Sylvia Filus

(born in Poland, resident in Paris), composer. She has received the Advanced Level Diploma of Film Music Composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and the Advanced Level Diploma of Orchestration, first prize at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In order to complete her musical education, she followed the two year conducting program lead by prof. Adrian McDonnell at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin in Paris and composition master-classes with Milosz Magin and Michel Merlet. Sylvia Filus has composed music for different ensembles, from chamber music to symphonic orchestra and for several movies. In 2008, at the request of the Pomeranian Society Musica Sacra and the Chamber Orchestra of Gdynia, Sinfonietta Nordica, she wrote the Cycle of 3 Melodies for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra. In 2010 she was commissioned by the Polish Strauss Society to commemorate Chopin’s 2000 Anniversary and wrote Fantasia in “salt” minor. During the same year, she was honored with the Trophy of Women‘s Success by the Association France-Euro-Méditerranée. She also became finalist of the competition International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition awarded by the National Academy of Music. In 2011 Sylvia Filus was invited to take part in the SACEM Jury for film music prize in short movies during the film Premier Plans festival in Angers and has composed music for her first feature film Le Bout du monde (The End of the World) by the Moroccan filmmaker Hakim Noury. She was also commissioned to compose music for two silent movies Danseur de jazz (feature) and Troppo Bello! (short) by Lobster Films and SACEM for the european film collection online Europa Film Treasures. In 2013 Sylvia Filus was been awarded in the International Composition Competition Artistes en herbe in Luxembourg.
Selected works: Troppo Bello !, for symphonic orchestra, silent short, 2011; Le Bout du monde (The End of the World), for piano and string orchestra, feature, 2011; Le Danseur de jazz (The Jazz Dancer), original title: El Negro que ténia el alma blanca, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussions, silent feature, 2011; Fantaisie en “sel” mineur (Fantasia in salt minor) for symphonic orchestra with piano, first performace by the orchestra Obligato at the Symphonic Chopin concert in the Salt Mine of Wieliczka (near Cracow), 2010; La Course (The Race), for narrator and piano, 2010; Cycle of 3 Melodies for mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra on Zbigniew Herbert poems, first performance, the festival The Music of Words in Gdynia (Poland) 2008.
Records (CDs): Romantic, 2008; Seasons of Souvenir, 2011; Sylvia Filus - Musique de film, musique de concert (Sylvia Filus - Film Music, concert music), 2012
Publications: Images en musique (Pictures in Music), 8 miniatures for piano, Armiane, 2004; Invitation à danser (Invitation to Dance), for cello and piano, in the learning cello book “Nous jouons du violoncelle” (We Play Cello) by Barbara Marcinkowska, Armiane, 2009; Promenade dans la forêt (Walking in the Forest), for cello and piano, in the collection “Violoncelle mon ami” (Cello My Friend) by Barbara Marcinkowska – Armiane 2010.

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Viola Falb

(born and resident in Austria) Studied classical and popular saxophone in Vienna, graduating with a master’s degree in  2007, she also studied jazz composition in Linz and spent 2004/05 studying abroad in Berlin. She is a member of the platform JazzWerkstatt Wien. She also leads the jazz formation FALB FICTION and plays saxophone with Phoen, Linksgalopp, Studio Dan, Vienna Jazz Composers, Falb/Satzinger Duo and others. She has performed in Istanbul, Ankara, Athens, Berlin and Trencin, and at venues including porgy & Bess Vienna, the BA/CA Kunstforum, etc. She studied at the University of music und Performing Arts Vienna-Saxophone Jazz with Klaus Dickbauer, Wolfgang Pusching, finished Masterstudies in 2007 with destinction.
2005  studies in Berlin at the Hochschule “Hanns Eisler” with Gebhard Ullmann,2004/06 winner of the Jazzzeit Audienze Award. 2005 supporting award of the ministry : The New Austrian Sound of music.
2006 tournee through Europe with European Youth Jazz Orchestra (EBU), 2007 Studies of Jazzcomposition  at the Bruckner Uni Linz with Christoph Cech. Falb has written compositions for the Vienna Festival, the Grabenfest Festival and Vienna Jazz Composers, for formations including big band, wind orchestra and chamber ensembles. Her music is oriented toward melodies and tonal colors, and it mixes modern classical elements with jazz influences.
Work/releases: FALB FICTION: waiting for (jwr 03/05),FALB FICTION : lost control (jwr 01/08),Space Art of music-composition for wind orchestra and JazzWerkstatt, written in response to a commission by the Vienna Festival (2008)
Performances  Vom Suchen, vom Finden und vom Festhalten des Glücks (on searching for, finfding and Capturin Happiness) premiered at the Grabenfest (Vienna, 2007),Jazzzeit Publikumpreis (Jazzzeit Audience Award), Concert at the BA/CA Kunstforum.
Winner’s concert of Europena Jazz Newcomer  Falb Fiction at the Festival in Hradec Kralovè.
Awards: Jazzzeit Audience Award (2004,2006),nominated for the Hans Koller Award:  Newcomer of the Year (2004,2006)

Zuriñe Férnandez Gerenabarrena

Was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1965. She studied composition with Carmelo Bernaola at the Jesús Guridi Music Conservatory, (Vitoria-Gasteiz) and with Franco Donatoni, in Milan’s "Scuola Civica". Orchestrator of several films, Gerenabarrena has written pieces for symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles as well as for the theatre, dance, animation, acousmatics work, sound installations and multidisciplinary shows, etc... She develops new aspects of creation based upon generation and manipulation using electronic means and mixed techniques, all this giving rise to different types of works such as musical drama, performances or sound installations. She currently combines composing with teaching harmony and counterpoint at the MUSIKENE- Higher Music School of the Basque Country (San Sebastián-Spain).