Dora Draganova

(Ilieva) (born in 1946, in Sofia, Bulgaria), composer, daughter of the composer Iliya Draganov. She graduated from the State Academy of Music (1972). She studied Composition under Professor Parashkev Hadjiev and Professor Vesselin Stoyanov. She teaches Harmony at the National Dance Art High School (Former State Choreographic High School) and Piano at the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music High School. From 1971 to 1991 she edited the choral literature Native Song. She wrote stage and chamber music opuses; over 300 songs and pieces for children, choral and pop music; music to 50 cartoon films. The collection of piano pieces Children’s Corner was awarded by the Union of Bulgarian Composers, her musical play Pippi Long Stocking after Astrid Lindgren won the first prize in Dobrich (1999). Dora Draganova composes for stage and chamber ensemble, choral and pop performance and film soundtrack.
Selected works: Comic Opera The King-Basket-Maker in one act (1972); Yan Bibiyan (1986); Pippi Long-Stocking (1989); Sunny Circles –TV musical play (1989); Serenade for flute (violin), ob, cl, vla and vlc.(1996); String Quartet (1975); Books of the Specks for violin, viola, piano and reader (1994), Souvenir from Morocco for violin, guitar and piano (1998); Waltz for violin and piano (1997); Reverse River (1980); Star Drops ( 1983); Autumnal Woman (1996), Sonatina (1971), Sonata (1972), Children’s Corner Cycle (1972); Pussy Cat Has read Little Books (relaeased on Cd in 1988 and on audiocassette in 1992).

Dori Díaz Jerez

(born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 1971) composer and pianist. She studied piano at the Conservatory of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, complementing her training in New York, where she obtained a degree in composition at the Faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. She has received requests for the Ciclo de órgano histórico "Ars Organorum" de Canarias, of the Rotary Club and the Festival of the Canary Islands, among others.
Select works: Bagatela: para piano a 4 manos, 2002; Continuum, org; Cuarteto, 2 vl, vla, vlc; El espía del mal, symphony orchestra; Lejano... Próximo, vl, pf; Nocturnal, symphony orchestra; Suite para piano (1. Preludio – 2. Vals – 3. Improvisación – 4. Final), 2001, pf.

Eva Dahlgren

(born in Umeå, 1960, resident Stockholm/Sweden), is a singer and songwriter and an author. In Dahlgren's early career she participated in the Swedish Eurovision contest in 1979 and 1980 which led her to became an artist with a focus on the Swedish pop music stage. Ever since, Dahlgren has performed, recorded, toured and also written books. She was awarded four Grammies in 1991 for her album En blekt blondins hjärta, (A bleached blonde's heart) in the categories, Artist, Album, Composer, Female pop/rock and the single Vem tänder stjärnorna (Who lights the stars?) was elected Song of the year, the same year. She has written the lyrics to music by Swedish classical composer Anders Hillborg, that was performed by a symphony orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. As an author she has published Lars, Urban & Pudelstjärnan 2001, Lars och Urban och faster Los hemlighet, 2003 and Lars och Urban: Valparna tar over, 2004, which are all books for children.
Selected recordings: 1978, Finns det nån som bryr sig; 1981, För väntan, Sony Sweden; 1982, Tvillingsjäl; 1984, Ett fönster mot gatan; 1987 Ung och Stolt; 1989, Fria världen; 1992, För minnenas skull; 1999, LaiLai; Lost peoples area, 1995, Jag vill se min älskade komma från det vilda; 2008, Himlen är inget tak, with Peter Jöback.
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