Brigitte Robindoré

(born in 1962), a French-American composer, studied composition and performance practice at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Ton de Leeuw and Jaap Schröder, followed by a degree at Duke University (USA), where she received three prizes for composition, graduating with the distinction summa cum laude. In 1989 she was recipient of an ASCAP young composer's award, which allowed her to continue compositional studies in Paris with Ton de Leeuw and Julio Estrada. There she was trained in the classic electroacoustic school of the Groupe de Recherche Musicale where she was in residence in 1992. From 1991-1997 she participated in the activities of both Parisian centers presided by Iannis Xenakis, Les Ateliers UPIC (currently CCMIX) and the CEMAMu research centre. As head of musical production at Les Ateliers UPIC, she had the opportunity to work with resident composers such as Iannis Xenakis himself, Jean-Claude Risset, Luc Ferrari, Paul Méfano and Yuji Takahashi. During this same period she taught electroacoustic studio techniques and composition as part of an eight-month program. In 1997 she completed a DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) degree at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis), under the direction of Horacio Vaggione, on the impact of electroacoustics on acoustic thought and composition in the exploration of the continuum and of noise. Moving to Los Angeles at the end of 1998, she was invited to be composer-in-residence at the University of California at Santa Barbara for the 1999-2000 school year.

Carla Rebora

Carla Rebora (1973, Genova, Italy) graduated in piano under the direction of Anna Maria Bordin and in composition with Paul Ferrara. After a brief period of study with Daniel Bertotto she has completed her studies with Mauro Boniface at the Foundation "Romano Romanini" in Brescia. She has studied with Azio Corghi obtaining the Diploma di Merito from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the Diploma di Alto Perfezionamento from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome; she as well obtained a second degree in composition. Among others, she won the International Competition of Composition of “Settimane musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore” in 2003 with the score “karumi kana”, performed for the first time by the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai conducted by Gianandrea Noseda at the opening concert of the 42th Festival of Stresa. Her compositions are published by “Rai Trade” and by SIMC-SCONFINARTE by Casa Editrice “Berben”. She teaches complementary harmony at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Gallarate.

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Carmen Rovi

(born in 1979 in Córdoba, Spain). Composer, pianist and teacher. She studied at the Conservatory of Córdoba and in 1996 she moved to Vitoria-Gasteiz, where she studied Piano with Professor Albert Nieto and composition with Anton Lauzurika. Since 2000 she has been a high school teacher by opposition. From 2000/2001 she was head of the department of music at IES "Ricardo Delgado Vizcaino" (Pozoblanco), center where she was director. As a composer, several of her works have premiered in concerts at the Conservatory "Jesus Guridi" of Vitoria.
Selected Works: Los siete enanitos, vln, pf; La olla de oro, 1999, tape; Por el camino del arco iris, pf.
Awards: Segundo premio en el Concurso de piano "Marisa Montiel" de Linares; Mención especial en el concurso "Ciudad de Guernika".