Elif Çağlar-Muslu

Composer, arranger, and singer was born in Istanbul, Turkey 1980. She studied jazz composition at İstanbul Bilgi University Music Department. Later, she continued her master’s education on Jazz performance at The Aaron Copland School of Music in New York and graduated with an award. She gave concerts at various festivals such as 7, 17 and 18. İstanbul International Jazz Festival, Alanya Jazz Days, Kapadokya Jazz Says, Cuny Big Band Festival, Altın Koza Film Festival. Her first album of all original songs in English language, “M-U-S-I-C” , (Nu-Dc Records) was released in 2011.

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Elisabetta Capurso

(born in Mattuglie, Italy, resident in Rome), pianist, composer and musicologist. She graduated in Literature and Philosophy from the "Università La Sapienza" in Rome. Then she gained diplomas in Piano, Composition, Orchestral Conducting and Electronic Music. As a concert artist, she has performed for many important Italian and International associations, and as composer of orchestral, chamber and electronic music she has had numerous significant executions in Italy and abroad. Her piano work ...veniva il vento d'estate... was performed at the International Center of Contemporary Music "La Recoleta" in Buenos Aires in 2002 and at the International Festival of Contemporary Music in La Havana (Cuba) in 2003. In 1998 she has composed Voce mirabile for saxophone quartet, commissioned by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, and in 2010 Tre cose solamente..., for female voice and organ, commissioned by the "Festival Internazionale di Lecce" (premiere 2011 in Lecce (Italy) and then performed at the "Festival Nuova Consonanza 2012"). About her work Après Alfa, for saxophone quartet, timpani and string, commissioned in 2008 by "I Solisti Aquilani" (premiere in 2010), the Italian musical critic Luca Pavanel wrote the article "In ascolto_Capurso, se il tempo non si ferma alla Alfa" (Il Giornale, Milano). She has taught couses and stages in foreign universities and Italian Academies, such as at the "Conservatorio Gioacchino Rossini" in Pesaro (Italy) and at the "Conservatorio Santa Cecilia" in Rome. She was also artistic director of the Specialization Courses and the "Festival Musicale di Offida".
Selected works: Miscrostructures¸cl, tape, 1984; Lo specchio di Narciso, cl, 2002; Se mai..., baritone saxophone, 2006; Le parole sono di tutti, female and male voices, perc, live electronics, 2003-2004; Alfa.. senza origine, 2008; Suoni di sintesi, ovvero il suono, 2013.
Recordings: Se il Narciso si guarda, 2008, AFM-Accord for music, Roma; Après Alfa, 2012, S.E.D.A.M., Roma.
Publications: "Domenico Guaccero Teoria e prassi dell'avanguardia" in "Per un'analisi di Variazioni 2" (2009). Some of her writings are included in the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica book series.

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Eliška Cílkovà

(born in Prague, resident in Prague), composer. She began playing the piano when she was four. She studied composition with Bořivoj Suchy at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and Higher Specialized School in Prague. During her studies at the Conservatory, she also spent three years studying conducting under the direction of Michal Macourek. Since 2009 she has been studying composition at the Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava with L'Ubica Čekovskà. From September 2010 to 2011 Eliška studied at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Eliška Cílkovà is a member of the international composers association "4tones"and collaborates with the music group "Labua X", has founded two music groups, Jazzmaze and Delicate, and has composed the incidental music for a number of theatrical performances. Her works have been performed at many festivals within and outside the Czech Republic (Athena Festival (USA), BBIV (AU), SOOZVUK (SK), Bezručova Opava (CZ)). Her compositions The Dialogue for violin and piano and the Blue Room for solo piano won prizes at the Gramodeska International Composition Competition in 2008 and were released the same year on the CD Vinylovà and recorded for Czech Radio.
Selected works: Sounds of Chernobyl zone (coming in 2013); Sollar Warrior for Symphonic Orchestra, June, 2013; Věta for Symphonic orchestra, 22.10.2010 Czech Republic; Sheet music: Four pieces for violin and piano (2010, Amos editio); Cousciousness of reality for piano solo, Joseph Haydn Konservatorium, Eisenstadt, Austria (19.05.2011).
Awards: Special prize of Varhan Orchetsrovic Bauer: Věta pro velký symfonický orchestr, international composition competition, Gramodeska (2011), Genpatsu – Fukushima documentary, 2013.

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