Xaritini Kiriakou

(born in 1979, in Nicosia, Cyprus), composer. After graduating from the Art and Design Foundation Course Centre, at 18 she went to study Fine Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, England. After two years, she went to Athens, where she studied Music Technology at IEK Acne. In 2001 she presented her first solo exhibition, entitled "Female" with the nude female body as the central theme. In 2006 she released her book "After Ero" with her own poems also accompanied by her own designs. In 2009, she held her second solo exhibition entitled Margaret, in Gallery. In 2010, a calendar illustration for the Bookworm publication, created 13 pencil sketches, one for each month and one for the front cover. These sketches were the third report entitled Months Stay. In 2011 the art multiplex IS not A Gallery, presented her fourth solo exhibition entitled My Personal Person, presenting for the first time work from portraits. During ten years she has participated in many group exhibitions. At the same time, she takes part in concerts in which she presents her songs. She was a member of the bands "Injured Sofa", Omega 3"and now the "Sandy Brour".
Recordings: My Maitresa, 2012, a collection of ten of her own erotic songs and an orchestral piece, which was distributed free online.


Lenka Kılıç

(born in 1971, in Brno, Czech Republic, resident in Vienna), composer, musicologist, music journalist. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno in Musicology (1996) and in 2003 presented her doctoral dissertation on Galina Ustvolskaya. In 1997 she completed composition studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno with František Emmert, presenting her orchestral work Kvítí milodějné (A Love Awaking Flowers) and the thesis "Silence in music". Her works have been performed in FORFEST in Kroměříž, Mladé Pódium in Karlovy Vary, Gegenwelten in Heidelberg, Moravian Autumn, Komponistinnen und Ihr Werk in Kassel, Neue Musik Termine in Köln, Hudební současnost in Ostrava, Setkávání nové hudby plus in Brno and Pohyb, zvuk, prostor in Opava. She has worked as composer and music supervisor with many Czech theatres including the production for the Husa theatre of Cirkus aneb Se mnou smrt a kůň from March 1999 until March 2008. In 1998, a Moravian Autumn festival concert brought together a group of young women composers, all graduates of JAMU. Kılıç helped to establish the group more formally, under the name of HUDBABY/ MUSICRONES. A founding member of the group, she also produced the groups's first profile compact disc entitled HUDBABY. Her music has been presented and broadcast in the Czech Republic, in Italy, thanks to the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Selected works: Zacharias, Tell Us About God 1992, incidental music for a theater play; Five Inventions for piano (1993); Gitandžali for flute, viola and women's choir on lyrics by Rabindranath Thakur 1993, Suite for transverse Flute (1994); Canti on Texts by Hildegard Of Bingen for soprano ,alto and three cellos 1995; The Side Effects for four percussions players 1995, Surfacing for two violas and harp 1995, Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, women's choir, two violins, cello, vibraphone and piano 1995; Missa Brevis for two sopranos, alto, baritone, bass, dulcimer, two violins, oboe, violas, cellos, and double basses 1996, A love Awaking Flowers for one male and two female voices, violin, dulcimer, and orchestra 1997, The Bunched Leaf for a female voice, violin, dulcimer, and B flat saxophone 1999.

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Eva Kalavská Faltusová

(born in 1976, in Slovakia), composer. After moving to Prague in 1996, she studied composition and improvisation with Margaret Prochazkova (the School of Music at the Vinohrady), and was awarded the National Composition Competition for Opava Sonatina for piano. From 1998-2004 she studied at the Prague Conservatory,with O. Kvěch. In March 2004 she became a member of the Association for Contemporary Music Presence. In 2004 she took a course of piano improvisation at the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University (in doc. Nedělky). She currently teaches song, piano and keyboard in the School of Music Kralupy, while in addition to composing concert works-dedicated to the production of sound recordings on PC creating background music, music for advertising and documentary film, especially in collaboration with television-see Cable TV Prague.
Selected works: Exultation sonate for fl and pf; Ludus naturae - Suite for pf and orch; Stone and silence (2008); Láry-Fáry-for fl and vl; Preludium and fuga for org and fl; The Rite - for 4 basoons; Zoznica - for ob, fag and pf; Misterioso-for piano solo; Sea waves-Songs for piano and tenore; Verbum Patris hodie -for orchestra and mixed choir.
Awards: In 2003 received a grant from the Czech Music Fund, the composition contest received. for Generation Sonata for flute and piano\Exultation \ Honorable mention.

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