Grigorjeva Galina

(born in 1962, in Simferopol, Ukraine, resident in Estonia), composer. She studied at the Simferopol Music School and Odessa Conservatoire. In 1991, she graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire under Yuri Falik, and was engaged in postgraduate studies with Lepo Sumera at the Estonian Academy of Music 1994-1998. Galina Grigorjeva was appointed Composer-in-Residence at the NYYD Ensemble for the season 2006/2007. Now she works as a freelance composer. Music of Galina Grigorjeva has been performed in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany, France, USA etc. Grigorjeva's works have been performed by Hortus Musicus (artistic director Andres Mustonen), Estonian Philarmonic Chamber Choir, Moscow Chamber orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Moscow Patriarchate Choir, State Choir Latvija, percussion ensemble Kroumata (Sweden) Rascher Saxophone Quartet, recorder player Conrad Steitnmann etc. Grigorjeva has been performed at several festivals: Naantali Music Festival (Filnland), Lockenhaus Festival (Austria, 2003), Festival Pablo Casals in Prades (France, 2004), etc. The Estonian Radio has twice chosen Grigorjeva's work to represent Estonia at the International Rostrum of Composers. On leaving in 2000, in Amsterdam, and Lament in 2002, in Paris. She is member of the Estonian Composers Union since 1994.
Selected works: Sviatki, Concert for mixed choir a cappella (lyrics from Russian folklore, 1997-2004); Polyphonie for pf. (1998); Seven Christmas Carols, song cycle for children for voice and pf.( 1998): On leaving for mixed choir (from Orthodox Canon) (1999); Lament for alto flute. (2000); Con misterio for chamber ensemble, soloist and percussion (lyrics from Russian Poetrys 2001); Quasi niente for flute and percussion (2001); A Song on the Occasion of Tsarina Yevdokia Taking the Veil for string orchestra (2002); Recitativo accompagnata for vocal solo (2003); Hoquet for percussion solo (2004); There is a Time for Autumn for percussion ensemble (2004); Infinity Canon for string quartet (2006).
Awards: She was awarded the Heino Eller Music Prize in 2003, and the annual prize of the Endowment for Music of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia in 2004.

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Gülüş Gülcügil-Türkmen

Composer and singer, was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1974. Gülüş formed her own project named Betty Ween of which she wrote the lyrics as well as the music. She released two albums: “In Betty Ween” (Elec-Trip, 2004) and “Bitter” (Elec-Trip, 2006). These albums were critically acclaimed by not only by foremost music magazines in Turkey but also by internationally known artists and critics such as Hector Zazou and Tobias Fischer. Gülüş worked with artists and groups such as Robert Reigle, Nick Hobbs and Saadet Türköz, Transsonance and MIAM Improvisation Ensemble. In 2004 she was a member of Onur Turkmen‟s Anâhata Ensemble for Akbank Jazz Festival. In 2005 she translated Jacque Attali‟s book “Bruits” for Ayrinti Publishing. In 2007 she recorded for Nick Hobbs‟ Timur Kacharava piece. Currently she is focused on publishing an e-magazine for mothers called “Alternatif Anne” as the chief editor.

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Ida Gotkovsky

(resident in France), composer. She lived in a family of musicians. Her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris earned her prizes in harmony, fugue, counterpoint and composition. Her works are performed in Europe, in the U.S.A, in Japan, in URSS, etc. They are received as ambassadors of French Culture. All her works have been commissioned by the State.
Selected works: Incandescence, 2012, sax, pf; Le songe d'une nuit d'hiver, 2010, opera; Couleurs en musique, 1992; Inventions pour saxophone baryton et piano, 1988; L'ingenieur Bakireff, 1972, written for Radio France; Le cirque, 1972, ballet; Scherzo pour orchestra, 1956; Choeur pour voix mixtes, 1954.
Awards: prize Lily Boulanger, prize Blumenthal; first prize of referendum Pasdeloup; International prize; Medal of the city of Paris; Grand Prix Musical of the city of Paris; two awards of Institut de France; Golden Rose (USA); prize on the SACEM.

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