Anne-Marie Turcotte

(Milano, 16 aprile 1962) Si è diplomata in Pianoforte, Composizione, Musica corale e Direzione di coro presso il Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, sotto la guida di Alberto Colombo, Azio Corghi e Franco Monego. Ha svolto attività concertistica sia come solista che in formazioni di musica da camera ed ha effettuato diverse registrazioni per la RAI. Ha vinto molti concorsi nazionali incluso il “Musica Nuova Festival” di Senigallia nel 2005. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in importanti manifestazioni come il Maggio Musicale Fiorentino e Milano Classica. Ha pubblicato per le case editrici Ricordi, Edipan, Edizioni Musicali Sinfonica e Bèrben. Collabora con la casa editrice Ricordi per la riduzione per canto e piano di opere di importanti autori contemporanei. Ha insegnato Armonia e Contrappunto presso i conservatori di Verona, Bari, Cuneo, Roma, Avellino, Como, Milano ed attualmente insegna Armonia e Contrappunto presso il Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini di Palermo. Tra le sue composizioni: Con il soffio di un canto, per quintetto di fiati (1991); Preludio sopra una scala enigmatica, per flauto solo (1995); Dopo un ascolto di Webern, per flauto e chitarra (2006); Sonatina, per flauto e pianoforte (2007).

Ayse Tütüncü

Pianist and composer was born in Adana, Turkey, 1960. She began to learn music at five and graduated from the Istanbul Municipality conservatory, where she liked chamber music very much. Her first group Mozaik, 1983, making fusion music out of rock, western classic, jazz and also traditions released four albums. With her Piano Percussion Band (piano-percussions-bass clarinet), and her Trio (piano and two wind instruments) she took part at many international festivals both in Turkey and Europe (6.Istanbul Jazz-1999, North Sea Jazz-2002 and London Jazz-2006- Festivals, Jazzahead Showcase-2011, etc..) and recorded three albums EMI/BlueNote released two Ayse Tutuncu albums. In her variations, colleagues or compositions, it is about a fusion she offers as a special blend of classical music, Anatolian music and jazz, with a balance of written and improvised parts. In 2010, her group was invited to join a special Bartok-project concert "Day of Song" in Dortmund; also she was commissioned by Istanbul-Capital to arrange and perform with three musicians and three dancers "Gomidas (Komitas) songs". She also composed for films or theatre- and musical-stages. In 2005, she projected /organized the Opening Concert of the WTI-World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul. She teaches regularly piano, group music workshops.

http://www.aysetutuncu.com

Béatrice Thiriet

(born in 1960, France) composer. Trained at the Conservatory of Versailles by Jean Alban and Solange Ancona, she studied composition and musical analysis. Meanwhile, her training as a pianist was marked by the meeting with Mikhail Rudy. Her musical vocation, an attraction for writing and her interest in the theater and the film led her very quickly to move to the music scene. Opera and film music are her areas of expertise. She received the 2001 Nadia and Lili Boulanger Prize at the Académie des Beaux-Arts for the premiere of her opera: Nouvelles Histoires d'Elle. For cinema she writes music Petits arrangements avec les morts in 1993, Petits arrangements avec les mortsin in 1994 and Lady Chatterley in 2006. She worked with many directors and filmmakers, film and television: Dominique Cabrera, Jacques Deschamps, Radu Miailheanu Joel Farges, Marc Esposito, Pierre Javaux, Xavier Durringer. She has worked on the issue of France Musique  the «Pavé dans la mare».  In November 2007, she offered a regular program on classical music “Radio Women”. She has directed two short films Portrait de lettres avec Chœurs and la lettre de Mourad with France 2 and Mezzo. She is also the author of the text and music of a multimedia work for children Bee et Bop for the City of Music and Sony.
Selected Works: Vogelstar, 2006, melody for chorus and orchestra, on a poem by WA Mozart; L'Invitation au voyage, five movements for Orchestra, 2005; Fortune Cookies, four opus for piano and whispered poetry, 2003; Nouvelles Histoires d'Elle, chamber opera, 2001, created at XXe Théâtre (prix Nadia et Lili Boulanger à l'Académie des Beaux arts);  Lettres d'Algérie, 2000, collage for soloist, chorus and chamber orchestra from the letters Lettres d'Algérie  published by Gallimard; Mondial Symphonia, 1987; Sports et Musiques, 1987, musical theater.
Awards: Prix Nadia et Lili Boulanger à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts; FIPA d'or for music of Lady Chatterley; Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres