Matilde Capuis

(born 1913, Naples, Italy, resident in Turin), pianist and composer. She started her musical studies (organ, violin and piano) in Venice with Gabriele Bianchi, then she studied at the "Conservatorio L. Cherubini" in Florence and at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena. As pianist, she has performed for many years with the cellist Ugo Attilio Scabia and with the soprano Susanna Ghione. From 1969 to 1983 she taught Theory and Composition at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" in Turin. Her works range from chamber music to orchestral music (Sinfonia in sol maggiore and Concentus brevis, per oboe and string orchestra) and sacred music (Il pianto della Madonna, for soloists, choir and orchestra). She shows a preference for the Nineteenth century, while remaining open to the needs of the Twentieth century. An isolated position in Italy which is the reason why only in recent years she has obtained in her country the visibility long ago reached abroad, especially in Germany where since 1994 the publisher Furore-Verlag has acquired all her unpublished scores to publish them.
Selected works: Corale, org, string orchestra, 1942; Ouverture, 1942; La nave della vita, ballad¸1947; Ave Maria, V, pf, 1950; Animato con passione, vlc, pf, 1964; Six preludes, pf (Ed. Curci, 1972); Fantasia, org, 1974; Canti senza parole, vl (Ed. Curci, 1976).
Awards: "Premio Quartetto Venesiano", 1948; "Premio Circolo Universitario", Bolzano, 1948; "Concorso Internazionale di Genova", 1952; Concurso International de Compositoras "H. Rubistein", Buenos Aires, 1962.
Publishers: Curci, Zanibon, Carich, Forlivesi, Scomegna, Barben and Furore-Verlag.

Maura Capuzzo

(born 1965 in Padova, Italy), teacher and composer. She studied composition with Chiara Benati and Giovanni Bonato, Choral Music and Choir Conducting and Electronic Music with Nicola Bernardini, then she completed her musical training with Francesco Valdambrini, Salvatore Sciarrino and Mauro Bonifacio. She also attended master classes with G. Grisey and H. Lachenmann. In 2009 she won the scholarship from the "Istituto di Cultura Italian"in Stockholm for a research project in collaboration with the KTH in Stockholm. Some of her chamber, choir and electronic music has been performed in festivals in Italy and abroad such as "MITO" in Milan, "ISCM" in Hong Kong, "Urticanti" in Bari (Italy), "Festivalpodium" in Zurich, "Gda" Padova, and have been broadcast on radio stations such as Radio3, WDR3, RadioVaticano, Radio4Hong Kong, DRS2, radio P2. Her sound installations have been reviewed in "Computer Music Journal" and "MIT Press Journal" ( Boston). From 1993 to 2003 she was a member of the Italian chamber choir "Athestis Chorus". She has recorded for the record labels "Altrisuoni" and "Velut Luna" and has published with Ferrimontana and Arspublica. She teaches at the "Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello" in Venice.
Selected works: Bosco di Courton Luglio 1918, coro, perc, 2003; Come arriva l'amore, così ti si libera il naso. Improvvisamente e a caso (M. Lotter), V, electronics; Di frammenti sparsi, memorie, colori, org; Il filo d'erba, se oscilla, è solo vento, vl, 2005; Pietre sole, nuvole, vla, cl, electronics; Tigli fiorirono nel mese sonnambulo, 2011.
Awards: European Women composer contest "Nymegen-Holland" - "Kaleidoscope Program of European Union 1997"

Mercè Capdevila

Was born in Barcelona in 1946. She studied at the Barcelona High Municipal Music Conservatory. Simultaneously, she also studied Plastic Arts at the Massana School in Barcelona, as well as at the Kunsthand Werk Schule de Pforzheim in Germany. Previously Capdevila worked on electro-acoustic music in the Phonos Labs in Barcelona with Professor Gabriel Brncic and attended courses on composition with Luigi Nono, Josep M. Mestres-Quadreny, Luis de Pablo and others. She has received comissions from CDMC, the Ministry of Culture in Madrid, as well as the Catalan Composers Association. Capdevila is a member of the Catalan Composers Association and founder of the Spanish Electroacoustic Music Association.