Olga Jezkova

(born in 1956, in Czech Republic), composer. She studied composition with Frantisek Kovaricek at the State Conservatory in Prague (graduated in 1981). She worked for the Czechoslovak Radio Archives (1980-1986) and Supraphon Publishing House (1989-1991), taught composition and music theory at a music school (1986-1994) and music theory and education at the State Conservatory in Prague (1991-1994). Since 2001 she has been editor of the Czech Radio Publishing House. Olga Jezkova's richly orchestrated, serious compositions deserve a place among the younger generation of Eastern European composers, in the tradition of Gubaidulina and Pärt.
Selected works: Missa in honorem sancti Adalberti, soprano, mixed choir, violin and percussion; Solemn Fugue for string orchestra; Serenade for Strings; Yellow-Red Poster for Symphonic Sound for large orchestra; Psalm Fantasy "David the Shepherd" for two sopranos and chamber orchestra; Three Callings for soprano and chamber ensemble; Improptu, organ; Piano Sonata, piano; Cello Sonata, cello and piano; Violin Sonata Zazihani, violin and piano; Piano Sonata, 4 hands/piano.

Olja Jelaska

(born in 1967, in Split, Croatia), composer. She completed secondary school at the Zagreb Academy of Music degree in music theory ( 1992) and composition (1994). She attended seminars for Contemporary Music in Bialystok ( Poland) and Darmstadt (Germany). In 1997 she acted as n assistant at the Art Academy in Split at the Department of Music Theory and Composition, and in 2003 as an assistant professor. She is a member of the Croatian Society Skladatelia.
Selected works: Stage: Chamber trio mini opera, 1994; Orchestral: Sphinxes for symphonic wind and orchestra, 1997; The Well of Sound, 2005; Concertos: A song of waves for alto flute and string orchestra, 2009; On the Sunny Side concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, 2010; Dubrovnik siesta for guitar and string orchestra, 2011; Chamber: Acquerello for woodwind quintet, 1992; Comets for brass quintet, 1993; At the Bottom of Sea, 1996 for flute and percussion; A Ring of Smoke, 1998.
Award: Vjesnik Joseph Slavenski, 2005.

Contact:
www.oljajelaska.com

Pascale Jakubowski

Pascale Jakubowski (born in Algeria, resident in France) composer. She studied musical theory, composition and analysis at the Conservatoire National de Region de Bordeaux and she obtained the highest award. She established early correspondence between certain works of visual artists and developed a sonic palette with tools experimented at IRCAM in Paris. During her residencies, she has exuded a kind of utopia, designing partitions which combines musicians from different cultural backgrounds and, in June 2005, she obtained the prices of SACEM and Pierre et Germaine Labole. She also responds to requests for the most singular aspect and virtuoso of her language. Her work for piano, Alliance, has been selected for the Dutilleux contest. Poetry is a source of inspiration for her creation. At a conference on the haiku at the University of Lyon, she supported the interpretation of her compositions from her reflections on the function of the sketch, the confrontation of cultures and poetic language as the birthplace of musical architecture. In Le Haïku en France and Rencontre entre artistes et mathématiciennes, two books published editions by Kimé (collection “Les cahiers de la Marge”) and by L’Harmattan, she invites us to share her artistic and intellectual adventure. Her works are broadcast during programs devoted to her on France-Musique and France-Culture. She was commissioned by the state, Radio France, festivals, departments and soloists.
Selected works: Exil, 2010,  for guitar, first performance, The Permanent University of Nantes; Sous tes cils une énigme, 2010, concerto for clarinet B, bass clarinet, double bass and instrumental ensemble (fl C/G, ob, eh, fag/cfag, tr, cor, trb, archi quintet, perc), first performance by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Opera Saint-Étienne, EOC commission;  Sous les pierres plates, 2009, concerto for two clarinets and orchestra; Di-li, 2006, for piano and baritone, Radio France commission, first performance Radio France, June 2006; Look at mi, 2005, for violin and cello, Cid-Femmes du Luxembourg commission, first performance Luxembourg; Le destin des petits riens, 2005, electroacoustic piece in a plastic environment of Proudhom Francis, state commission, first performance by Orell Vallet, Proudhom Francis and Pascale Jakubowski, 2006; Hautes Terres, 2004, for  violin, Mezzo-Soprano, saxophone tenor, horn, oboe solo, wind band and accordions ensemble, first performance, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence;  Dans les yeux des nomades, 2000, electroacoustic music, CD in Rencontres entre artistes et mathématiciennes, edition L’Harmattan, state commission; Concertino pour saxophone soprano et octuor de violoncelles, 1998, first performance, international festival of Fiuggi (Italy), festival commission; Sur la lune deux cils gris, 1997, for clarinet in B, first performance by Paul Roé, National Concert Hall of Dublin, 1999, in Le Haïku en France collection Les cahiers de la Marge.
Awards: Hautes Terres, 2004, prices SACEM and Pierre et Germaine Labole

Contact: pascalejakubowski.com