Mercé Capdevila Gaya

(born in Barcelona, Spain, 20th March 1946), composer. 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.
Select works: A bao a qu, 1987, fl, cl Sib, vl, vlc, pf, electr; A bao a qu dos, 1986, 2 voices, electr; A Chillida, 1997, sax with SPX 90 II, tape; Acte o sintonia, 1977, pf; Alegries de comedia, 1991, tape, sint- claqué; Baobab, 1985, amplified chi, diley; Barcelona equilibrista, 2007, fl, ob, cl sib, fg, cor, perc, pf, 2 vl, vla, vlc, cb; Bolero de Ravel per a Salomé, 1991, electr; Breches il-luminacions, 1986, electr audiovisual; Clar de lluna de Débussy per a Salomé, 1991, electr.
Select Recordings: Baobab, 1991; Compositors de Barcelona 1, 1992: "Nu", tape, chit and SPX 90 II; Presencia de Luigi Nono: "Risonanza 3"; Avuimúsica, 1981: "Intermezzo 10"; ZAS. Música vertical, 2007.

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Milada Orságová Červenková

(born in1947, in Trebic, Czech Republic). composer, violinist. From 1962 to 1968 she studied at the Brno Conservatoire violin and piano with John and Susan Zamecnikova. As a violinist she worked in the orchestra of the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc. In 1985-90 she completed her composer education with courses at the Conservatory in Ostrava. In the eighties and nineties she composed chamber music, including the String Quartet, Music for Brass and Pastoral Suite for Flute and Harp recorded for the radio. Many of the composer's works have been performed at concerts organized by the Association of Musical Artists and scientists in Olomouc, Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen. Her composition for flute, clarinet, violin, two cellos, double bass, piano and percussion Hommage á Heidelberg in 1996 was written for the city, which had celebrated 800 years since its founding, was premiered at the festival concert in Heidelberg.
Selected work: Vox Aeterna, a song for low voice and piano to words by Rostislav Bartocha 1978; Variations for piano on the theme of Childhood 1978; Andante and Scherzo for piano 1979; Jingles, six miniatures for piano 1980; Seven of Horácko folk songs arranged for medium voice and piano 1981; Cormorants and the Letter in a bottle, children's songs with piano accompaniment to words of George Zack (1984); Sonatina for violin and piano 1986; Duettino for violin and cello 1986; There is no better than the spring, mixed choir folk texts from burner 1987; Kaliya - Lila, rhapsody for cello, harp and timpani 2008.
Awards: Sonata for Violin and Piano won the 1992 Czech Music Fund Award.

Monic Botella Cecconi

(born in Courbevoie, France, 1936),

composer and conductor. She won prizes for writing (harmony, counterpoint, fugue) at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 1966 and the Grand Prix de Rome for musical composition. She was music theory teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from 1982 to 2002. In 2012, she was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Since 2004, she has lived in Provence in the Luberon where she created Les Saisons de la Voix, a series of musical events to help promote young opera talents. Among her many works : Mosaïques for percussion and string orchestra was premiered in Munich under the direction of Rudolf Kempe, 1973 ; Noctuaile, libretto by René David for FR3, the same year received the Grand Prix of  the Académie du Disque français et du Film musical, 1984 ; La Femme de l’Ogre opera Tale, libretto by Pierrette Fleutiaux Radio-France commission, was chosen to represent France at the Prix Italia, 1988. Il signait…Vincent, libretto by Jacques Unal, a passionate opera about the life of Vincent Van Gogh is set at the Grand Théâtre de Tours, with a made for television “Naissance d’un opera”, FR3, 1991 ; French Suite, a chamber opera is set in Pittsburgh (USA), 2012. Most of her works are published by Billaudot et Delatour.
Selected works : Ellipseis, for piano, 1967 ; Concerto pour orgue, soprano, orchestre à cordes ; Trois inventions à trois voix pour trois instruments (vl, vcl, pf), Rideau rouge edition; Argile, for percussion and string orchestra, 1992 ; Instants, for mezzo-soprano coloratura, clarinet and string orchestra ; La chèvre amarante, a tribute to Ravel (L’enfant et les sortilèges) ; La Femme de l’Ogre, opera-tale, 1983 ; Il signait…Vincent , 1991 ; Opera-clown, opera for and by children, 2001 ; Pirlipipi, opera for and by children, 2002

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