Elisabet Raspall Guillamont

(born in 1966 in Barcelona, Spain). Composer and pianist. She studied at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona, where she earned the Professional Diploma, and obtained the Superior Degree at the Taller de Músics de Barcelona. Later, in the U.S.A, with a scholarship, she studied contemporary music at the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated in Professional Music. She attended numerous jazz seminars in Barcelona, in the International Seminar of Jazz Schools in Dublín, and in differents Jazz Festivals. She worked in different occasions at television channels in Spain and in theatre plays. She combines professional activities with teaching. Presently she is working as pianist in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Esmuc). She recorded 7 CD's with her own original compositions and others in collaboration.
Selected Works: Triangles (Fresh Sound New Talent- FSNT 18, 1996); Lila (Fresh Sound New Talent- FSNT 58, 1999); Maram (Fresh Sound World Jazz- FSWJ 13, 2000); Quatro (Ediciones PAE, 2005); Bossanova i la Geltrú (Raspall Records-Nomada57213, 2010); Plujazz (Raspall Records- RR001, 2010); L'istiu ak cor- Summer heart (Raspall Records- RR002, 2011); El petó/The Kiss (Raspall Records- RR003)
Awards: She received several rewards from Associació de Músics de Jazz de Catalunya, and by Radio 4, RNE in Catalonia.

Contact: www.elisabetraspall.com

Elisabeth Ragl

(born in 1970, in Steyr, Austria), arranger and composer. She studied cello with Heidi Litschauer at the Salzburg Mozarteum, graduating in 1995 with distinction. She is a member of the Vienna Chamber orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra Philarmonic, Philarmona Wien, Trio Spektren (www.triospekten.at), Ensemble Spektren and Cellissimo Bassissimo. She has performed as a chamber musician/ soloist in Germany, Japan, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. Ragl has taught cello and chamber music since 1987 (Upper Austrian Landesmusikschulwerk and private instruction); teaching positions at the Vienna University of Music between 1999 and 2004. In recent years she has worked on crossover projects which have involved dancers, actors, composers and visual artists. Many of these musical concepts arose “with and for children” and have been performed at the Brucknerhaus in Linz. Elisabeth Ragl composes and arranges music; writes texts, creates image presentations, builds props and establishes many kinds of contacts for these purposes.
Publication: Praktische Bei-Spiele, specialized book, Music pedagogy Institute of the Upper  Austrian Landesmusikdirektion (2000); ensemble SPEKTREN präsentiert neue (kammer)music aus oberösterreich (CD, 2002); Cowmania. Sophie, die musikalische Kuh, Brucknerhaus- Edition (CD, 2005)
Performances: Das musikalische Nashorn Ensemble Spektren /Balduin, Salzer Brucknerhaus Linz (2004);
Das Vollmondorchester musical theater & children’s book (pictures: Jens Rassmus; publisher: Provincial Library)  Brucknerhaus Linz (2007); Mählodische Eiweissheiten, Cellissimo- Bassissimo, Brucknerhaus Linz (2008).
Awards: 1st place for solo cello at the national competition “Jugend musiziert”and special prize of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra (1993)

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Géraldine Ros

(born in 1956, France), composer, singer. She studied at Ecole Normale de Paris: piano, harmony, analysis, counterpoint and orchestration with Pierre Petit. She was awarded a fellowship for three years at the Conservatory in Hamburg, Germany where she studied singing with Naan Pold and composition with György Ligeti. She continued her singing studies with Andrea Guiot professor at the Conservatoire National de Paris. In 1984, In Furore, for soprano, synthesizers, piano, percussion and computer was created at the Ars Electronica festival of Lynz (Austria), the show was presented at the theater of Chaillot in Paris, with  Geraldine Ros at song, Pascal Le Corre at piano and Guy Joêl Cypriani at percussion. In 1993, the oratorio Qui ne joue pas aux Dés, command of the La côte d’Opale Festival, on libretto by Blake Dawson, for soprano (Geraldine Ros), narrator (Black Dawson), chorus, solo cello (Hervé Hodan), strings and 6 percussions (Les Percussions de Strasbourg) was created to celebrate the opening of the Tunnel sous la Manche. In 2001, the play Gorgias was created at the festival of Delphi in Greece; Geraldine Ros wrote and sang the role of the Pythia. The show was presented at the “Comédie” of Reims and at the Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire in Paris. In 2003, in the Opera Gospel Freedom of Muriel Hermine at the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione she wrote and sang le grand air of the Statue. In 2006-2007, she toured in France with her group Afro Roots.
Selected works: Ven djo vè,  melody for soprano and string orchestra, 2001; Le Souffle des Eaux, lyric poem for 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano and electroacoustic, 1990; Trio pour Janine, for violin, cello and piano, 1987; Regarde le Ciel, for soprano, piano and percussion, and also for soprano and chamber orchestra on a poem by Reiner Maria Rilke, Durand Edition, 1983; Les Yeux Fermés, for solo violin created by Ivry Gitlis, Salle Gaveau, 1983; Introît of Requiem, for three sopranos, mezzo-soprano, chorus, cello and electroacoustic,1983; Lamento, or voice and piano Durand Editions.
Selective discography: 2013, CD AFRODITE
Award: 1990, 2nd prize at the International Music Competition film "Trento Cinema" in Italy, chairman of the jury Enio Morricone.