Evdokija Danajloska

(born in 1973, in Tetovo, Macedonia, resident in Gagny, France), composer. Evdokija Danajloska was featured at the Macedonian Music Days as part of the Young Composer's Forum as early as 15. She studied piano, composition, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, and conducting at the Music Academy in Skopje, where she received her diploma in composition in 1997. In 1998 she moved to Paris to continue her studies of composition with Gérard Grisey and Marco Stroppa, and improvisation with Alain Savouret, Rainer Bosch et Alexandros Markéas at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In 2003 the reading panel of IRCAM and the Ensemble Intercontemporain selected her to participate in the yearly session in composition and computer music. Master classes and workshops include those at the Foundation Royaumont (with Brian Ferneyhough, Stefano Gervasoni and Brice Pauset), and at the International Bartok Festival in Szombathely (with Brian Ferneyhough and Marco Stroppa). In June 2009, she participated in a workshop of composition and orchestration with the SWR Radio-Symphony Orchestra (Stuttgart) with Matthias Pintscher, Wolfgang Rihm and Marco Stroppa. In November 2013. she participated at the conference "Tradition et invention dans la composition musicale autour de la Méditerranée, University Paris 8 (France). In May 2011 she presented her work at the conference Les chemins de la voix (University Paris 8), entitled The voice in the dialogue with oneself. In February 2010 she performed her work Canto civile, for six voices by Neue Vokalsolisten; Text: Pier Paolo Pasolini (To transhumanize and organize) at Festival Neue Musik ECLAT (Stuttgart, Germany). In June 2008 she gave a conference on Speech: a sound model for musical composition and performance at the symposium Expressivity in Music and Speech (IRCAM, Paris).
Selected recordings: Into the twilight, for voice; Text: William Butler Yeats 2012; Espoir, for Children Choir a Cappella 2010; Canto civile, for six voices; Text: Pier Paolo Pasolini (To transhumanize and organize) 2009/10; 3 Songs for a Wounded Human Being for Mixed Choir a Cappella 2009/10; Voices for Soprano and 16 Musiciens; Text : William Butler Yeats 2008/09; 3 Chansons, for Mixed Choir a Cappella; Text : Jacques Roubaud's « E » 2006/07; Dédoublement, for Voice and live Electronics (2004); Song Without Words, for Soprano solo and two trios: Mezzo soprano, Tenor, Baritone - Flute, Clarinet (Bass clarinet), Percussion (2003); Turn, then ..., for Soprano, Baritone and Ensemble 2002 ; The cry of the lonely man, for Vocal Quartet (2001).

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Francesca Dambra

(born 10th July 1969 in Milan, resident in Rapallo, Italy) pianist and composer. Since 2003 she has studied piano privately with Paolo Agosteo. Self-taught composer (studying "Elementi di composizione musicale" and "Manuale di armonia" both by A. Schoenberg), she began writing music in 2008. Her compositions are only didactic, written in increasing order of difficulty and published in three volumes.
Works: 10 studi progressive per pianoforte, Monza, Casa Musicale Eco, 2010; A tempo di valzer, Bergamo, Edizioni Carrara, 2011; Melodia & armonia. Nuova didattica per pianoforte, Roma, Sideral Edizioni, 2012.

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Giada De Gioia

(born in Milan, Italy), singer and composer. She studied at the CTA, NAMM and CPM in Milan and specialized in Jazz singing with Tiziana Ghiglioni. After musical studies, she began performing in pop, gospel and jazz music with different groups. With musicians Paolo Alderighi and Riccardo Vigorè she founded the "gospel Project", a trio with which she has participated in several editions of the radio programme "Demo" (RadioUno RAI, Italy). She has worked with Paolo Tomellieri and Roberto Favilla Jr. and was finalist in the competitions "In the Name of Salt", "Milanocanta", in the international USA competition "Songwriting Competition" 2001 in the World Music category with her song Magia di un battito and in the Janis Joplin Prize 2010. Guest of the guitarist Stefano Barbati at the "Dadi Guitar Festival" 2006, in 2007 and in 2009 she participated in the radio festival of Italian jazz voices "Dubidù Puntoradio Pisa", and in 2010 performed for the RAI, Italy, (Best Summer Demo 2010). She was selected by Mei for the competition "Un brano per le lavoratrici Omsa" with her song Donne come fiori, in 2011. Since 1997 she teaches singing at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Corsico. She also directs the "Afroblue" choir, for which she writes arrangements.
Selected works: Midnight D.J., written with Pino Bifano, 1988; L'acqua de la luna and Orazion on text by Bruno Zocchi; Medicine woman, jazz song for piano, voice and double bass, 2004; Grain of salt, V, coro, chit, pf, 2006; Come una preghiera, V, chit, 2007; Il respire del mondo, V, chit, 2007; La mia Africa, V, chit, 2010.
Recordings: "I ritmi di Giada"; "Gospelin' jazz" (Rugginenti, 2004).
Awards: prize for the best text of the song Principessa nel regno del ghiaccio, 2011.

Contact: www.giadadegioia.com