Kim Hedås

(born in Hedemora, 1965, resident Stockholm,Sweden), is a Swedish contemporary composer. She studied composition and EAM at Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1991-97 with Pär Lindgren as her head teacher. In 1998–2000 she was composer in residence at Swedish Radio P2 and wrote, among other works, Diorama for the Swedish Radio Symphony orchestra. Hedås started to write almost only EAM but nowadays her production is more varied and includes orchestra, chamber and choir music. In 1994 her electro acoustic work Good Morning, Love - It's Springtime In My Heart! was awarded with Grand prix internationaux de musique electracoustique in Bourges, France. She also received an honourable mention at Stockholm Electronic Arts Award, the same year. In 2002 her children's opera Junker Nils av Eka was premiered at the Gothenburg's Opera with text by Astrid Lindgren. For the opening of Vara concert hall in 2003, Hedås composed Vindla for Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. She has also written for soloists such as Helen Jahren, Fredrik Ullén, Anita Agnas, the percussion ensemble Kroumata and the chamber ensemble Pärlor for Svin. Her music has been performed in numerous countries. In the late 80's Hedås made two shows with Swedish author/actor Jonas Gardell, Kim å Jonas klang- och jubelkavalkad, 1988, and Kim å Jonas går igen,1989. Since the 80's she has also written music for several theaters, for example for the city theatres in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and for Riksteatern, Dramaten, and Swedish Television. Her piece Princess Bat with the Underground Stars was commissioned by the Canadian record label Diffusion in MedDIA and was released on two of their records. In 2011 Hedås collaborated with artist Petra Gripp on a composed sculptural composition, an installation at Kivik Art Centre in Österlen, Sweden.
Selected works: Intermezzo, 2010, elctro acoustic; Bara, 2009, for chamber ensemble; Kan bara vara intresserad, 2009, for chamber ensemble and V; Lustarnas trädgård, 2008, Susanne Rydén, S, Anna Petrini, rec, Karl Nyhlin, lt, Fredrik Arsaeus Nauckhoff, picture; Raivadiado, 2008, electroacoutsic; Hur går det?, 2008, for 4 V; Konsert för accordeon, 2006, for fis and orch; Anita Agnas, fis, DalaSinfoniettan; True Description of that Sun, 2006, electro acoustic, text by Marie Silkeberg, pictures by Fredrik Arsaeus; Myroldi, 2006, for 2 chit, Gothenburg Combo; Stilla liv, 2005, electro acoustic.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: Statens Musikverk, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Arts Council, The city Stockholm's Culture grant, SKAP (Society of Swedish Composers of Populare Music) and FST (Society of Swedish Composers)

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Ljubinka Hadži-Jovančić

(Belgrade, 22nd June 1944) studied piano and composition at the Music Academy in Belgrade and subsequently taught at the Music School in the same city. Her principal works include: Ouverture (1973), for symphony orchestra, which won a prize in the BEMUS Competition (Belgrade Music Festival), a Piano Concerto (1978), recorded by RTB (Radio-Television Belgrade), Studija, for four instruments (1980), which won prizes in the Competition set up by the Association of Serbian Composers and performed during Yugoslavian Review of Composers. Among her other works: are the Psalam za gudace (Psalm for strings) (1982/83), Molba Svetom Kralju, for wind quintet, Sazvežda, variations for piano (1981), and the Concert for violoncello and strings (2004).

Lourdes Hernández (Russian Red)

(born in Madrid, Spain, on 1985). Singer and composer. Russian Red (Lourdes Hernández) released her first album, "I Love Your Glasses", in 2008, which sold over 40,000 copies and became a gold record. Between April 2008 and December 2009, Russian Red offered more than 200 concerts, some in the most important festivals in Spain and Europe (FIB, Primavera Sound, Jazzaldia, Eurosonic...). In 2011, Russian Red published her second album, entitled "Fuerteventura".
Selected recordings (Albums): I Love Your Glasses (2008); Fuerteventura (2011).
Awards: She has received awards such as "Pop Eye" for Best Album Revelation 2008 and Best Female Voice 2009. She has also received three nominations Music Awards in 2009 and in 2011 was nominated for the Goya Awards for Best Song with "Loving Strangers".

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