Alicia Terrón Batista
(born in 1954 in Málaga, Spain). Composer, conducter and teacher. She obtained the title of Superior Professor of Music Theory, music theory, transposition and accompaniment, the title of Harmony, counterpoint, and composition and the degree in Piano. As a composer, she has written works for piano, band music, orchestra, chamber and choral polyphony. Her repertoire has been interpreted throughout the national territory and in several European cities. She was conductor of the Chamber Choir Juan Vazquez for eight years and created the Municipal Band of Plasencia, which she conducted for twelve years. She is Professor of Harmony, Analysis and Fundamentals of composition at the Conservatory of Music "García Matos" Plasencia.
Selected works: Ave María, 2001, choir (4 voices- bi); Ave maris stella, 2008, s, choir (4 voices- bi); Lamentos (1. Larguetto- 2. Andante- 3. Allegro- 4. Moderato), 2 vl, vla, vlc; Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Pasión: marcha de Procesión, band; Preludio para un adolescente preludio para piano, pf; Recuerdos de cuatro estaciones (1. Primavera "Aquel joven soñador"- 2. Verano "Atardecer en Llerena"- 3. Otoño "Día de lluvía" (Melancolía)- 4. Invierno "En aquel lugar"): cuatro canciones para soprano, violoncello y piano, s, vlc, pf; Sax Quartet nº 1 (1. Allegro- 2. Moderato (Arebesco)- 3. Allegro- 4. Presto), 4 sax; Sinfonía para orquesta de cuerda (1. Allegro- 2. Largo- 3. Presto), string orchestra.
(born in 1959 in Madrid, Spain). Singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer of the Mecano pop trio. After seven Mecano albums and huge success in Europe and Latin America, the continuous touring began taking its toll on the band. By 1997, Ana felt confident enough to sing again and moved to London to record her first solo album, Puntos Cardinales (Cardinal points). Ana's biggest solo success came in 1999 with her album, Pasajes de un Sueño (Passages of a dream). In 2001, Ana recorded the album Ana Torroja. In 2003 she published her third album Frágil"(Fragile). For the album, she appeared solo on stage for the first time, in a brief tour across America and Europe called the Gira Frágil (Fragile Tour). In 2006, Ana released a new studio album entitled Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte, produced by Syntek. In 2008, Ana decided to work with Schiller, singing Por qué te vas, which went to Number One in the Sehnsucht album charts in Germany. In October 2010 Ana released Sonrisa (Smile), her fifth original studio album in Spanish. The album was produced by the Venezuelan Andrés Levin, who also produced her second album.
Selected recordings: Puntos cardinales" 1997; Points Cardinaux 1997; Pasajes de un sueño 1999; "Girados en concierto - a collaboration with Miguel Bosé 2000; Ana Torroja 2001; Frágil" (2003; Esencial 2004; Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte 2006); Sonrisa Smile - 2010
(born in 1981, resident Stockholm) is a Swedish composer. She started to play the piano at the age of 8, and became interested in composition shortly thereafter. Tarrodi studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy, and the College of Music in Piteå with, among other teachers, Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin and Marie Samuelsson. She completed her Master´s Degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009. In 2010 her piece Zephyros for orchestra received 1st prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition for young composers, which led to several performances of the piece. During 2011-2013 Tarrodi was Sveriges Radio P2´s Composer in Residence. A residence that includes, among other projects, commissions from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir. In spring 2012 she was appointed Composer of the Spring Season in the Berwald Concert Hall. In the same year Tarrodi received The Swedish Music Publishers Association’s Annual Music Publisher’s Award for her piece Empíreo for strings, harp and percussion. During 2013-2014 Tarrodi is the Västerås Sinfonietta´s Composer in Residence. Tarrodi writes for many types of ensembles, and is particularly interested in vocal and orchestral music. Her works have been performed by, among others, the Royal Stockholm PO, the Cape PO, the Spartanburg PO, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Helsingborg SO, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Sweden´s National Youth SO, Eric Ericson´s Chamber Choir, Musica Vitae, KammarensembleN, the Swedish Wind Ensemble and Sonanza. Tarrodi´s music has been performed in many countries around the world such as; U.S., Iceland, Italiy, Turkey, Mexico and South Africa. Tarrodi's music has been represented twice at the Baltic Sea Festival.
Selected works: Paradisfåglar II (Birds of Paradise II), 2013, for orch; Serenade in Seven Colours, 2013, for fiati orch, perc; Lucioles, 2011, for orch; Flyttfåglar, 2010 for ob, str; Sirám, 2008, for str; Zenelö, 2007, for symphony orch; 2013 Madárdal, 2013 for str quartet; Crystallites, 2012, for solo pf; Serenade to an Old Man, 2011, for ottoni Quintet; Tre sagor (Three tales), 2003 for trb, pf.
Publications direction: Edition Tarrodi.