Sole Giménez

(born on 27th February 1963 in París, France). Singer and composer. In 1968 she moved to Spain, settling in Yecla (Murcia). There she joined a choir of girls and, subsequently, the Group Songs and Dances of Yecla. In 1979, along with three fellow Chorus and Dance Groups, created the folk group called Arabi. In 1981 Sole Giménez was installed in Valencia, where she started studying the Fine Arts. Two years later participated in the chorus of a demo being prepared for a radio contest. They formed a group of 11 people and acquired the name of "Presuntos implicados", winning the contest. After that, Sole, Juan Luis and guitarist Pablo Gómez-Trenor, as musical trio, decided to continue with the same name, "Presuntos Implicados", Sole Giménez being the vocalist. The multinational RCA recorded them on the single "Miss Circuitos" and shortly after they published their first album, titled "Danzad, danzad, malditos". Following the publication of their first work, guitarist Paul gave way to musician Javier Vela, with whom they recorded "De sol a sol". In this work, Sole grew as a composer and lyricist, with songs like "En la oscuridad". The next work of the group was "Alma de Blues", in which Nacho was already part of the group, together with the brothers Gimenez. At this point the takeoff of the group began. The trio's musical career continued unabated, with works like "Ser de agua", "El pan y la sal", "La noche" y "Siete", "Versión original" or "Gente". In 2003 Sole Giménez published her first solo album, "Ojalá", while in 2004 the group "Presuntos implicados" published an album entitled "Postales", a work that would be the last because after the promotional tour in 2005 Sole announced her farewell to the group. After a few months off, Sole began her solo career in 2008 releasing an album called "Felicidad".
Recordings: Siete, RCA 1997; Versión Original, WEA 1999; Gente, WEA 2001; Grandes Éxitos, WEA 2003; Selección Inédita, WEA 2003; Postales, WEA 2005; Todas las Flores, WEA 2006. Sole Giménez compositions solo: La Felicidad, WEA 2008; Pequeñas cosas, WEA 2010.

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Stanislava Gajić

(Sremska Mitrovica, 1980), studied composition at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Miroslav Statkić and Zoran Mulić. She attended many workshops and composition seminars including those in Sombor, New York, Toronto, Bayreuth and Chicago and is now studying for her M.A in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Isidora Zebeljan. She has already won many scholarships: the Privrednik Fund for talents, 2005, Embassy Kingdom of Norway, 2004, the Goethe scholarship, 2003, Foundation for Talented Students, University of Novi Sad, 2003. In March 2007 she received the Stevan Mokranjać award as the best student at the University of Music in Belgrade. She has written: the Ballet Grieving Family (performed in Novi Sad), String Quartet No.1 (performed in Belgrade, Sombor, Zrenjanin and Novi Sad), SPIN, a virtual picture for symphony orchestra, premiered 2007 in Italy (Bari, Bitonto and Castellana Grota), Celebration song, 2008.

Suzanne Giraud

(born in Metz, France, resident in Paris) composer. She studied at The University (Applied Linguistics) and at the conservatory of Strasbourg (piano, viola, chamber music, orchestra, conducting, analysis, harmony, counterpoint). She pursued her studies at the Paris Conservatory (composition, conducting, orchestration, analysis, harmony, counterpoint), at the IRCAM (computer music), in Italy at the Accademia Chigiana (composition, conducting) and in Germany at the Internazionales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (composition). In 1982, she met Giacinto Scelsi and, in 1984-86, she was pensionary at the Villa Medici.
Selected works: Le vase de Parfums, opera with Olivier Py, 11 representations en 2004-2005; Caravaggio, opera with Dominique Fernandez, title role: Philippe Jaroussky, 2012; Johannisbaum with Pascal Quignard, 2012; Les Envoûtements I-VIII, 1996-2005;
To one in Paradise, for mezzosoprano and orchestra, 1999; Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestra, 2004; Echo-réplique, for orchestra, 2008; Jaffa, for mezzosoprano, choir and orchestra, 2001; Psaume CXXXVII for mixed choir, 2009; Quatre Fluides for clarinet and  string orchestra, 2007.
Editions: Henry Lemoine:
Awards: Georges Enesco of SACEM and Georges Bizet of the Académie des Beaux-arts prizes; selection of the UNESCO International Tribune; two selections of the ISCM (Budapest 1986 and Manchester 1998).

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