Georgina Sánchez

(born in 1985 in Valladolid, Spain), violoncellist, composer and conductor. She studied cello and chamber music at Musikene, under the guidance of Asier Polo and Damian Martinez. Subsequently, she studied cello in Paris and Madrid with Phillipe Müller and Natalia Shakhovskaya (Escuela Superior Reina Sofía), while studying orchestral conducting with Enrique García Asensio and Bruno Aprea. She has taken courses in Music Therapy at the University of Alcalá and Conducting at the Eutherpe Foundation, in addition to studying Art History at the UNED. She was awarded a scholarship by the IEA (2005-2009) and Musical Youth of Madrid (2006-2007). Since 2002, she has given over 200 recitals and solo concerts throughout Spain, accompanied by orchestras such as the RTVE, Sinfónica del Vallés, Extremadura or Sinfónica de C. y León, among others. In 2006 she researched forgotten Spanish cellists, and in 2009 undertook research recovering works for cello of the Generation of '27. With clarinetist José Francisco Gil in 2008 formed the duet "Santor - Gilort", cello and clarinet, with whom she played concerts in Germany, Italy and the Iberian Peninsula. She composed some of the works they perform specifically for the duo. At the same time, Georgina was the first cellist of the string group "Habemus Quartet" dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary music. She has composed more than 30 pieces. She has also adapted several Spanish songs for cello and piano. As director, she has directed in various lectures and training courses, having recently directed the premiere of her choral symphonic composition "La Esperanza del Sabio", held in the Auditorium of León. In July 2012, she was "Artist in Residence" and juror of "Salzburg Voice Festival". In August 2013 she recorded her first album, which was launched at the Ducal Palace ocelitana villa: it includes some of her compositions, sponsored by the "Medinaceli DeArte" Foundation.
Selected recordings: "Cadencias para los dos conciertos de Haydn"; "Elegía Rapsódica para cello y piano"; "Danzas Farrucas" cello; "Sonatina Picarona", vl, pf.
Awards: She has been awarded as performer in 30 contests of cello and chamber music. Her composition "Pregón de danza" was awarded at the International Chamber Music Competition Villalgordo of Júcar (Albacete). In 2010 she was recognized as the best young classical artist of the Community of Castilla y León in the solo category.

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Gina Schwarz

(born in Austria, resident in Vienna), composer. She studied jazz bass a Konservatorium Wien University, after which she continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston and in New York with Buster Williams and Cecil McBee. She has performed live and realized studio productions with her own quintet SchwarzMarkt, the double bass sextet Bass Instict, in the Zone feat. George Garzone, the HH Jazz Quartet, the Robert Bachner Big Band, Global Glue and many others. She was commissioned by the Burgtheater in Vienna to compose incidental music for the play Damen der Gesellschaft. She is a recipient of the Berklee Best Award as well as the winner of the MUSICMAKER composition competition of 2002.
Discography: SchwarzMarkt (CD, ATS Records 0599), in the Zone feat. George Garzone (CD, ats Records 0625), Illusionista, Bassinstinct (CD, Zappel Music ZP0011)
Performances: concerts at Jazz Fest Vienna and the MM. Festival in St.Pölten with SchwarzMarkt, Austrian tours and a Cd production with American saxophonist George Garzone (2006, 2007), “All about Jazz- “New York Best of 2007”, concert with the double bass sextes Bass instinct, “Best performances of the year”, Austrian cultural Forum (2007).
Awards: Hans Koller Award as “Side(wo)man of the Year”(2007)

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Giuliana Soscia

(Latina 18 novembre 1967), pianista, fisarmonicista, compositrice jazz. Si è diplomata nel 1988 in pianoforte presso il Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma con Sergio Cafaro. Ha vinto numerosi concorsi pianistici ed ha iniziato un’intensa attività concertistica. Contemporaneamente ha intrapreso lo studio della fisarmonica e del jazz. Dal 1995 al 1999 ha approfondito gli studi di etnomusicologia sul folklore italiano, per approdare in seguito ad un tipo di musica più complessa come il tango, completando il percorso e la ricerca attraverso la contaminazione jazzistica. Nel 2001 le è stato assegnato il trofeo Sonerfisa Premio Internazionale città di Castelfidardo come migliore fisarmonicista italiana, nel 2005 il prestigioso ―XXXV Premio Personalità Europea presso il Campidoglio e nel 2007 il ―Premio alla Carriera. Dal 1988 al 2008 è stata presente in vari programmi radiofonici e televisivi, in qualità di musicista e di conduttrice per la RAI e nelle reti private d’Italia. Nel 2006 ha creato il gruppo ―Soscia Tango che è diventato, nel 2007, ―Giuliana Soscia & Pino Jodice Italian Tango Quartet col quale ha intrapreso un’intensissima attività concertistica in Italia e all’Estero. È stata solista con le orchestre ―Milano Classica, ―G.Rossini, ―Scottish National Jazz Orchestra e con la ―PMJO Parco della Musica Jazz Orchestra. Ha inciso diversi CD: gli ultimi sono ―Latitango (2008) e ―Antiche Pietre (2009). Tra le sue composizioni: ―Antiche Pietre, ―Kiltango, ―Passaggio dei Delfini e ―Pantaleon, per fisarmonica, pianoforte, contrabbasso e batteria (2008), ―Intro Freedom Tango, per fisarmonica (2008).