Anne-Marie Fijal

(born in Paris, 1947, resident in Paris), pianist and composer. She studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, she obtained first prizes in piano, chamber music, musical aesthetics, chamber music (3rd cycle). She composed works for the concert, cinema, theater and dance. Through constant dialogue between her work as a performer and creator, she realizes the link between visionary works like sonata opus 111 Beethoven or Schumann Kreisleriana and one of her works, a mixture of lyricism, violence and rigor. Her music does not break with the past (harmony and counterpoint) but is contemporary sound through research materials
Selected works: Jocaste  Reine, musical theatre, from Nancy Huston, first performance, 2010;
De l’infiniment petit, for piano, 2009; Crépuscule incandescent, for 2 pianos 2002; Yerma, musical Theatre, from F.G. Llorca, first performance, 2002; Fragments II, for piano and orchestra, first performance, 1999; Le Baiser, opera, libretto by Robert Walser, state commission, 1998;  Der Brennende Acker (la terre qui flambe), music for the silent movie unpublished F.W. Murnau (1922), score:1h40, the ZDF commission, first performance, 1996; Fragments, for piano, 1996; Partition, 1990, musical theatre from J.Y.Picq, state commission, first performance, 1991; Palimpseste, for piano and double-sounds, 1987; Meïose, for orchestra, first creation, 1983
Recording: Sourdes clameurs Schumann-Fijal-Beethoven, with the Blues singer Colette Magny (2CD): chanson pour Titine, Berceuses du monde entier, Pena Konga, 1998, coup de cœur, FNAC.
Awards: prize on the Critique Dramatique et Musicale, 1989; Chevalier de l’Ordre  National du Mérite.

Contact: www.annemariefijal.com

Annie Fontana

(Milano, 11 Agosto 1955) Ha compiuto gli studi musicali al Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, diplomandosi in composizione, pianoforte e organo. Dal 1977 ha insegnato Composizione all’Istituto Musicale Pareggiato di Reggio Emilia ed attualmente è titolare della cattedra di Elementi di Composizione per Didattica presso il Conservatorio Cesare Pollini di Padova. Ha scritto composizioni strumentali e vocali ottenendo ampi successi di critica e di pubblico in Italia e all’estero e ottenendo premi nazionali e internazionali. (fra gli altri, Dimensioni per clarinetto e orchestra segnalato nel 1978 al Concorso Internazionale “Valentino Bucchi” di Roma e menzionato nel 1980 al Prix International “Prince Pierre de Monaco” a Montecarlo.) Tra le sue opere: Jesu’ per soli, coro e orchestra (1977); Dimensioni per clarinetto e orchestra (1978); Musica per 8 per archi e fiati (1981); La neve, per coro di voci bianche a due voci, pianoforte, flauto e percussioni (1999), segnalata al Concorso Internazionale di Composizione della Federazione Cori nel 1998; Nebbia per clarinetto in re, clavicembalo ed orchestra d’archi (2000) e Lady Rapot e Lord Strasce fiaba musicale per coro di voci bianche, pianoforte e piccole percussioni (2003).

Beatriz Ferreyra

(born in Cordoba, Argentina, 1937, resident in France), composer. She studied harmony and musical analysis with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1962-1963), and was introduced to musique concrète and electronic music by Edgardo Canton (GRM France, RAI, Italy 1963) She worked in the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) of the Research Department of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-1970). During this period, in addition to her musical and audio-visual activities, she worked hard to achieve Solfège de l'Objet Sonore by Pierre Schaeffer. She was in charge of interdisciplinary seminars Research Service. In l970, she became an independent composer. In working on "sound structures" Bernard Baschet, she joined the College Composers of the Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges (GMEB 1975), she was invited to the Department of Electronic Music - Dartmouth College (USA).
She took part on various national and international juries. Since 1967, she has been commissioned works for concerts and festivals, mainly the GRM, the IMEB, the ACIC, the Dartmouth College, USA and "Musiques & Recherches, Belgium. She also composed for ballets, shows, movies, videos. Her works have been performed in France and abroad.
Selected works: Médisances (GRM), 1968 ; Siesta Blanca (IMEB), 1972 ; Echos, 1978 ; Petit Poucet Magazine (IMEB), 1986 ; La ba-balle du chien-chien à la mé-mère (IMEB), 2001 ; Jazz’t for Miles (Computer Music Journal), 2001 ; Cantos de antes (APREM), 2002 ; Dans un point infini (GRM), 2005 ; L’autre  rive (IMEB), 2007 ; Un fil invisible (GRM), 2009 ; Les larmes de l’inconnu (GRM), 2011.

Contact: www.beatrizferreyra.odavia.com