Karen De Pastel

(born in the USA, resident in Vienna).

She studied organ performance, piano, violin and composition at the University of Music and the School of Performing Arts in Vienna. She graduated with distinction in 1987  and with the title of Magistra artium. In 1979 she debued as an organist at the Vienna Konzerthaus with works by J. S. Bach. As an organist and composer, she has gone on world tours (performing both solo and with renowned orchestras) in nearly every country in the world. Her works have been published by Doblinger and others. Since 1975, De Pastel has been Kapellmeister, organist and director of church music at Lillenfield Abbey.  She is director of the Lilienfiel Festival (opera, symphony and organ concerts) and president of the Lilienfield Summer Academy. Since 1985 she has been a professor at the Vienna University of music in piano (as a compulsory subject), organ solo and piano and organ labs. She presents an organ master class at the International Music Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has conducted symphonic repertoire since 2001. De Pastel is director of the organ festival “Wienerwald Orgelfest”
Selected works:18 Variationen über ein modales Thema für Orgels published by Cascade (television broadcast, ORF 1991); Impressionen über ungarische Volksmelodien for string orchestra, self-published.; Phantasie über den Bernardi-Hymnus des Zisterzienseordens for solo organ and string orchestra, self published.
Performances: Solo org concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus ( 1979, 1981, 1985)
Bernardi-Hymnus, org solo, with the Moravian Philarmonic Olomouc (Musikverein, Vienna)
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and 5th Piano Concerto, conductor (Lillienfield Abbey, 2007)

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Karine Dumont

(born in France, resident in Marseille), composer, improviser. After studying literature and administration, Karine Dumont followed the cycle of Jazz CNR Amiens (teachers: W. Razafimbello and H. Krief) and CNR Marseille (teachers: P. Renault and R. Imbert). She was part of the class of electroacoustic music CNR Marseille (teacher: P. Gobin). She attended Alain Gautré on creating Balancelles of Catherine Zambon.  She followed computer software courses at IRCAM (Paris) and sound documentary creation at Phonurgia Nova (Arles). She composes mainly for the theater, especially for the Théâtre Inutile company (Amiens), the Collectif la Glacière (Nantes), the Ches Panses Vertes company (Amiens) and Paroles Buissonnières (Amiens). In addition to the music scene, she composes electroacoustic and radiophonic pieces. She continues to research new ways of musical composition, especially in the field of free improvisation (soprano saxophone, electronic instruments) and focusing on crosses between different artistic disciplines.

Lil Darling pseud. Liliana Di Marco

(Torino, 10 Maggio 1964), cantante e compositrice. Studia canto jazz con Francesca Oliveri presso il centro jazz di Torino, forma il "Lil Darling Hot Club" con il pianista Paolo Volante. Ha cantato in tutti i principali jazz-club e teatri del Piemonte e ha partecipato al “Festival International du Jazz” a Saint Raphael ed è stata finalista al concorso internazionale “Barga Jazz”. Ha messo in scena la rassegna “All That Swing”, nel 1998, rappresentandola anche in Giappone, a Tokyo e Osaka. Nell'ottobre del 1995 ha inciso il suo primo cd"Bargain Day", nel 2000 ha realizzato, per il mercato asiatico, il cd "Night And Day"e nel 2001 "L.O.V.E.", dedicato a Nat King Cole.