Edith Lejet

Born 1941, Paris, France. Composer and Specialist in Twentieth Century Music. She is Emeritus Professor, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Cité de la Musique) and ssor of Composition, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot At the Conservatoire, she studied Composition with Jean Rivier and André Jolivet, whose classes were frequently augmented by the outstanding teaching of Henri Dutilleux. She was a Trainee with the Groupe de Recherche Musicale of Radio-France (GRM), 1966 Concurrent with, but outside her studies at CNSMDP, she participated as a trainee in introductory courses to electro-acoustic music organized in 1966 by the group under the guidance of François Bayle. As an undergraduate, she was awarded a scholarship by the French Foreign Ministry to two summer courses in composition with composer Virgilio Mortari. She won The “Grand Prix de Rome de Composition » and is a Fellowship holder of Artistic Section of « Casa de Velazquez » in Madrid, 1968-1970, where she attended concerts and conferences organized by the Alea Group, and had contacts with Luis de Pablo and Cristobal Halffter. Lejet has composed numerous works which were published by Amphion, Lemoine, Billaudot, Transatlantiques, Eschig. These have been performed by orchestras or instrumental groups such as the New Philarmonic Orchestra of Radio-France, Ars Nova, 2e 2m, Musique Vivante, in festivals such as Royan, the Festival of Nordic Music in Oslo etc. , and in concert series such as les Mardis de Radio-France, les Concerts-Lectures de France-Musique, Espace Contemporain etc. In addition, her compositions were broadcast on foreign radio stations in Japan, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Yugoslavia, to name a few. Six of her works for instrumental groups have been recorded on a CD released in November 2004 (Mandala, distributed by Harmonia Mundi).

Edith Lettner

(born in 1964, in Linz, resident in Vienna) musician and painter. She received saxophone instruction from Hannes Meixner, Leo Wright and Manfred Balasch, and learned jazz theory with Uli Scherer. She also learned to play the Armenian wind instrument known as the duduk. For Lettner, collaborating with artists from different cultures is an important source of inspiration. Alongside jazz, she deals intensively with eastern and African music, and projects bringing together various artistic expressive means (catharsis, tone pictures). She plays with artists and formations including phone 3 phone, Stefan Wagner Group, keba Cissoko, Celia Mara, Afro Manderg and Zohren Joova. Her compositions can be heard live and on CDS, as well as in the role of theater and film music. In 2005 she founded  her own band, freemotion.
Releases: freemotion. 1 CD; phone 3 phone: 3 CDS, Stefan Wagner Group: 2 CDS
Apperances: Wiesen Jazz Festival; Porgy& Bess (Vienna); Centre Culturel Francais Dakar/ Senegal.

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Eeva Lindholm

(born in 1937, in Forssa, Finland, resident in Ulvila, Finland), composer. She has studied piano privately with different teachers since she was 6 years old. She has studied sacred music for organ. She is working as a composer and has done a lot of choral arrangements. She began to compose music in 1973, both for performances and competitions. About ten years later she started to write songs including songs for children which were awarded with several prizes (e.g. at the National Competition of Children's Music in Salo). Lindholm is a member of the Finnish music organizations ELVIS and TEOSTO, where about 180 of her compositions exists. Her music has been published on over 30 records. She accompanied big ballet performances in Pori Theatre 1970-1980.
Selected recordings: Merituulella (At the Seamind), 2010; Eikka porin Maisemissa 1996; Gymansticmusic Musiikkia Mausteeksi (Music for Spice) for gymnasts allover in Finland 1994; Music for the provincial Gymnastic performance in Satakunta 1983.
Selected works: You are a Sea 1994; A Velvety Soft Night 1993; In the Window of the Candyshop 2002; A little Black Fellow 1997; A song of Washing Girl 2001; Tango of the Artist, 1991:
Awards: In 2008 she was awarded an honorary title by the Finnish president; the first Prize in Karuselli-childmusic-competition 1997; the 2nd prize in the national childmusic-competition in Salo.

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