Anna Sofia Eriksson
(born in 1977 in Finland), composer, pop and rock singer. She is signed with Universal Music Finland. With over 440,000 records, Eriksson is currently the 31st-best-selling music artist, and fourth-best-selling female soloist of all time in Finland. She has featured You Get Me in 2010 (Seal feat. Anna Eriksson)
Selected Discography: Albums: Anna Eriksson, 1997; Anna joulu, 1998; Odota mua, 1999; Kun katsoit minuun, 2001; Kaikista Kasvoista, 2003; Sinusta sinuun, 2005; Ihode, 2007; Garden of Love, 2010; Mana, 2012; Singles Kesä yhdessä, 1998; Kun katsoit minuun, 2001; os mulla olisi sydän, 2012.
María Pilar Espallargas Inglés
(born in Zaragoza, Spain, on 15th February 1951) composer, pedagogue and lecturer. She studied at the Conservatory of Zaragoza, graduating in the fields of Piano, Music Theory, Pedagogy and Composition. As choral music training she has taken courses in improving vocal technique and conducting with Vicki Lumbroso, Enric Ribó, Adrián Cobo, Martin Smith, among others. At the same time, she attended specialization courses in Musical Pedagogy, Piano, Composition and Analysis. She is the author of instrumental works for different formations, as well as a large number of pieces for choir (mixed voices and deep voices) and harmonization of popular songs. She conducts the Coral Picarral of Zaragoza and is professor of music of the City Hall of Zaragoza.
Select works: 20 Pentecuchs (Caprichos) para Piano, 1999- 2003; 8 Pentecuchs- Haydn (8 Caprichos- Haydn), 1994- 2004, symphony orchestra; Aclarexer, 1996, cl (pic, cl Si b), cl b, sax t, perc, electr live; Acordes, 1993, fl, cl, cor, tr, trb, arp, vl, vlc, perc; Ave María, 1991, choir (voices bi); Un Baturro, 2003, choir (voices bi); Boira (Niebla), 1994, chi; Camin, 1992, fl, ob, fg; Capicúa, 1994, vl, vla, vlc, cb; Combinado trío, fl, ob, fg.
(born in Prague, Czech Republic and resident in North Hollywood, California), composer. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek, a Masters in Musicology from Charles University in Prague, and a PhD in Composition from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. . Her music has been featured at New York City Opera's VOX Festival, New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, Kurt Weill Festival at Berlin's Sony Center in Germany, Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music, and in over one hundred national and international film festivals. She has curated by German film historian . Reinhild Steingröver Commissioned by the Kurt-Weill-Fest-Entdeckungen in collaboration with the George Eastman House and the Eastman School of Music Films by Moholy-Nagy.
Selected works: Bodas de sangre (Blood wedding) 2011-13; Tancici Dum (Dancing house), trombone quartet, 2009; Currents for string quartet, 2008; Shades for violin and koto, 2007; ONIA, for Mixed Chorus, 2007; We all have dreams , for Mixed Chorus, 2007.
Awards: Eremiášová has been named recipient of the 33rd annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for Emblems, an 11-minute work for solo violin and chamber orchestra. She also received two BMO (Boston Metro Opera) awards for her two co-composed operas Car Crash Opera and Bodas de Sangre. Car Crash Opera was originally composed for an animated film by Skip Battaglia and was recently recognized with the ASIFA Award for "Excellence in Soundtrack" by ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival, New York, USA; Excellence in Soundtrack Award ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival, 2011 Kurt-Weill Festival Berlin, Germany. In collaboration with composer Jairo Duarte-López; Director's Choice Award Boston Metro Opera.