Forms of Fantasy, for symphony orchestra; music for the theatre: Plavi Jezik, Peter Pan and Kapetan Dzon Piplfoks.

Tanja Brüggemann

(born 15 September 1970 in Linz, Austria).

She had her first piano lessons at the age of five at the Bruknerkonservatorium in Linz, and then followed by studies in piano, jazz piano, composition and musicology in Linz and Vienna, and studied composition in London. At the Bruknerkonservatorium she  also completed the Linz Studium for the Pedagogy Instruments and has taught since 1995 in the Music school in upper Austria. She was also active in the music project sound switching networks. She attended Master classes with Jose Manuel Lopez , Fabio Nieder and Klaus Huber. Within the framework of Erasmus, she studied in Lodz, Poland with composer Zygmunt Krauze and electroacoustic composition with Krzysztof Knittel and there she finished, her  post-graduate study for film and audiovisual composition of  Academy of Music. From 2011 she graduated with honors in the Bachelor's program with Adriana Holszky, as well as music theory and counterpoint with  Alexander Muller Bach at the Mozarteum Univeristat Salzburg Since 2012, she has pursued a master's degree in Taristan Murali.
Works: Fliegende Leitern (2012)) for soprano, fl, cl, vlc, pf, playback after a picture by LOUISE Bourgois "unconcious Compulsive Thoughts;Was wahr is (2011) for Soprano, Fl, Cl; Somata Ison Pneumata I II (2008-2009) streichquartett, Holzbläserquintett; Sand auf meinen Schuhn (2010), from 2 poems of Thomas Bernhard; Knochenmann (2009) from 1 poem of Francois Wetterwald ;Spring/Pavaris/Frühling (2009) from the same poem of Salomeja Neris; Spiegelungen Brücken umfliessender Klänge (2008)