Sarah Lianne Lewis

Sarah Lianne Lewis (1988) is a Welsh composer, based in Cardiff. She grew up in West Wales and her music is strongly influenced by the landscapes of her native country. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2009, with a BA (Hons) in Music and History, and a MMus in Composition, having studied composition with Arlene Sierra and piano with Catherine Milledge. She has also been mentored by Lynne Plowman, Peter Reynolds and John Metcalf in recent years. Recently Sarah had several new works performed across Wales, whilst working with a variety of performers, including the Carducci Quartet, PianoCircus, Cor Cyfoes and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Among her awards: Featured in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ Welsh Composers Showcase 2012; Winner of Young Composer of Dyfed 2011; Recipient of the Coe Memorial Foundation Grant (2006 – 2009)

Silvia Lanzalone

Silvia Lanzalone (Salerno 1970), flutist and composer, is oriented towards experimentation and research into new expressive and linguistic solutions, using computer technology to process sound in real time. Recently her interest is focused on the composition of pieces characterized by improvisation and a gestural component, combined with interactive instruments and sound installations. Her works are often produced with the collaboration of instrumentalists, dancers, film directors, actors and visual art performers. Silvia Lanzalone won the ‘Quarant’anni nel 2000’ International Prize of Composition in 2000, the ‘Franco Evangelisti International Prize of Composition’ in 2006, and a grant from the ‘C. M. Lerici Foundation’ for a research project at the KTH - Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing in 2010. She wrote articles for specialist magazines and gave lectures and masterclasses on Electronic Music and New Technologies, as well as talks for several international conventions. Her compositions have been performed in national and international festivals: she teaches Electronic Music at the Conservatory ‘G.Martucci’ of Salerno.

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Sonja Lončar

(Belgrade, 19 th th November, 1978) completed her pianoforte and postgraduate-specialization studies in contemporary chamber music at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Nevena Popović. She completed Master and Ph.D. studies with Hans Peter and Volker Stenzl at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock. From 2004 till 2006 she was a member of both the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony orchestra of Radio and Television Serbia and worked in the Belgrade Faculty of Music as an accompanist. She is active as a soloist and with different ensembles and has won over thirty prizes in international European competitions and in 2009 she received a prize from the City of Belgrade as the best young artist from a Serbian Music Association. She has performed in Serbia, Europe and in the USA and has written soundtracks for short films (winning a prize for Gallows for two) and TV shows (Šta mi spremaš) and is a member of the piano duo LP, and Jarboli. She has written for many Serbian theatres including Big Muzzy (1999), Luča Mikrokozma ( 2002), One (Prague, 2001), Plastelin (2007), Zamak (2008), BLI (2009), Igrajući žrtvu (2009), Dečaci Pavlove ulice (2009).