Mercè Torrents Turmó

(born on 12th February 1930 in Barcelona, Spain). Pianist, singer and composer. She studied piano at the Liceo Music Conservatory with Mr. Pere Vallribera. She is Self-taught in composition under the Guidelines of Mr. Cristòfor Taltabull. She writes for piano, instrumental group, orchestra, trio, cobla (typical Catalan orchestra) and choral music. She has written songs with lyrics from well-known Catalan poets, like J. Carner, S. Espriu, Pere Quart, J.V. Foix and Miquel Martí Pol. She has played her music in many recitals. Since 1988 she is a member of the Catalan Composers Association. Her works have been played in all the events promoted by this Association and other Musical Corporations.
Selected Recordings: Avuimusica: pianos E fortes, 2004: "Evocació a Mossén Cinto Verdaguer" and "Preludiant sobre les ones del mar"; Estimats poetes: "cants de l'esperit", 1995; Ombra de foc, 1988; Ramats d'estrelles, 1986.
Selected Works: A Valencia festa: [ballet], 1986, cobla, pf; A Valencia festa: (3ª version), 2004, chi, camera orchestra; Cant d'amor, 2000, s/t, fl, cl, fg; Dansaines Trio: pensament pel poeta M. Martí i Pol, 2003, cl, ob, fg; Esquitxos: suite de dances (2ª versió), 1961, camera orchestra; Llibre de Sinera: Oratorio, 1999, symphony orchestra.

Mercedes Trujillo Callealta (Merche)

(born in Cádiz, Spain). Singer, songwriter and producer. In 2001, she participated with Spain in the pre-selection of Eurovision Song Contest with the song, No Pidas Mas Amor, under the name of Luna. She finished in sixth place, but signed with Vale Music and recorded her first album Mi Sueño. Her single No Pidas Mas Amor was a national hit in Spain, with TV appearances supporting the single and album, and was also the title track of the Spanish version of Big Brother. In 2002 and 2003, Merche toured with her first album, in the Mi Sueño Tour, where she sang all songs from the album and two covers of other artists, Alaska's A Quien Le Importa and Ray Heredia's Alegria de Vivir. In 2004 presented her second album Auténtica and in October 2005 she published her third album, Necesito libertad recorded in Maxximusic of Miami Studios between June and August 2005. Throughout 2006 the singer presented this third album throughout Spain, After a few months of rest, Merche prepared her fourth album under the title "Cal y arena". In December 2007, at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid, began the tour of Spain and in 2009 she began a promotional tour in Latin America and the United States. "Acordes de mi diario" (2010) was the title of their fifth album. This album marked a change in her career and in her style. Her last work, entitled Un mundo de colores, was recorded in 2012.
Selected works: Mi sueño 2002; Auténtica 2004; Necesito libertad 2005; Cal y arena 2007; Acordes de mi diario 2010; Un mundo de colores 2012.
Awards: In March of 2013, Merche received the Cadena Dial Award.


Mirjam Tally

(born 1976, Tallinn, Estonia, residence Visby, Sweden) contemporary composer and sound artist, is a member of the Estonian Composers Union and the Society of Swedish Composers. Tally graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music in 2000 as a student of Lepo Sumera. 2005, 2006 she was composer in Residence at Visby International Centre for Composers and 2009-2010 - Composer in Residence at Swedish Radio. Her music has been performed in festivals Mixtur in Barcelona, Dark Music Days on Iceland, Summartónar on Faeroe Islands, The Venice Biennale's International Festival of Contemporary Music in Italy, ISCM World New Music Days in Lithuania, Sweden and Croatia, Nordic Music Days on Iceland, Sound of Stockholm, Geiger festival in Gothenburg etc. Tally's work Swinburne participated at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2001. In 2009, Tally's orchestral work Turbulence was selected as recommended works at International Rostrum of Composers. Tally has collaborated with artists such as;  BIT20 Ensemble, Zagreb Soloists, Altera Veritas, Kaspars Putninsh, UMS’n JIP, Duo Violoncellissimo, Marco Blaauw, New European Ensemble etc. and in Sweden she has worked with Swedish Radio Orchestra and choir,  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, trio Zilliacus Persson - Raitinen, etc. from Estonia: Estonian National SO, Estonian Dream Bigband, Estonian National Male Choir, Küberstuudio, Weekend Guitar Trio, Wirbel, Ensemble U, Resonabilis.
Seleceted work: Steps, 2009,  for pf; Winter Island, 2009, for string quartet; Harleguin, 2000, for perc, fis; Moonwalker; 2011, for bcl, perc (batt/mar), string quintet; Déjà vu, 2010, for arp and orch;  Long way to go, 2007, for S, fis, vlc, claves; Ljuset och mörkret, 2012, for mixed coro and orch - 2*222 1110 12 1 str, sin.
Recordings, selected list: Manuscript; Õekese eest; Spanning Scandinavian Electro acoustic music, Media Artes; Dedicated to Trio Zilliacus Persson Raitinen. Phono Suecia.
Publications direction: Orchestra at Gehmans Musikförlag, other works available at Svensk Musik Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: 2004 The Heino Eller Music Prize, The Society of Swedish Composers Scholarship 2008, 2 prizes for the work Turbulence – the Composer Prize of the Estonian Music Days Festival 2007 and the small Christ Johnson Music Prize 2008 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, The Estonian Cultural Capital prize 2009.

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