Silvia Mª. Olivero Anarte

(born in 1975 in Málaga, Spain). Composer and conductor. She studied at the Superior Conservatory of Málaga gaining Higher degrees of Solfeggio, Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition and Conducting. A part of her work has been released in the cycle "Los lunes en el conservatorio" performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Málaga and during the cycles of contemporary music organized by the Conservatory of Music in Malaga (2001- 2005), where she also participated, as speaker. As a conductor she has conducted the Melilla Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Complutense University of Madrid, the Chamber Orchestra of the University of Málaga, Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Likewise she has conducted vocal groups like Coral Santa Maria de la Victoria in Malaga, the Choir of the Complutense University of Madrid and the Choir of St. Mary Major Padula (Granada) in Santander.
Selected Works: El Archivo: [canción], 2003, s, pf; Arcos de ida y vuelta, 2004, 4 sax; Canción a una muchacha muerta, 2002, a, symphony orchestra; Concierto de viola y orquesta, 2003; Cuarteto de cuerdas nº 1, 2000, 2 vl, vla, vlc; Hacia adelante, 2001, symphony orchestra; Lo perdido, 2005, 2 cl, vl, vla, vlc, pf; El mar lejano, 2002, a, symphony orchestra; Molto allegro, 2001, symphony orchestra; Paciencia, 2001, symphony orchestra.
Awards: Final Degree Award in the first cycle and Honorable Mention in the second cycle at Higher degree of Harmony, counterpoint and composition.

Suvi Oskala

Suvi Oskala (20/08/1983, Joensuu, Finland) is a fiddle player and a singer combining a solo career with ensemble work in band such as Piia Kleemola & co, Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala and Pelios. She composes material for her solo work and ensembles, and has composed and performed music for several whole performances ranging from the world’s first sign language opera and music for the theatre, solo material in a more contemporary style. Suvi Oskala holds a Master of Music degree from the Folk Music Department of Sibelius Academy where she studied from 2002 to 2010 with fiddle and singing as her two majors. Suvi Oskala’s first solo album, entitled simply as ’SOOLO’, was released in February 2012 by her own label Suvi Sounds.

Tamara Obrovac

(born on 1 April 1962 in Pula, Croatia), composer, singer and flutist. She is one of the most impressive artists on the Croatian music scene, and in the past few years has become very popular due to the influence of the Istrian folk music that has been the creative force of her works. Tamara Obrovaric is one of those musicians to whom jazz is a path to understanding music as a whole. It has led her to an intensive investigation of her own regional music awareness, so she offers us a passionate musical journey throught the Istrian and Mediterranean spaces and times. She writes lyrics in local dialects, of Slavic and Romanic origin, and sings in different endangered Istrian dialects like Istriotic and Istroromanian dialect. In the 1980s she started her musical career in Zagreb in 1980-s when she discovered jazz, having graduated in flute at the music school in Pula. The combination of Istria and jazz found its complete articulation on her next CD, Ulika, whiel Transhistria 2001 inaugurated the new ensemble and the new sound (rhytm section and acoustic guitar and accordion) which would gain its definite form on the following two CDs, Sve pasiva 2003 and Daleko je 2006, fully establishing the new expression and the new ensemble with which she would become more and more recognizable on the European Jazz scene and gain the acknowledgement of the international audience and critics. She is the creator of the multimedia project PANPHONIA ISTRIANA dedicated to the Istrian dialects and, since 2010, she has been the director of Valamar Jazz Festival, Porec Croatia.
Selected works: CDs: Triade, 1996; Ulika, 1998; Transhistria, 2001; Sve pasiva/Everything fades away, 2003; Daleko je/Is faraway, 2005; Neću više jazz kantati/I won't sing jazz any more, 2009, Madirosa, 2011, in collaboration with string quartet Epoque.
Awards: Professional jurry award for best score for short film " Contrada", director Matija Debeljuh, Croatian film days 2013; Porin (Croatian National Music Award) for best female vocal performance, the song "Tango and cha cha", CD Madirosa, 2012; 42nd PIF–International Puppet Theater Festival, The International professional Jury Award for the music in the theatre show "Svarozic", performed by the Zagreb Puppet Theatre (Zagreb, Croatia) 2009.

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