Lucia Ronchetti

(Roma 3 febbraio 1963), compositrice, didatta. Nel 1987 si è diplomata in composizione ed in musica elettronica presso il Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia di Roma e laureata in lettere e Filosofia presso l’Università La Sapienza di Roma. Nel 1999 ha ottenuto il D.E.A. in estetica presso la Sorbonne di Parigi ed un dottorato in musicologia presso l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sorbonne, sotto la direzione di François Lesure. Nel 1995-96 ha seguito il corso dell’IRCAM e nel 1996-97 ha ottenuto la residenza alla Cité Internationale des Arts a Parigi e la Borsa Erato del Ministero degli Esteri. Dal 1999 è stata compositore in residenza all’”Akademie Schloss Solitude" di Stoccarda, nel 2003 alla “MacDowell Colony” di Peterbourough di Boston ed al “Forum Neues Musiktheater” della Staatsoper di Stuttgart. Nel 2005 ha vinto il “Fulbright” quale Visiting Scholar alla Columbia University di New York e nel 2007 é stata compositore in residenza presso la “Corporation of Yaddo” di New York. Importanti per la sua formazione compositiva gli studi con Salvatore Sciarrino, Gerard Grisey e Tristan Murail.

Lula Romero

(born in 1976 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain). Composer and pianist. She holds composition, piano, and art history degrees and earned a Master's degree in composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Gilius van Bergeijk and Cornelis de Bondt. She is a member and founder of the Composers' Association, Suono dal Niente, and has been selected as a composer for the Ligeti Academy 2010 (Asko-Schönberg ensemble). Currently, she lives and works in Berlin. Her works have been performed by contemporary music ensembles such as, KNM Ensemble Berlin, Nieuw Ensemble, Ligeti Academy Ensemble, Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, RadaR Ensemble, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, Grupo Dhamar, Krater Ensemble, NEOSBrass, Rosa Ensemble, Ensemble Espacio Sinkro, Taller Sonoro and by the pianist Alberto Rosado, among others.
Selected Works: En relieve, 2010, 2 Flutes, oboe, clarinet Bb, Bass clarinet, tenor sax, horn, harp, percussion, piano, 2 violins and viola; Ajeno, 2009/2010, 2 Flutes, oboe, clarinet Bb, Bass clarinet, tenor sax, horn, harp, percussion, piano, 2 violins and viola; Diferencia, 2010, Classic Trio; Cristalizaciones, 2010, 2 pf; After passing by, 2010, Bass clarinet and live electronics; Profil perdu, 2010, Flute, clarinet Bb, bassoon, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello; Present/absent, 2011, baritone saxophone, double bass, percussion and piano; Teilnahme, 2011, for amplified flute, voice, harp, cello and percussion; Anabasis, 2011/2012, cycle of pieces for solo instruments (horn, clarinet-Bb, piano and percussion) and live-electronics; Korrektur, 2012, for amplified voice and double bass; Desencuentros, 2012- 2013, for two pianos and live-electronics.
Awards: She was awarded with the Berlin–Rheinsberger Kompositionpreis 2011 by the cultural affairs department and she received the CDMC 2008 composition prize of the Spanish Culture Ministry for her composition In constant sorrow for ensemble and the Fundación Autor Honorable Mention – CDMC prize 2010 for piece profil perdu.

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Magaly Ruiz Lastres

(born in 1941 in Santa Clara, Cuba resident in Spain). In 1981 she received a degree in music composition at the High Art Institute in Havana. She has worked as lecturer in several courses at intermediate and higher music. She has a wide participation in events and has led numerous educational and pedagogical research projects. Her musical compositions have won awards at various competitions and she has served on several juries in composition contests. Her research papers have been published in musical journals of high international prestige. Her biography has been published in such prestigious dictionaries as The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Latin American Dictionary of Music.

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