Stefania Dipierro

(Taranto 28 Luglio 1972), cantante, compositrice, pianista. Studia canto al Conservatorio“Niccolò Piccinni”di Bari. Si perfeziona a Torino con Rachel Gould ed ai seminari di Umbria Jazz con Elvin Jones e David Liebman. Dal 1992 collabora con il produttore Nicola Conte. Si esibisce nei clubs italiani ed europei in diverse formazioni ed ha inciso con “Quintetto X” , “Fez Combo”, “Tempo Cinque” “Intensive Jazz Sextet”. Ha collaborato con la “OGVJ Big Band” di Aosta diretta da Mario Raja, con la “Jazz Art Small Orchestra” di Parma ed con Massimo Manzi, Gianluca Petrella,Marco Tamburini,Gege’ Munari, Roberto Ottaviano, Michele Mirabassi, Marcello Di Leonardo, Foschi, Nabuk, Rosalia De Souza, DoubleDee(Danny Losito), Les Hommes,Mark4. Trasferitasi ad Amsterdam nel 2005 collabora con le band olandesi“Elettrococo”e“Jazzjuice”.

Suor Cristina Damonte

(born 27th September 1965 in Diano Marina, Italy) spiritual songwriter. A Paoline nun since 1983, she studied Theology and then Harmony, composition and organ. She began her musical activities first before as a nun, then from 1990, with the record label Paoline Audiovisivi and working for the musical and pastoral animation for the young people with several concerts in Italy and Europe. She has participated in various TV programmes and collaborated for the music in three videos by Vito Magno. She has "preached" with the voice and guitar: the order of the Daughters of St. Paul has, as "charisma", the proclamation of the Gospel through the means of social communication, so that even the music. Sister Damonte has held that the common thread that unites all of her songs is the strong call to transcendence that accompanies the whole of existence, feeding the dreams, to open new horizons full of hope. Since 2008 she has left the stage and is living in the Dominican Monastery in Moncalieri (Turin).
Recordings: "Ti ho incontrato", "Il senso della vita", Paoline Edizioni, 1998; "Saperti vicino", Paoline Edizioni, 2001; "C'è ancora amore", Paoline Edizioni, 2005.


Tzveta Dimitrova

(born in Bulgaria, 1968). Following her study of music theory, from which she graduated with distinction, she continued her studies in composition at the Sofia Academy of Music under Prof.Tekeliev and later under prof. Urbanner at the University at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna. Winner of the Theodor Körner Award, the UBC Special Prize for Composition  and the Öestig prize, Dimitrova  has received scholarships from the Thyll Foundation and the Tokyo Foundation. She performs internationally as pianist and composer and her oeuvre comprises compositions for orchestra, chamber music, children’s choir, etc.
Selected works (discography): Diptychon for clarinet and piano, 1998, Austrian premiere: orf RadioKulturhaus (Vienna, 1999) Metamorphose for pf and chamber orchestra, Austrian premiere. 2001, University of Music and Performing  Arts Vienna (CD,  the Next Generation, 2001); Chameleon’s Play for percussion and piano, Austrian premiere: 2003, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Awards: Theodor Körner Award for Chameleon’s play

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