Annick Chartreux

(born in Nancy, resident in Paris), composer. At the Conservatory of Nancy   she studied piano, chamber music, musical theory. She continued her musical studies in Paris with renowned teachers, where she has lived since 1973. She has dedicated her professional life to teaching and composition. She is the author of more than twenty collections and methods for piano, separate pieces, written for educational and recreational purposes, parts for youth ensembles, chamber music, published by Editions Van de Velde,Henry- Lemoine and Peer Music. Her editorial collaboration with Jean-Pierre Rubin is recent and  successful. Works published since 2001 are very original, both in training and in the choice of texts set to music. Many organizations have played her music, such as the choir and orchestra of the Conservatoire de Nevers which created the cantata «Donnez-moi la mémoire» in the Church of the Madeleine in Paris, January 27, 2005, under the direction of Michelle Ambrozetti. Also the chorus and orchestra of the Academy of Paris for two concerts in the Great Hall of Unesco in Paris (450 participants). Her recent works include a quatuor avec piano  (commissioned by the Da Camera Nevers Association) a sextuor à cordes, a mélodrame about a novel Nata Minor created in June 2005 by " Les concerts illustrés ", two poems of François Villon for choirs, soloists, horns and percussion and several song cycles on texts by Louise Labe, Catherine Pozzi, etc. As part of her work as a composer, Annick Chartreux is often invited to meetings composers-educators,  many conservatories, Canada, Lebanon, as she also has the opportunity to speak on the airwaves more specialized radios.  She also participated in several television programs as a composer, pianist and teacher.

Contact: http://www.editions-rubin.com

Argyro Christodulides

(born in 1982, in Nicosia, Cyprus). She began studying piano at the age of six and theory of music at the age of ten. In the year 2001 she was offered a place to study composition with professors Alessandro Timossi and Julian Philips, at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she graduated in 2005. Along with composition and piano performances she studied orchestration and conducting with Alan Hazeldine and arrangement with Simon Wills. Since 2005 Argyro has been working as a freelance composer. Her works include music for orchestras (small and large ensemble), contemporary operas, music for theatre productions and TV advertising productions (Cyprus, Denmark, US). As a pianist and composer she also performs regularly at various concert halls in Cyprus and abroad.
Selected works: Music for awarded films The Palace (by producer and director Anthony Maras); Music for the National Geographic's 3D Games (for Ps, Wii and X bOX platforms); Music for European Union documentaries award winning animations; Music for Orchestra: Lefkosia (Nicosia) April 2008, work for two pianos and percussion, performed at the 'Black Box' hall in Munich (Germany); Candles/ The city /Far away Distinction award for three songs (music composition and adaptation on three poems by renowned Greek poet Constantine Kavafi) May 2007, performed at the European Union celebrations (Literary Marathon) in Athens (Greece), 'Synaesthetico' one movement piano concerto (for solo piano & chamber orchestra) April 2006, performed in Nicosia by the Cyprus State Orchestra (Cyprus); Ilarion work for symphonic orchestra, performed in London by the Guildhall School orchestra (U.K.); Syrtos, Kommos, Symposium' three short pieced for solo oboe and piano performed in London in 2005, in February 2007 in Nicosia; Stichomythia 2007 work for chamber orchestra, performed in Stratford upon Avon by the Orchestra of the Swan (U.K.); Echoes from Bellapaix abbey work for string quartet, performed in London 2004, in Nicosia 2006.

Contact: www.argymusic.com

 

Beatrice Campodonico

(born 1958 in Milan, Italy), teacher, choir conductor and composer. She graduated in Composition with Vittorio Fellegara from the "Istituto Musicale Pareggiato Gaetano Donizetti" in Bergamo (Italy) and in Music and Choral Singing from the Conservatory in Verona (Italy). She also studied Electronic Music Composition with Angelo Paccagnini, (Milan Conservatory), Composition Teaching with Boris Porena and Composition with Ada Gentile and Franco Donatoni. Some of her works have been performed in numerous Italian cities in important events and are included in various CDs. Her work mainly includes solo and chamber music for different ensembles, without compromising on the teaching and the wider organic. She was guest of Italian and International radio and television transmissions, also monographical. She is also a choir conductor, promoter of contemporary music, teacher at the "Conservatorio Guido Cantelli" in Novara (Italy) and Vice President of the "Suonodonne Italia" association.
Selected works: Momenti, cl, tape, 1980; Trio n.1, fl, ob, cl (Ed. Rugginenti, 1984); Isola di Ulisse, coro (SATB) (Ed. Rugginenti, 1987); Carillon, pf (Ed. Rigginenti, 1989); Nochmals,pf (Ed. Rugginenti, 1991); Starslights, 10 wind instruments (1994 – inedito); Sirenes, pf (Ed. Pentaflowers, 1995); La Leggenda di Vassilissa, chit (Ed. Rugginenti, 1998); Canzone d'autunno fl, chit, (Ed. Rugginenti, 2000); Dialogo angelico, 2 chit, 2002.
Awards: "Etruria" prize from the International Courses in Oriolo Romano (Italy) ;"Diploma di merito" from the International Composition Competition "Paolo Borsacchi" in 1994, Viareggio, Italy.

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