Victoria Borisova-Ollas

(born 1969, Russia, resident in Stockholm/Sweden) composer. She won second prize in the Master prize competition in 1998 with her work Wings of the Winds. She uses an original and innovative vocabulary of sounds to create acoustic spaces of great beauty and intensity. Victoria began her musical studies at an early age. After graduating first from the Central School of Music in Moscow and then from the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, she continued her composition studies in Sweden at the Malmö Music College and in England at the Royal College of Music in London. Her music is widely performed all around the world by orchestras such as London SO, BBC P O, Wiener Radio SO and in Munich, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Duesseldorf, Stockholm, Bern, Gothenburg, Winnipeg etc. Her works have been broadcast by Swedish Television, BBC Radio 3, Swedish Radio P2 and by other broadcasting companies in Finland, Russia, USA, Slovenia, Germany, Canada etc. Since 2008 Victoria Borisova-Ollas has been member of the The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Selected works: Traumerei, 2010, for symphony orch, prem. Düsseldorf Syphony Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko; Angelus, 2008, for symphony orch, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/Sylvain Cambreling; Golden Dances of the Pharaohs, 2010, for cl solo and symphony orch, Martin Fröst, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo; Behind Shadows, 1999, for vla, vlc, cb, perc, KammarensembleN; Psalm 42 der Hirsch Schreit, 2008, for orch, 2 soloists, mixed Coro, org, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart; Colours of Autumn, 2002, Musica Vitae/Tuomas Ollila; In a world unspoken, 2005, for sax quartet, org, Calw, Germany; A midnight bell, 2002, for pf solo, Edward Liddall, London 2005; Silent Island, 2000, for pf solo, Thalia Myers, London 2001.
Selected recordings: The Triumph of Heaven, Phono Suecia; Behind Shadows, Phono Suecia.
Publications direction: Most of Borisova’s works are published by Universal Edition, Vienna.
Awards, selection: Her orchestral work Golden Dances of the Pharaohs was awarded two times, first from The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award 2010 and next year, 2011from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music / Christ Johnson Prize; The society of Swedish Composers Award/ Hilding Rosenbergs Prize 2009; The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award 2008 for The Ground Beneath Her Feet; The Royal Academy of Music/ Minor Christ Johnson Prize for Symphony no.1 2005. 

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Ylva Lund Bergner

(born in Lund, Sweden, 1981, resident Copenhagen, Denmark) began to study composition in 2001 at the Gotland School of Music Composition after some years of piano studies. She studied composition for four years at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with the teachers Pär Lindgren, William Brunson, Jesper Nordin, Fredrik Hedelin, Orjan Sandred, Lars-Erik Rosell and Lars Ekström. 2005/06 she took lessons with Fabio Cifariello Ciardi at Conservatorio di Musica in Perugia, Italy. She studied both the Master education and Soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. During 2010-11 she did an exchange at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon with the teachers Robert Pascal and Michele Tadini. In April 2012, she had her exam concert in Copenhagen with the ensemble Mimitabu, singers from the Copenhagen area and several soloists under the direction of the conductor Rei Munakata and Martin Toft Nagashima. She has cooperated with many renowned ensembles like the Pëarls Before Swïne, the Swedish and Danish Radio Choir, the Sinfonietta SAMI, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Curious Chamber Players, Neo, Dygong, Lydenskab, Trio Saum and Contemporànea, among others, and has been played in Iceland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Serbia, Australia, Montenegro and USA. She was the chairwoman in the organisation UNM (Young Nordic Music), working for young Nordic composers works, for four years, 2006-2010. She was festival director for the festival "I SPEAK MUSIC" in Gothenburg 2009.
Selected works: External cabinet (2013) for harm and electronics; Merle (2013) for fag and electronics, Stjernetrae (2013) for S, chit, Achenar (2013) for rec-b, vl and objects/electronics, Bländande ljus I natten (2012) for electronics; Den glimt jag såg (2012) for cb, fl, perc, prepared pf; Eoneo (2012) for orch; Memory (2011) for objects; Pas de Signal (help) (2011) for fl, vl,vlc,prepared pf; Palabras (2011) for solo vl, live electronics
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: Composition award and a 3-year-scolarship from the Danish Art Council in Denmark.

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Yolanda Barragán Hernáiz

(born in Madrid, Spain, 13 August 1970) composer. She is professor at the Royal Conservatory of Dance "Mariemma" of Madrid.
Selected works: Concierto para orquesta en tres movimientos, 1996, string orchestra; Helenika, 1998, tape; P- Kong. Teoría del caos, 1997, tape