Carla Marciano

(Salerno, 15 luglio 1968), sassofonista e compositrice. Consegue il diploma di clarinetto nel 1991, presso il Conservatorio “Giuseppe Martucci” di Salerno, si classifica nel “I°Premio Nazionale Massimo Urbani per il miglior sassofonista emergente1996 ”. Suona nel quartetto “C.Marciano Quartet” e nel 2003 esce il suo primo cd da leader “Trane’s Groove” , a cui segue “A Strange Day”. Si è esibita in America ricevendo recensioni positive dalle riviste di jazz; compare, prima tra le donne, nella categoria “Miglior Nuovo Talento” del “Top Jazz 2005” indetto dalla rivista “Musica Jazz”. Partecipa al “Hartford International Jazz Festival”negli Stati Uniti, è presente al “Italian Women in Jazz 2006 ”, a “A Tempo, International Music Festival of Montenegrin National Theatre 2005” a Podgorica in Montenebro organizzato dalla “Fondazione Adkins Chit: Donne in Musica”.

Carme Miró Manero

(born on 3rd October 1956 in Barcelona, Spain) composer and teacher. She gained degrees in Flute, musical language, composition, harmony and counterpoint. She teaches at the Barcelona Conservatory. As a concert pianist and flute, she has performed concerts solo, duos and in small groups throughout Spain, mainly in Catalonia. As a composer she has composed the opera "El somni dels Esmè", scenic music and several educational videos edited by Eumo Editorial.
Selected works: El Banquete, 1989, voice, arp; Bessllum del Sud, vl, pf; Montseny visió de mar, 1998, fl, pf; Requiem; El Somni dels Esmè, 1988, s, choir (voices- bi), pf, reciter; Taut, voice, pf, perc, vlc; Transformacions, 1990, voice, pf; Viatge a l'horitzó, chi, chamber orchestra.

Cĕlia Mara

(born in Brazil, and resident in Vienna), composer. With her latest production BASTARDISTA, Celia Mara catapulted herself into the top acts of the international world music scene. For months she was a presence in the European world music charts, specialist media from New York to Moscow waxed ebullient about her music, and she appeared at very large open air concerts all over Europe as well as at hip clubs and prestigious concert halls. “Brazilian Bastardsound made in Vienna is music by a true world citizen: it’s cosmopolitan, international, multilingual- a style that’s Celia Mara’s very own. She unites the most diverse musical genres of Latin America with a Central Europe approach, all of it in an up-to-date Viennesse electronic package. Celia Mara does her own composing, arranging and production.  In Austria, she was voted “Best World Music Artist” of 2000. In 2003 she received the Herta Pammer Award.
Publications: joga bonito, soundtrack, short documentaries by cc-lab, UK 2005; Bastardista (CD, globalista records 2005), Santa Rebeldia (CD, globalista record 2008).
Performances: Jazz Fest Vienna (2007), Africa Festival Wurzburg (2006), National  Palace of Culture, Sofia 2007.
Awards: Copa de Cultura- Brasil+ Germany, export award of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture (2006).

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