Alicja Gronau

Alicja Gronau (1957, Warsaw, Poland) graduated in theory of music, composition and undertook Postgraduate Studies in Music Theory at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. At present she is Ph.Dr.Ha in FCUM in the Chair of Composition, and head of the Polish Contemporary Music Laboratories. Her musical works have been awarded many prizes at home and abroad and are often performed during festivals and concerts. Her didactic and scientific activity is concentrated on creative teaching, the Dalcroze Method, integrated education, complete music analysis, musical-movement analysis, studies in 20th century music, compositional workshop and technique. She is co-authoress of two books as well as of many lectures and publications. She was a guest professor at Warsaw University, Zielona Góra University, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy, Podlaski University as well as Iasi University of Arts (Romania), International Theatre Institute (Munchen, Germany), Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, University of Santiago (Chile), Conservatorio Superior de Música „Manuel Castillo”, Sevilla (Spain).

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Ana Gnjatović

(Belgrade, 4th April, 1984) finished her studies in composition in the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Milan Mihajlović and is currently on her Ph.D. course in the same institution with Srđan Hofman. In 2005 and 2006 she enrolled in electro acoustic courses with Zoran Erić and Boris Despot while two years earlier, she followed a course in sound design with Đorđe Petrović. She has participated in master classes in Serbia and abroad, with Georges Asperghis, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ivan Fedele, Luca Francesconi, Louis Andriessen and Richard Ayres. In 2008, she won the award and commission given by the Sentieri selvaggi ensemble (for Pixelization), as well as the second prize for Canvas for bass clarinet, viola and piano at the Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest. Her works have been performed in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands and in Italy. In 2007 she graduated from the Institute of Commercial Management in Dorset and is founder and executive producer of the KoMA Festival (Young Authors Concerts) in Belgrade. Currently working in the field of cultural management she is an assistant at the Faculty for Culture and Media at the Megatrend University in Belgrade. Her compositions include: Dialogue, Quasi una Serenata (2008), Count-Up, Ego-alter-alter, Rectanglin, ... se osuđujem, Linoleum.

Anastasia Guy

(Cyprus) composer of vocal, instrumental and orchestral music and also for the theater and documentary films. Her works on the subject "Music set to poetry" were presented at many important archaeological sites and theatres in Cyprus, Greece and other European countries. Her "Sounds, Words and Colors of Cyprus" was presented for the first time in 1999 at the Festival of Malta, at the ceremonial hall of Aristotle University of Thessaloniky and at the War Museum in Athens. In 2001, a serious collaboration with the University of Athens begins during the 11th Philological Seminar of Modern Greek Literature. With this opportunity, Anastasia Guy represents her creations in the Great Hall of the University of Athens every year. Her work on music set to poetry evolves into thematic units: "In the Moonlight", presented at the Ancient Kourion Theatre, at the 7th Festival of Simi, at the ancient Odium of Paphos, at Palamidi of Nafplio; "On the Rhymes of the Sea", at Rialto Theatre in Limassol, at the War Museum in Athens; "Nafs en Plo", during the 13th Philological Seminar of Modern Greek Literature of Cyprus. She is the founder of the Cyprus Wine Museum and the KINYRAS Cultural Organization.
Selected works: The Lyrical and Erotic Evagoras Pallikarides, performed for the first time in one concert in 2009 at Gloria Theater in Athens and then in 2005 to celebrate the "Evagoria" in Paphos and in the Great Hall of the University of Athens(14th Philological Seminar of modern Greek Literature of Cyprus); Saint Neophytos the Recluse, performed for the first time in 2009 and then in 2006, during the 15th Philological Seminar, in the Great Hall of the University of Athens, and in Katarina Kyrka in Stockholm; circle of songs Kynyras, Kipri and the Nereides, performed for the first tima at the Onsilos Theatre in Limassol. Music for theatre: Mama's Marijuana is the Best by Dario Fo for "Ethal"Theatre in Limasson (1999), Salamanis of Cyprus by George Seferis (2000), Los Don Perlimplin con Belisa en su jardin by Federico Garcia Lorca for "Theatre Ena"in Nicosia (2002).
Recordings: Music set to Poetry; In the Moonlight; On the Rhymes of the Sea; Nafs en Plo.
Awards: In 2003 she was awarded with the Silver medal of Ioannis Kapodistrias on the subject "Music Set to Poetry of modern Greek Literature of Cyprus".

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