Nataša Kostadinović

(born in Subotica, Serbia, 1970), pedagogue, conducter, composer. She graduated in Music Pedagogy from the Faculty of Musical Arts in Belgrade where she later specialized in solfeggio and in the Methodology of Teaching Music. As a lecturer she has been working at the Vocational School for Nursery Teachers and Sports Coaches in her hometown. She is the founder and the conductor of the City and Church Choir in Subotica. Research in related arts has always been in her focus of interests, especially that which deals with women`s role in composing and performing music in media. She has been the main organizer and the leader of several musical workshops for children and youngsters, and for that reason she wrote music and lyrics for numerous children`s songs.

Simone Kopmajer

(born and resident in Vienna), composer. She studied jazz voice at the university of music and Performing Arts in Graz.
Her world is the (re-) interpretation of the Great American Songbook, and she has released CDs in  Japan, the USA and Europe, Kopmajer has worked  together with the likes of George Mraz, Victor Lewis, Houston Person, Fritz Pauer, Piotr Wojtasik and others.
Works: Romance (Cd, 2005), Taking a chance on love (CD, 2007), Let’s fall in love (cd, 2008)
Performances: Jazz Zaragoza (Spain), Museum of Art- Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Usa), Jazz Sommer Graz.
Awards: Hans Koller Award (2003), scholarship to New York

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Katharina Klement

(born in 1963, in Graz, resident in Vienna), composer. Studies: piano, composition, a course in electro-acoustic & experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, course in music technology  at the University of York/UK, private studies in sculpture and dance improvisation. Klement is active as composer-performer in the field of noted and improvised instrumental and electronic music: instrumental and electronic compositions, interdisciplinary projects in the areas of music/ text/video/ performance, several works for mechanically and electronically prepared piano. She has made sound installations and is founder and member of several improvisation ensembles. Awards, scholarship and commissioned works include the 2001 Austro Mechana Publicity Prize, international performances and concerts. Since 2008 she has headed the computer music and electronic media program at the University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna.
Selected works: Katharina Klement: portrait, Ed. Zeitton /(CD, orf 2008); USE with H. Stangassinger, h. Schweiger (CD Kalk 2008); 800 with N. Gansterer, J. Novotny (dvd, Extraplatte, 2005).
Performances: RE.NEXT, performances with Lynn Book et al.; subshrubs, concert with A. Castelló, M.Osojnik, B.Roisz, unlimited festival(Wels 2008); cows caused chaos for 15 instrument, commissioned by the Cultural Capital Linz.

Contact: www.katharinaklement.com