Michaela Rabitsch

(born in Austria), composer. She studied  classical violin lessons at the age of 7, moved to Vienna at 14 to attend Musikgymnasium and studied violin at conservatory of Vienna; completed with university- entrance diploma. Later on changed to trumpet and studies for jazz and popular music at the Bruckner conservatory Linz (now Anton Bruckner private University) with Ingrid Jensen, Peter Tuscher and classical trumpet with Fritz Handlbauer. Plays and played with bands like: two of a kind, Hypersax, stage music at Burgtheater Wien, Just for funk, Ladybirds, MBB, Blechvögel, Michaela Rabitsch Quartett feat Lukas Zimmer, Robert Pawlik Quartet, Sophisticated Ladies, Theater des kindes Linz, Damen der Gesellschaft, Con Moto, various Big Bands. In the recent years she has focused especially on her own compositions played together in quartet or duo with Robert Pawlik.  As international touring artists, Michaela and Robert have performed at Festivals and Jazz Clubs not only in their home country Austria, but also in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Italy.
Works: “Just the two of us”, “Moods”. It is their first recording with exclusively original compositions presented by both leaders, reflecting the core of their current work. The album was recorded and mixed in their private studio, which they always try to optimize according to their needs, constantly looking for and achieving the ultimate sound using vintage and only the finest gear in recording. 

 

Michèle Reverdy

(born in 1943, Alexandria (Egypt), resident in France) composer. She studied music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Olivier Messiaen and Claude Ballif classes, and she won first prize in counterpoint, analysis and composition. From 1979 to 1981, she was a resident at the Casa de Velazquez in Madrid. Since 1983, she has been a professor of analysis and orchestration at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1993, she was composer in residence at the Strasbourg Conservatory and invited to the Musica Festival in the same city. In 1995, SACEM gave her the prize of symphonic music for all of her work. Producer at Radio France from 1978 to 1992, Michèle Reverdy is also the author of two books on the work of Olivier Messiaen and a book of reflections on her craft: Composer de la musique aujourd'hui (Editions Klincksieck, 2007). She has composed for all instrumental ensembles from solo instrument to full orchestra. She has written for voice melodies and monodrama on texts by Federico Garcia Lorca, Lewis Carroll, Jean-Claude Buchard, Serge Poliakoff, Tristan Corbière, José Tono Martinez, Joachim Du Bellay, Sandro Penna, Hans-Ulrich Treichel and choral works based on poems of Aloysius Bertrand or Saint Jean-de-la-Croix. She wrote melodramas, musical and other works of musical theater storytelling with Pascal Quignard, Italo Calvino and Pierre Michon. She is also illustrated in the genre of opera with Le Château by Franz Kafka, La Haute Note Jaune (vie et mort de Vincent van Gogh) from Vincent's letters to Theo, Le Précepteur after Jakob Lenz, Hans Werner Henze commission for the Munich Biennale, Le Fusil de Chasse after Yasushi Inoué and Médée, the Opera of Lyon commission, after Christa Wolf.
Selected works: Quatre Eaux-fortes, for string quartet, 2012; Which dreamed it?, for two pianos and two percussions, 2009; Cinq pièces pour violoncelle, 2004; En la noche dichosa, for ensemble for 8 voices, poems from Saint-Jean de la Croix, 2002; Médée, opera for five soloists, male chorus, large orchestra, after Medea Christa Wolf, 2001; Quatorze poignées d'argile,  for harp, 1999; Nouvelles du monde après, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, instrumental ensemble, poem by Christian Doumet, 1998; Concerto pour orchestre: pour 25 instruments, 1994; Le Cercle du vent, for orchestra, 1988; Sept Enluminures, female voice, clarinet, piano and percussion, 1987.
Publishers: Leduc; Babelscores.com.

Contact: www.michelereverdy.com

 

Milica Rogulja

(Belgrade, 25th December, 1950), studied composition in the Music Academy in Belgrade with Enriko Yosif and from 1985 onwards was a student at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome under the guidance of composer Mauro Bortolotti. Hailed in many parts of Europe as one of the most interesting composers of her generation, her works have been performed throughout Europe and include: Oltre La Grammatica, for chamber ensemble and soprano (which was awarded second prize from the Association of Serbian Composers, 1987), Dostojno jest, for soprano and symphony orchestra, Rome, (2000), commissioned for the Jubilee Celebrations organised by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica. Other works include: Brahman, for tenor, mixed choir and symphony orchestre (1983), Prize of City (Belgrade), Psaltikia, for 20 flutes and tenor (1981), Sonata, for violin and piano (1974), Morning songs, for baritone, flute and piano (1973), Pasacaglia, for symphony orchestra (1984), Ricercar - Quasi una entelechia, for symphony orchestra (1987).