Carmen Marina Gioconda

(born in 1936 in Santander, Spain, resident in Madrid). Guitarist, composer and writer. Her full name is Carmen Julia Pascual Pérez and Gómez Manteca. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid between 1959 and 1967, obtaining advanced degrees in Guitar and Composition. In 1962 she studied guitar with Andrés Segovia and chamber music with Gaspar Cassadó at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena). As a concert performer, between 1960 and 1995 she toured Europe, North Africa, Japan and the United States and recorded five albums for the Spanish Music Center, four of them between 1971 and 1972. As a teacher she was Professor of Music at York College of New York (1974-1976), founder and director of the Institute of Guitar Music (1976) and Professor of Music at the Lehmans College of New York (1978-1982). In 1986 she founded the publishing house Editions Giomar to publish her works, editorial soon to be relaunched in Madrid. As a composer she was selected in 1978 to attend the first convention of poetic musical genres Iberia in Atlanta (Georgia, USA). In 1979 she obtained a Hispanic-American scholarship to write music about the Spanish cities. She established her residence in the United States in 1970 and from 1971 she lived in Manhattan, N.Y.
Selected Works: Elegy to Marichu's Death, 1968, chi; Seis Bagatelas (1. Andante; 2. Allegro; 3. Lento; 4. Adagio cantabile; 5. Lento; 6. Allegro Scherzoso), 1972, chi; Trío, 1975, fl, chi, vlc; Trío Capicúa (I. Movido; 2. Lento y expresivo; 3. Allegro), 1987, fl, chi, vlc; Duetrice (I. Andante; II. Largo; III. Rápido), 1993, fl, g; La guitarra y amigos. Obra satírica-poética-musical (C. M.) (1. El chelo; 2. El violín; 3. La flauta; 4. El piano), 1993, s, fl, chi, vl, vlc, pf; Suite para guitarra y orquesta sobre motivos de la ópera Carmen (I. Con Alegría- Meno mosso; II. Largo; III. Enérgico y vital – Meno mosso), 1993, chi, orchestra; Los días de la semana (1. Lunes; 2. Martes; 3. Miércoles; 4. Jueves; 5. Viernes; 6. Sábado; 7. Domingo), 1995, fl, vl (o vla), chi, vlc; La magia de la vida, 2012, chi.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

French singer and actress. Around the same time she began acting, Gainsbourg also started singing professionally. At 13 years old, she recorded her debut, Charlotte for Ever, an album of songs written by her father, singer/songwriter/provocateur Serge Gainsbourg. While appearing in projects such as Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep, she began work on her second solo album, enlisting Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin as composers, Jarvis Cocker and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon as lyricists, and Nigel Godrich as producer. The resulting record, 2006's 5:55, paid homage to her musical heritage and defined her as an artist and interpreter in her own right. It also went platinum in France, although an American release in spring 2007 didn't fare as well. Gainsbourg returned to the studio quickly, enlisting the help of another A-list producer, Beck, to help shape her newest batch of electronic pop songs. IRM appeared in Europe in late 2009, the same year that Antichrist -- a controversial horror film starring Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe -- premiered at Cannes. IRM received its American release in 2010.

Christina Georgiou

(born in 1980, in Nicosia, Cyprus, resident in Cyprus), composer. She studied music at King's College London (ΒMus Hons) and at City University (MA, PhD), receiving three awards in piano performance in London and Brussels. She has performed in Cyprus, Greece, the U.K., France, Belgium and Hungary. Returning to her homeland, she taught at the Hellenic College of Music and the Music Lyceum of Nicosia and served as the President of the Pancyprian Organization of Private Music Teachers for four years. Soon, she became involved in film making as a composer and screenwriter, beginning with music for the feature documentary The Island of Spies and screenplay, music and sound design for the animation short films Ants in a Jar. Since 2004 she has composed chamber music and works for the theatre, television, dance performances and media installations. More recent works include music for the award-winning feature Fish'n Chips (2011) and the archaeological documentary Entelechy (2010), and the short films Rupert's Ship (United States) and Clocked up (Lithuania). In October 2012, the short film Genesis 2:26, featuring screenplay, music and sound design by Christina Georgiou, received the Primo Premio at the Videominuto Film Festival held in Florence, while her short screenplay Eternity and a night was awarded at the Micrografi competition in Athens. Apart from her compositional activities, Christina is also the collaborating musicologist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation, a scientific collaborator of the Department of Arts of European University Cyprus and a member of the editioral board of the arts Journal Anef. She was an award winning film composer and screenwriter and a member of the European Film Academy (2012).
Selected works: Shadowboxing (Short, Cyprus, 2012) Original Soundtrack, A soul's adventure (Short Cyprus, 2012) Original Soundtrack, Jellyfish (Experimental video, 2010) Original Soundtrack.TV: Diet Please (Tv series, Cyprus, 2009) Original Opening Theme Music, Cyprus National Theatre Award 2012, Original Music, The Little Prince, Original Music, Piggy Banks, Don Quixote-Music Editor.
Awards: Best Soundtrack Award at the Monaco International Film Festival 2008 for the film Styx.

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