Charlotte Seither

(31st August 1965 in Landau/Pfalz in Germany) works with important institutions and interpreters such as BBC Symphony Orchestra London, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ASKO Kamerkoor Amsterdam and Ensemble Modern. Her works have been played at important international festivals such as Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Prague Spring, Warsaw Generation-Festival or IFWM Festival Seoul. In 1998 she received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and participates in international symposiums and competition juries. As artist in residence she lived and worked Cité des Arts Paris (1999), Villa Aurora Los Angeles (2000), Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart (1995) and in Palazzo Barbarigo Venice (1993). In 2009 she received a one-year fellowship for the Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo in Rome. She has won international prizes and honours: Praetorius Music Prize 2010 of the County Lower Saxonia. Amongst her works: Anderes / Selbst. Opera for 3 soloist, choir and orchestra (1998-2000), Commissioned by the Oper Bonn / Reihe Bonn Chance. Experimentelles Musiktheater World premiere: 11th June 2000, Beethovenorchester Bonn, conductor: Wolfgang Ott: Essay on Shadow and Truth for orchestra (2007), Commissioned by the Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach World premiere: 29th April 2008, Krefeld, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, conductor: Graham Jackson ; Recherche sur le fond for orchestra (2010/11) Commissioned by the Festival Ensemblia Mönchengladbach World premiere: 10th June 2011, Mönchengladbach, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, conductor: Graham Jackson : Living gardens for 19 players (2002/03), Commissioned by Ensemble Modern and the City of Frankfurt, World premiere: 7th May 2003, Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern, conductor: Kaspar de Roo: Schatten und Klarsein. Verse für Heinrich von Kleist for soprano and 20 string (2009/10),Commissioned by the Foerderkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn , World premiere: 15th December 2010, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn conductor: Ruben Gazarian

Christa Stracke

(born in 1943, in Vienna, resident in Vienna), textile designer. She studied piano and musical theory.
Selected works: Mass „Behüte mich Gott, den ich vertraue dir“, 2001 (CD Special Record“) „Auferstehungsmesse (requiem mass), 2004 (CD Special Record“), Deutsches Magnificat, 2010. All first performed in the Basilika Maria Treu (Piaristenkirche), Vienna. About 100 chansons for voice and piano, Also performed in public appearances since 1997. About 30 chansons in the way of traditional Viennese songs. Presentation at festival of Viennese song festival Wean hean April 2013. 5 chansons: Die Hängematte (Youtube), “Janosch”, “Ich raum“ eine Wohnung aus“ (CD 1997, Edition Lade) „ Ich bin ein beschriebenes Blatt“, Sturz ist nichr Flug (CD 1997, Edition Lade), 3 Traditional Viennese songs: Zentralfriedhof, Der Zentrau „ (Youtube, 2012), Fahrscheinkontrolle (Youtube, 1998), Die Domina von Oberlaa


Christina Schilling

(born in 1981, in Seoul, South Korea). Danish songwriter, singer and musician. She was in Denmark when she was 3 months old. She has written songs for artists in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania and South Africa. Schilling is a member, songwriter and vocalist of the jazz pop project Technicoloured Roses. She finished her high school education and was also accepted at the music pre-academy programme (MgK). As a songwriter Schilling has worked with artists and producers from Europe as well as the USA, and written several songs for national Eurovision pre selections and the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2013 she co wrote the winner song of Viña del Mar International Song Festival 2013, held in Chile: Because You Can. The song was written by her, Camilla Gottschalck, Hera Björk, Örlygur Smári and Jonas Gladnikoff. This was the first time in history that the winning song of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival was written by a Danish songwriter. In 2011 she co-wrote Falling sung by Nikki Kavanagh, which reached the top 10 on iTunes, Ireland. Her music has also been used in films and musicals, such as Bjørnen (The Bear) by Anton Chekhov in Copenhagen, and Manny Quinn: The Musical in Dublin.
Selected Works: Because You Can; the song Volver performed by Auryn, and was released on the group's album Endless Road, 7058; the song Someday performed by the Icelandic singer Hera Björk; Falling sung by Nikki Kavanagh; single Keep On Playing, album Planet of the Roses with the group Technicoloured Roses, 2012; Like Pantomime performed by the Icelandic artist Erna Hrönn.

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